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Media Matters Now Doing Ads for Beck and O’Reilly’s Bold Fresh Tour

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Posted on January 27 2010 1:02 pm
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No, really. They are running them on YouTube and getting lots of hits. They must have caved in and adopted a “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” strategy of backhanded support, since the more they critique Fox the higher Fox’s ratings go.

Check out this clip, in which O’Reilly says that the South Side of Chicago is “like Haiti.”

This was presented without comment, so Media Matters must agree. If they were to present this as a critique (as they are purportedly a media watchdog group) they probably would have called O’Reilly on his ridiculous understatement. Chicago’s murder rate is more than 50% higher than that of Haiti (18/100,000 vs. 11.5/100,000 in Haiti).

Then they released this clip, in which O’Reilly says that we should waterboard Reid and Pelosi, again, presented without comment.

If only O’Reilly were that “bold and fresh” on his show, instead of saving all the great soundbites for Dennis Miller.

The Bold Fresh Tour looks fantastic. I had been completely uninterested before Media Matters ran these excellent ads. Too bad it’s sold out. I can’t wait for their ads for Beck. He tends to make controversial statements from time to time, you know.

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