No, our headline isn’t giving the title of J.K. Rowling’s surprise follow-up to her final installment of the Harry Potter series—it’s a quote from Bill O’Reilly on “The O’Reilly Factor.” As the eagle-eyed folks at Media Matters note, Fox’s cuddliest pundit seems to be having a hard time with the idea of a gay Dumbledore.
Bill O’Reilly claims Iran is “upping the violence” in Iraq to give Democrats a boost in the November election. O’Reilly then hypocritically encourages Bush to use military action to achieve a political end. (Video & Transcript)
The “Daily Show” pokes fun at Bill O’Reilly’s recent bragging that Al Qaeda has him on a hit list. As Jon Stewart points out: “I don’t know if you’ve seen the Al Qaeda tapes, um…we’re kind of all on the hit list.”
During his May 23 show, Bill O’Reilly claimed that many young Americans have “no idea what’s going on,” stating that they get their news from Jon Stewart. Problem is, studies show that Stewart’s viewers are better informed than most other media consumers—considerably better than viewers of “The O’Reilly Factor.”