On The Factor tonight, Bill O’Reilly took on, again, the question of how much people, including those of us here in the U.S., should worry about the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
O’Reilly played a clip of (CNN’s spin off) HLN’s Nancy Grace sparring with a weatherman over whether radiation leaking from Japan will result in California children growing extra heads. He then told his guest, radio host Laura Ingraham, that he’s happy with his shows’ coverage of the disaster in Japan, saying that he hasn’t “hyped” the situation.
O’Reilly then gave CNN something of a backhanded compliment: Hyping the story and giving in to speculation over whether “we’re all going to become mutants” has given CNN a competitive advantage over rival network MSNBC. Then, a… fronthanded compliment? O’Reilly conceded that, despite the hype, he believes CNN is a “very, very good news-gathering agency” that he respects.
Take a look at the segment, via Fox News:
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