O'Reilly hosts Rove to defend his GOP slush fund

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This morning, The New York Times ran an article explaining how Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, an offshoot of the GOP slush fund American Crossroads, is set up as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation. This means that the group can't devote more than 50 percent of its activities to politics, but in return it allows the group to provide anonymity to its donors.

The Times reported of such organizations, "The growing popularity of the groups is making the gaps in oversight of them increasingly worrisome among those mindful of the influence of money on politics."

So who did Bill O'Reilly turn to to discuss this article? Why, "Fox News analyst" Karl Rove, of course, who attacked the Times for putting so much focus on right-wing groups like Crossroads GPS while ignoring liberal groups that are funded in the same manner:

Karl Rove, as O'Reilly at least bothered to acknowledge, is actually responsible for helping to set up American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS. Wasn't it nice of Fox to let him use his role as a Fox political analyst to do damage control for his political groups?

Fox News' Karl Rove ethics crisis doesn't seem to be going away any time soon.

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Bill O'Reilly, Karl Rove
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