Kent Jones, over at The Maddow Blog caught Bill O'Reilly and Geraldo Rivera being taken to task in the New Orleans Times-Picayune over their disparaging comments about the city last Friday night. Among other things, Rivera called it the "Big Sleazy."
The Times-Picayune writes:
The segmentaired last Friday after video clips emerged in court showing prisoners at the Orleans Parish jail complex drinking, using drugs and brandishing a gun while behind bars.
After running the clip, Rivera and O'Reilly discussed the city's problems in the same astonished tones that many locals have, but fired off sweeping generalizations about how New Orleans has been corrupt for "hundreds of years," and how problems plaguing the criminal justice system look solvable if enough residents would just demand some tougher police tactics.
...The segment "was a disservice to New Orleans, America and the truth," reads the letter in response, signed by the Business Council of New Orleans and River Region, Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans, Common Good and Greater New Orleans, Inc.
The letter also says:
Now let us be clear: the truth is that the prison video is shocking. But it is also true that the video is four years old, and that the prison has been closed. There will be consequences. And we are confident that we will fix this problem, because as you will see below, the truth is that New Orleans has confronted and defeated an extraordinary range of other challenges over the past five years.
On this theme, The Wall Street Journal recently ran a much broader, more balanced and more accurate story – “The Real Super Bowl Winner: Why New Orleans Came Back from Katrina Better than Ever” (attached). In this piece, the Journal describes how New Orleans is now a national model for reform, suggesting “Other troubled cities and Washington, take note.”
For the truth is, in the few years since the devastation of Katrina, the largest manmade disaster in the history of the United States, New Orleans has addressed long-standing challenges with a speed and efficacy unprecedented in the history of our great nation.
The Times-Picayune says O'Reilly will address this on tonight's show. The O'Reilly/Rivera segment is below.
“The TRUTH can be a REAL BYTCH, but that doesn’t make it any less REAL or any less TRUE!” (TRAINAISM)
FACT: TULANE & LOYOLA STUDENTS are currently being PREYED upon by “YOUNG BLACK THUGS” hiding in the darkness every single night!
FACT: These College Students have been told not to leave the Campus Unescorted after dark-30!
FACT: New Orleans is a Urban Wasteland filled with “CRACKHEADS”, CRACKORES", “THUG LIFERS”, “LITTLE TUPACERS”, “PANTSDOWNERS”,“DRUG DEALERS”, “STREET HUSTLERS”, “AFRICAN QUEENS” and the MOTHER to all these Dysfunctional Groups the “ENTITLEMENTERS”!
SooOOOOO DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE LILY WHITE LYING LIBERAL JEW MEDIA!
FACT: No one on “PLANET EARTH” knows more about New Orleans than the fatuous1, not even the Infamous Libtard James Carville!
This is what the LILY WHITE LYING LIBERAL JEW MEDIA is trying to SPIN about the MOST Corrupt City on PLANET EARTH in the AFTERMATH of Bill and GERALDO Comments about the “BIG SLEAZY”!
Be honest- Someone told this network that defamation lawsuits can count as awards, didn’t they? They certainly seem to be trying extra hard lately.
Oh that’s right, it Fox News(?)
NOTE TO TIMES-PICAYUNE STAFF AND NEW ORLEANS RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Since Billy wants to discuss corruption, bring up News Corporation’s News International hacking and bribery scandals in the U.K. Rupert Murdoch’s employees hacked into the phone of a murdered 13 year-old English girl. They also bribed police officers as well. More than 40 people were arrested, including News Corporation employees. Continue this daily so the world is reminded of their corruptions. News Corporation is the parent company of Fox “News” Channel.