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O'Reilly's "Wright Memo" du jour bashes Moyers too

Reported by Chrish - April 28, 2008 -

As expected, Bill O'Reily's Talking Points Memo last night 4/28/08 was all about Jeremiah Wright - his interview with Bill Moyers, and his speeches at the NAACP in Detroit and at the National Press Club event. Unlike Moyers, O'Reilly was sarcastic and caustic and unlike Wright, Billo was boring.
With video.

O'Reilly kept up the "Wright is anti-American" line. In all the coverage and Talking Points and discussions on the Factor I have not heard him inform his audience that Wright gave up his college deferment in 1961 and joined the military, first as a Marine and then in the Navy, serving six years in all.

Wright was shown saying: "This is not an attack on Jeremiah Wright; it has nothing to do with Senator Obama. This is an attack on the black church, launched by people who know nothing about the African-American religious tradition."

O'Reilly's interpretation: "If you criticize Wright, you criticize black church-goers. Therefore, you're a racist. How despicable is that?"

Nice "no spin."

O'Reilly made sarcastic and immature remarks about Bill Moyers' interview, chiding him for "exposing the gentle side of Reverend Wright." Of course that is verboten on FOX, where they want to continue painting Wright as a one-dimensional caricature, a raving anti-American anti-white scary black man - under whose influence Democrat Obama has been mesmerized for twenty years.

O'Reilly complained that Moyers didn' challenge or confront Wright - in other words, he didn't use FOX tactics - and said that compared to Moyers, "Larry King waterboards his guests."

O'Reilly continued to distort Wright's words and meanings, making his snide, "snappy" (rehearsed) comebacks to the camera. He concluded that Wright is doing this "magical mystery tour" (copyright infringement alert!) for the attention, but what he's really doing is hurting Obama.

O'Reilly shrugs off any responsibility he has in "advancing the story" as jounalistic duty to keep the folks informed. We're still waiting for the in-depth "investigation" into Hagee, his controversial statements and views, and how it will affect John McCain's candidacy from here to November.