Fox News host Bill O'Reilly advised his radio audience to "go to Media Matters for America," which he accused of engaging in "personal attack after personal attack" because "[t]hey've got nothing."
From the June 8 broadcast of Westwood One's The Radio Factor With Bill O'Reilly:
O'REILLY: Smear, attack, defame. It's sad. Got it? That's all they do. No solutions. They don't know what to do in Iraq. They don't know what to do with the war on terror. They don't know what to do with the health situation. They don't know. They have nothing to give you, nothing. So smear, attack, defame. And that's the world where [Democratic National Committee chairman Howard] Dean lives, that's where he lives. Lives on the left-wing fringe. Fed this stuff daily.
I mean, I want you to go to Media Matters for America; I want you to look at that stuff. All they do is attack, personal attack after personal attack after personal attack. They've got nothing. The reason that Air America ridiculous thing is failing is because they don't have anything. "The neocons are bad." How many times can you hear that? How many times a day do you wanna hear that your country is lousy? That's all they've got. All they've got. No solutions, can't debate. Hysteria, up, down and out.
To those taking O'Reilly's advice, here's a brief sampling of his documented distortions and falsehoods.
As for "personal attacks," O'Reilly has previously compared Media Matters to Mao Zedong, the Ku Klux Klan, and Fidel Castro and called us "the most vile, despicable human beings in the country."
O'Reilly has argued that "if you attack someone publicly ... you have an obligation to face the person you are smearing. If you don't, you are a coward." Yet he continues to attack Media Matters, and he continues to refuse to face us.