During The O’Reilly Factor’s regular “Mad as Hell” segment, the first letter from a viewer just happened to complain that the media is covering the missing Malaysian jet more than Benghazi. That just happened to give Bill O’Reilly and Fox’s Heather Nauert an opportunity to add their two cents of agreement.
As I previously posted, both Andrea Tantaros and Bill O’Reilly found ways to work Benghazi into discussions about the missing Malaysian plane yesterday. But O’Reilly did it not once but twice on last night’s show. First, O’Reilly complained in his Talking Points commentary, “The network news doesn’t want to cover important stories like the IRS and Benghazi but they can cover the airliner without any political consequences.”
Later in the show, Nauert appeared for her regular Thursday night “Mad as Hell” gig. In it, viewers write to O’Reilly with their gripes. Coincidentally, the very first email compared Benghazi and the missing plane coverage. It read:
I’m mad as hell because the mainstream media has joined the able outlets in over-covering the missing airliner. In 11 days, there’s been more coverage on this than the total coverage on Benghazi.”
“Very true,” O’Reilly said approvingly.
“That’s such a good way of looking at it,” Nauert said, smiling.
I tell you what: since you guys are so concerned about the Benghazi story getting shunted aside, why don’t you just go wall-to-wall on it? You know, in the name of journalistic principle and integrity. Show those other, lesser-than networks you’re not afraid to cover the real news while they chase the missing Malaysian plane.
Must really suck to have a life ambition of becoming just like Bill O’Reilly!