When conservative commentators and Republican politicians tell you they are under-represented in the media, that their views don't reach Americans in the way that liberal ideas do, that they are NOT the mainstream media, they are lying. Conservative media IS mainstream.
Republican fact-checkers say that The Washington Post Fact Checker is wrong and that the plant did close in 2009 under President Obama's watch. What would an impartial view of the speech have thought? What did you think? Now, just for a second, put your politics aside.
Islamophobia in America is not innate. Rather it's the fruit of a decade long hysteria against Muslims generated by a largely Republican machine comprised of Republican pundits, conservative funders, media conglomerates and fiery politicians.
In the spirit of being "fair and balanced," and with thanks to Media Matters for America, which regularly monitors The O'Reilly Factor, here are examples of O'Reilly's lies, distortions and right-wing buffoonery over the past eight years.
Was it worth it for me to spend five minutes on the O'Reilly Factor, taking Bill's abuse, and having to read the outpouring of hate email from the kind of deranged people who represent the small right-wing fringe of American politics?
Humor has always been the best way to swallow and accept the obvious exploitation of political office and the misbehavior of politicians.
Mitt Romney launched his major general election ad campaign this week and the late night hosts (minus the still on vacation Stewart and Colbert) were there to brutally make fun of him.
Yes, there's a double-standard. And until there's full equality and the long slow process of racial healing is completed, the double-standard has to remain.
Fox is now what McCarthy would have been if he had access to the Internet and 24-hour cable TV. Odd stories like the birther movement only exist because Fox irresponsibly fans the flames, continuing to report on the discredited issue.
I try to avoid Fox News, and I'm not a fan of Bill O'Reilly, but as the mother of a self-identified gay 7-year-old son who has a crush on Glee's Blaine, the most recent media controversy involving Mr. O'Reilly caught my attention.
Instead of calling Biden a hypocrite, O'Reilly should have talked up a change with real teeth -- limiting charitable contribution deductions for the super affluent as well as all deductions and tax loopholes altogether.
On Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, Bill O'Reilly recently worked himself and Gretchen Carlson into an absolute tizzy over an episode of Glee that featured a transgender teen. O'Reilly expressed his concern that Glee is glamorizing "alternative lifestyles."
A child is not harmed by watching gay and transgender characters on Glee. A child is harmed by watching Bill O'Reilly and his team calling them "dopey," spouting ignorance, and instilling fear about sexuality and gender.
So many Americans are so angry and frustrated these days -- vulnerable to loss of job and healthcare and home, without a shred of economic security -- they're easy prey for demagogues offering simple answers and ready scapegoats. Take, for example, Bill O'Reilly.
When you are leader of the free world, no matter how hard you are trying to capture the vote of the hip social media world, the subject line should say: "From the president."