Bill O'Reilly appears to be banking on the saying about how if you repeat a lie often enough, it will be believed. Last week, in his second attempt, via his hired stalker Jesse Watters, O'Reilly tried to paint Hawaii, the home state of President Obama, as a "libertine" state full of mixed race people getting free stuff. In his video tutorial, Watters claimed that Hawaii has the highest rate of food stamp usage. That was wrong. Friday night, Bill O'Reilly began his segment, "exposing Hawaii's liberalism," with the same allegation about how Hawaii ranks "number one in food stamps." Once again, that's incorrect - at least according to the Murdoch owned Wall Street Journal. Is O'Reilly merely misinformed or is he lying to push his twisted agenda? Is he, as Senator Al Franken used to say, pulling facts out of his ass?
The information regarding food stamps usage is readily available and if O'Reilly availed himself to it, he would find out that Hawaii ranks 35th from the bottom while a bunch of conservative states are in the top 10 - something never brought up by O'Reilly as that might cut the buzz of his message that liberals are the only ones who want free stuff. So we don't know if he's deliberately lying or just misinformed - which seems odd for somebody who presents as somebody in control of the facts. One thing's for certain, as Jon Stewart says of O'Reilly - he's full of shit!
The information is from April 2011 to April 2012.
His regular lies never get accounted for past watch sites.
He can’t even tell the difference between quoting a bad fact… and outright lying. Something him and his viewers apparently have in common.