O’Reilly Hits CNN’s Stelter (‘Cheap-Shot Artist’) for Shot at Fox Ebola Coverage

Bill O’Reilly and Bernie Goldberg defended Fox’s Andrea Tantaros tonight from PBS’ Miles O’Brien, who said her comment about witch doctors and Ebola demonstrates “a level of ignorance we should not allow in our media.”

Tantaros expressed a concern that there are people in African nations stricken with Ebola with very backwards and non-scientific beliefs, and so they might go to witch doctors for treatment. In a segment on how cable news is covering the Ebola crisis, O’Brien and CNN’s Brian Stelter were both taken aback by that particular claim. O’Brien observed there was something racial about it.

O’Reilly called Stelter a “notorious cheap-shot artist,” while Goldberg cited comments months ago from a British Red Cross worker who said there are plenty of people in Sierra Leone who believe ebola is a punishment or “a result of witchcraft.” He said the reality is some African citizens are “backward people” who just don’t believe in modern science.

And so for Stelter and O’Brien to find something strange in what Tantaros said, Goldberg only had one thing to say: “Shame on Brian Stelter and Miles O’Brien. They have no idea how their liberalism affects and infects their journalism. Shame on them.”

Watch the segment below, via Fox News:

And you can watch the Reliable Sources segment in question here, via CNN:

[image via screengrab]

— —

Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Have a tip we should know?

Filed Under:
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. AmboTV
  7. Gossip Cop