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O'Reilly trying to make a mountain out of a guacamole-hill

Reported by Chrish - February 8, 2008 -

It can't be a good thing for a self-proclaimed news channel when an intelligent viewer watches a segment repeatedly asking the set "What? What are you talking about? Who? Who are you talking about?" Today 2/7/08 Bill O'Reilly did an entire segment without mentioning the specifics who, what, or when and even more oddly his guests Bernie Goldberg and Jane Hall also shed no light on the situation. The Google brought some context and a good laugh.

Having missed the teaser at the very top of the hour, I didn't hear the dead giveaway "'an NBC commentator' equates Hispanics with guacamole! But the farleft Internet sites are silent!"

Still not naming he-who-shall-not-be-named, O'Reilly introduced the segment with Goldberg and Hall by denouncing MediaMatters (with an inaccurate and damaging characterization) and whining that they and other farleft sites had not picked up on this outrageous "racial slur."

When they finally got to the discussion, Goldberg shrugged it off. He agreed that there's hypocrisy in the media, but this is a big nothing. Hall was harsher, saying it was insensitive and "he" should be called on it, but sees it as a one-time flub. O'Reilly, not getting the reaction he obviously wanted, put forth the hypothetical what if it had been Limbaugh? It would be on the front page of the New York Times. When Goldberg insisted there was nothing wrong with what Olbermann (still unnamed) had said, O'Reilly spun it into an issue of "dishonest and corrupt media" who didn't report on it but WOULD have if it had been the other side. Goldberg still dissented, going so far as to call it an idiotic issue, so O'Reilly ranted himself that it is indicative of the rampant corruption in the liberal media, looking to demonize one side - this is a great example, he said.

O'Reilly is still trying to play the victim (when he's not being a hero, see previous post) and laying the blame on the media. This shot at Olbermann fell woefully short and he just looked ridiculous.