How Many Lies Did Bill O'Reilly Just Put Into His Own On-Air Correction?
So there has been a late August GOP whineathon about how liberals were co-opting noted Republican Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. by pretending he was some sort of liberal like them, when everyone knows Martin Luther King believed in the free market and race-blindness, because Republicans are the real not-racists.
Then they were all waah waah waah, why are you being so partisan, black people, by not inviting any of us to celebrate this great Republican, and then they were all, oh, you did invite a whole bunch of us, but we were taking care of the people's business in Jackson Hole and meeting with the oil industry.
(Really, Eric Cantor and John Boehner should have just lied about it. Fox would have run their side of the story, and half the country would believe it to be so.)
Then a funny thing happened: Bill O'Reilly corrected himself, on air, and apologized for being wrong in asserting that no Republicans had been invited to speak at the March on Washington OFA rally. And that is when a monkey flew out of our butt!
But here is the important question: Did Bill O'Reilly lie while he was correcting himself?
SURE WHY NOT.
First, it was probably a lie that Bill O'Reilly just "assssuuuuuuumed" (his emphasis) that no Republicans had been invited to speak at the March on Washington anniversary celebration. It was probably a lie, because that was in fact a conservative talking point all day! Including, oddly, on Fox!
Second, no, we do not watch The O'Reilly Factor "for accuracy." In fact, we do not watch it at all unless someone else has done the yeoman's service of clipping it for us. (In this case, NYMag. Thanks guys!)
There were probably a whole bunch of other lies in there too, as the clip is 45 seconds long.
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