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Is that a News Hounds reader I see on O'Reilly?

Reported by Chrish - January 30, 2007 -

An emailed question appearing on the O'Reilly Factor last night 1/29/07 seemed it could have been written by someone who read this analysis of O'Reilly's Talking Points Memos this past month.

Gary Ater wrote to O'Reilly:

"How can the spin be stopping on the O'Reilly Factor when all we hear about is the far-left? Why do we not hear about the far-right?"

O'Reilly replied

"Fair question, sir. Far right's been marginalized in this country. The establishment press ignores them and there are few elected officials who fit that profile. So there's not much going on in far-rightville. If there were, we would tell you about it."

New York, we have a problem. FEW elected officials? Granted a bunch of them got fired in November, but there are still quite a few remaining, and the former officials were never identified (with a sneer) as "far-right." And there has never - NEVER - been a segment on the O'Reilly Factor that used the term "far-right" eight times in six minutes, excoriating people of that particular political leaning.

Lets see, who's far right? (Besides all the stars at FOX : John Gibson, Brit Hume, Neil Cavuto, the crew at FOX and Friends, Sean Hannity, yes, Bill O'Reilly)... their guests! Ann Coulter, Dennis Miller, Ollie North, Bill Cowan, David Hunt, Michelle Malkin, Danny Bonaduce, Dick Morris, Wendy Murphy, Neal Boortz, Michael Savage, Mike Gallagher, Mary Matalin, Bill Bennett, G Gordon Liddy, Pat Robertson, James Dobson, Fred Barnes, Frederick Kagan, Charles Krauthammer, Bill friggin Kristol, for crying out loud...

As for elected officials, start at the top: Dick Cheney, Bush, Karl Rove, Condi Rice, Don Rumsfeld, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, John Bolton, anyone recycled from Nixon's or Bush Sr's administration, PNAC signers, Rick Santorum, Sam Brownback, Matt and Roy Blunt, Jeb Bush, George Voinovich, Ted Stevens, Pat Roberts, James Inhofe, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Mitch McConnell, Kit Bond, Norm Coleman, Jim Talent, Bill Frist, come aaaahn, as O'Reilly would say.

No spin? Gotcha!