Bill O’Reilly and Bernie Goldberg tonight called out the media for covering Obama administration scandals in a very different way than they would cover Republican scandals. Goldberg said that the liberal media’s emphasis of late appears to be on how the GOP is handling the scandals as opposed to the scandals themselves. He called out specific individuals in the media and declared that “this is how far liberalism has fallen.”
O’Reilly noticed that CNN’s Candy Crowley took a “slightly skeptical tone” in how she phrased a question to Senator Rand Paul over Benghazi. Goldberg lumped this kind of questioning in with a reporter asking a scientist about the possibility of the earth being flat. He said that when Republicans are involved, it’s unambiguously a scandal, but when Democrats are involved, the headlines focus on how the Republicans are cynically manipulating said scandals.
Goldberg specifically cited a New York Times front page headline about the scandal, and slammed MSNBC’s Joy Reid for claiming the story is “not about you” unless you’re trying to form a 501c4 organization. Goldberg remarked, “This is how far liberalism has fallen in this country.”
O’Reilly found it striking how Crowley was “almost arguing” with Paul in an apparent defense of the Obama administration, and while he did admit there is a legitimate conversation to be had about the politics of the scandal, but said the main story has to be about credibility. Goldberg added that while the Times story on the GOP reaction was on page one, the main story about the scandal was covered on page 11. Goldberg brought up the people interviewed on the street by O’Reilly’s producer last week, calling them the kind of “clueless people” Obama is counting on to help him get through all the scandals he’s facing.
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