O'Reilly on "the American press": "blatantly partisan and dishonest intellectually"

››› ››› BEN FISHEL

On his radio program, Bill O'Reilly declared that "the American press" is the "most damaging institution in the country today, because it's so blatantly partisan and dishonest intellectually." Later that day on The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly referred to the media as "the forces of darkness" for "working against Jessica's Law [which would institute harsher penalties for child molesters] for ideological, crazy, nutty, far-left, insane reasons."

On the March 28 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program, host Bill O'Reilly declared that "the American press" is the "most damaging institution in the country today because it's so blatantly partisan and dishonest intellectually." Later that day, during a segment on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly referred to the media as "the forces of darkness" for allegedly "working against Jessica's Law [which would institute harsher penalties for child molesters] for ideological, crazy, nutty, far-left, insane reasons."

From the March 27 broadcast of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:

O'REILLY: Surely, surely, every intelligent person has to say, "You gotta stop the illegal immigration." That's the bottom line. And you know our press does not care. Once again, just like with the kids, abusing the kids, MIA. No solutions, and anybody who puts forth a solution, particularly if it is an effective solution, is a racist. And that's our American press. I think the American press -- and I know you've heard me say this -- is the most damaging institution in the country today because it's so blatantly partisan and dishonest intellectually. No pressure put upon anybody to solve any problem they don't like. God help you, though, if you don't give welfare and -- and, you know, payments to everybody who comes into the country, legally or illegally. God help you if you don't do that.

From the March 27 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, featuring criminal defense attorney and Fox News legal analyst Craig Mitnick :

MITNICK: Jessica's Law talks about putting someone in prison if they are proven to be a child molester. Well, guess what? If someone is a child molester, it's not about the judges and it's not about the lawyers, it's about one thing only -- protection.

O'REILLY: I'm glad you're on my side, but I want everyone to know this is a struggle here. The defense attorneys buy politicians off, especially in small states like Vermont where they give a lot of money, and the liberal media working against Jessica's Law for ideological, crazy, nutty, far-left, insane reasons. And the folks have gotta know who the forces of darkness are.

MITNICK: And if they realize that Jessica's Law makes the system fairer and protects wrongly accused --

Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel, Westwood One
Person
Bill O'Reilly
Show/Publication
The Radio Factor, The O'Reilly Factor
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