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O'Reilly: Clinton and Obama have big negatives, McCain is smiling

Reported by Chrish - April 24, 2008 -

Even Bill O'Reilly is tired of Bill O'Reilly's same old, same old. Tonight's Talking Points Memo 4/23/08 rehashed the past months talking points: the Obama/Clinton race is destroying the Democratic Party, NBC is in the tank for Obama, and the New York Times wants a Democrat to win the White House.

Clinton's win in Pennsylvania Tuesday leaves the candidates basically tied; Obama has a slight lead in delegates, Clinton has momentum. Since they agree on most issues, more debating won't help, so it'll all come down to voter preference for one style or another. The "Democratic Party's media arm" (project much??), the New York Times, scolded Clinton today for going negative. As guest Jesse Jackson Jr. pointed out in a later segment, the NYTimes' willingness to call out the candidate they endorsed in the Democratic primaries shows impartiality. O'Reilly hyperbolically declared that "the NYTimes is in business primarily to promote - put that party to power" (bad edit? transmission difficulties? We'll see what the print version says tomorrow) even though the editorial expressly stated

"It is past time for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to acknowledge that the negativity, for which she is mostly responsible, does nothing but harm to her, her opponent, her party and the 2008 election."

"NBC News has pretty much set itself up as Obama headquarters," the no-spin poseur said, his contempt for Keith Olbermann overtaking his truthfulness yet again. He's going to let the folks know what they come up with to help "reignite" Obama's campaign.

The candidates are exhausted and out of bullets - there's nothing left to say. "Talking Points" is tired too, but understands how important the situation is. Clinton and Obama both have big negatives, though they've both shown "pluck and determination." Ultimately personality and style will determine the winner. it'll go all the way to the convention, he predicts, and he seees chaos (fingers crossed!) rather than clarity for the Democratic party. John McCain is somewhere smiling right now.

Even when he has nothing "new", the #1 guy in cable "news" keeps on talking, spewing bias and spin.