O'Reilly admits Fox News is "anti-liberal"

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In his column today, Bill O'Reilly acknowledges that Fox news is "anti-liberal":

Meantime, the anti-liberal Fox News Channel and the Wall Street Journal, whose editorial page is conservative, are both doing very well.

Fox News is currently promoting the column on their Fox Nation website:

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Since President Obama's election, the network has gradually shed even the appearance of trying to live up to their "Fair and Balanced" slogan. In March 2009, Roger Ailes reportedly claimed to see Fox News as "the Alamo," while Fox executive Bill Shine called the network "the voice of the opposition on some issues." Over the next months, Fox News began openly engaging in political advocacy against the Democratic Congress and the White House, while seeking to bolster Republican candidates.

More recently, Fox's corporate parent, News Corp., donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association for the express purpose of defeating Democratic candidates. Asked for comment, News Corp.'s spokesman cited his support for "the RGA's pro-business agenda."

And now, the network's most-watched host is calling the network "anti-liberal," and the network's website is trumpeting the column in which he makes the claim.

As Eric Boehlert said on MSNBC, there is "no daylight" between Fox News and the GOP, "and they don't apparently care who knows it."

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Fox News Channel, Fox Nation
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Bill O'Reilly
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