Bill O'Reilly once claimed that he's "very rarely wrong." But he does, as he admits, make mistakes. But given that he seems to be attuned to the issues, one wonders if some of his "mistakes" are deliberate lies meant to misinform and inflame his right wing viewers, many of whom are, presumably, conservative Catholics. Such was the case during his recent rant about the demise of "traditional" America when he referenced Catholic vote in the recent election. He said that "Despite the President's controversial insistence that some Catholic entities provide birth control and after pills, Catholics supported Obama 50 percent to 48 percent down from 2008 but still a surprise to some." While his stats were correct, the first part of the statement is either a mistake or a lie.
Fact Check - Under the birth control mandate, Catholic institutions such as colleges, hospitals, and social service agencies will be required to provide coverage for birth control to women who are insured through their employer health insurance. They are not being required to distribute birth control. O'Reilly should know that.
O'Reilly is totally wrong on this one and for that he gets a loofahs on fire rating.
I believe both polls were conducted by Pew Research but I could be mistaken.
Note to Killer OâReilly
Move the Fuck Over and let WOMEN field this issue. Youâre a goddamn sexual harasser & murder instigator for Chrissake!
Of course those birth control-using Catholics are avoiding being hypocrites by not supporting the ridiculous 19th century ideas of the Bishops. Cudos to modern Catholics!
As I commented in an earlier thread (the "White Power Website Praises Bill O’Reilly’s “White Establishment Is Minority” Comment"), is there some reason it can’t be BOTH? After all, Priscilla, you yourself suggest that “some of his ‘mistakes’ are deliberate lies meant to misinform and inflame.” I don’t get why there’s a need to ask “either/or” when it comes to O’Reilly. Give him the benefit of the doubt if you want, but bear in mind, this isn’t someone who deserves it. “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”