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Bill O'Reilly Continues FOX News' Jihad Against Al Gore

Reported by Marie Therese - February 14, 2006

In last night's O'Reilly Factor, the Great Bloviator first hauled Al Gore over the coals in his Talking Points Memo, calling the former Vice-President's comments to a Middle Eastern economic conference "anti-American." He went on to claim in a segment with two Democrats - Lanny Davis and Kirsten Powers - that Gore's contention that Arabs in America had been unfairly treated after 9/11 was false. Neither Democrat had enough facts at their disposal to counter O'Reilly's obsessive insistence that there were only thirteen Arabs who had experienced any kind of unlawful treatment.

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One wonders why the Democratic guests were not better informed on the topic of Arab detentions in the United States, since they must have been told in advance that they were to debate on this topic. But, knowing Bill O'Reilly's past history, maybe they were actually told they'd be debating ice dancing in Central Park!

So, in answer to Bill's contentions and in support of Al Gore's observations, I herewith present a list of a few out of thousands of results I obtained in a couple of simple Google searches, each outlining the abysmal treatment that significantly MORE than 13 Arabs have been subjected to since September 11, 2001.

As you can see one of the listing is from Human Rights Watch. Last night when Powers tried to cite the Human Rights studies, O'Reilly dismissed them as so far-left that he wouldn't consider their research reliable. In an O'Reilly interview, the deck is so stacked against the opposition that perhaps one could go easy on Ms. Powers. At least she tried to defend Gore. Lanny Davis, however, was an embarrassment, and proved once again that he deserves the nickname I gave him over a year ago, i.e., Lanny the Lapdog.

Democracy Now, 3-1-05: Brooklyn's Abu Ghraib: Detainees in Post 9/11 Sweep Allege Abuse in New York Detention Center

American Muslim Perspective: American Muslims four years after 9-11

Human Rights Watch compilation of articles

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