FOX News Channel host Bill O'Reilly apparently believes being called "a Muslim" is comparable to being called "a Communist, a fascist ... or a mud-wrestling woman." In an interview with Television Week editor Alex Ben Block on the August 5 edition of The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly included "Muslim" in a litany of portrayals that a "smear merchant" filmmaker might choose in order to defame an opponent using clever editing tactics.
From the August 5 edition of FOX News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor:
O'REILLY: You know the smear merchant [referring to Robert Greenwald, director of Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism, a documentary film critical of FOX] stole video from us, stole video over an eight-year period and put it out. I could make you, Mr. Block, look like a Communist, a fascist, a Muslim, or a mud-wrestling woman if I get eight years of video and cut and paste it.