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.
Later, O’Reilly’s guest, blogger Brian Maloney, also claimed that “Rush was talking about Jesse MacBeth and actual phony soldiers.” Maloney asserted, “It couldn’t be more obvious, Bill. What he was talking about — this started two days earlier with an ABC news piece” about phony soldiers and “[o]n Wednesday morning, Rush Limbaugh had a taped commentary where he discussed that.”
O’Reilly introduced his segment on Limbaugh’s remarks by stating: “More smears from the despicable Media Matters organization, which is funded by far-left dollars. In addition to me, Rush Limbaugh is a favorite target of these guttersnipes, who distort hours of talk radio, hoping to create phony controversies.” After airing the audio clip in which Limbaugh referred to anti-war soldiers as “phony soldiers,” O’Reilly asserted: “Now Media Matters is peddling that Mr. Limbaugh was denigrating soldiers who dissent from the Iraq war, but that doesn’t seem to be true.” O’Reilly uncritically aired Limbaugh’s defense — that he was referring to “one soldier with that phony soldier comment” — and attacked the “media [that] picked up the phony story from Media Matters,” and politicians such as former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) for “spreading the propaganda” by condemning Limbaugh’s attacks.
For his part, Maloney began his commentary by claiming that: “This entire situation is completely outrageous.” Referring to O’Reilly’s recent controversial remarks about his visit to Sylvia’s restaurant in Harlem, Maloney added: “You’ve already been targeted by these people. When they couldn’t get rid of you last week, they quickly switched gears and moved into Rush Limbaugh’s territory. And now, this is an ongoing campaign to destroy talk radio, to destroy anyone that disagrees with them. They have become the self-appointed censors, this George Soros-funded campaign. It’s absolutely ridiculous.” Later, O’Reilly added: “[W]e want to be accurate here. … The Democracy Alliance gets Soros money and then doles it out to far left hit men like Media Matters.” In fact, as Media Matters has repeatedly noted, it has received no money from philanthropist George Soros — either directly or indirectly, including through the Democracy Alliance.
You can read the transcript at Media Matters. However, I can’t find the link to where you donate for these poor perpetual victims, BillO and Limpbaugh.