Thursday, August 2, 2007

Bill O'Reilly criticized Free Republic comments about Clinton despite objectionable comments on his own site

On the July 31 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly again attacked liberal blog Daily Kos as a "hate website" and said "[i]t is the Ku Klux Klan." He also criticized right-wing website Free Republic for posting "vile, hateful stuff," saying to Free Republic spokesman Kristinn Taylor: "[W]e pulled a bunch of stuff off your website today and it's pretty vile; it's pretty awful. You've got some pretty sick people posting -- a couple of examples: 'Homosexuals are dogs.' 'I hate blacks.' '[Sen.] Hillary Clinton [D-NY] should be assassinated.' 'A stray bullet should kill her' -- and on and on and on. ... [T]his is all on your website today." Guest and former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-TN) later said of these examples: "[Y]ou don't find people posting that on a Fox News website." O'Reilly responded: "No, you don't, because we have standards." But on O'Reilly's own website,, as of 1 p.m. ET on August 1, comments attacking Clinton previously documented by remain. Read more

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