Daily Archives: October 5, 2007

Phony, Boloney, and Maloney

From Media Matters:

On the October 1 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly discussed conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh’s controversial remarks about “phony soldiers,” and claimed that “Media Matters is peddling that Mr. Limbaugh was denigrating soldiers who dissent from the Iraq War, but that doesn’t seem to be true.” As evidence, O’Reilly aired a clip of Limbaugh claiming that he “was talking about one soldier with that phony soldier comment. Jesse MacBeth.” But O’Reilly did not point out, as Media Matters for America has done, that during the September 26 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Limbaugh — in his original comments — actually referred to “phony soldiers,” plural. O’Reilly also ignored the fact that Limbaugh did not refer to Jesse MacBeth until one minute and 50 seconds after making his “phony soldiers” comment.

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