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12/03/2009 08:23 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Will O'Reilly Blame Washington Times Fall On Its Right Wing Slant?

(Full disclosure: I have been published in The Washington Times, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and the Los Angeles Times)

In April of this year, Bill O'Reilly wrote that "The New York Times is most definitely a committed left-wing concern that is openly contemptuous of the conservative, traditional point-of-view. That is the primary reason the paper may soon dissolve." He's layed the same wood to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times and pretty much any newspaper or mainstream media outlet who wrote or said something Bill disagreed with.

This week I'm sure he will offer the same rationale in explaining why The Washington Times, the decidedly right wing newspaper arm of the Republican Party, announced Wednesday that it is laying off at least 40 percent of its staff and shifting mainly to free distribution.

Different than any of the newspapers who Bill has blamed left-wing leanings for their losses, the Times pretty much admitted its long time bias saying that it will cease any presumed semblance of being a bona fide full-coverage daily, factual coverage of the news and instead offer "cultural coverage based on traditional values" - right wing code for right wing.

Obviously, Bill will spend this week's column and any number of his Factor's Talking Points explaining how The Washington Time's collapse is the result of it being a committed right wing concern that is openly contemptuous of the middle of the road, traditional point of view.

And clearly Bill will go over the background of the Washington Times never being a real newspaper, but only the Unification Church's Rev. Sun Myung Moon's influence peddler that has lost billions since it went to press in 1982.

As Bill's written before, "The truth is that most Americans are traditional-minded folks; they believe their country is noble, they want respectful discourse."

Obviously The Washington Times did not provide that.

Tune into The Factor tonight for Bill's rundown of how once again the conservative media has failed the fair-minded American and respectful discourse.

Award-winning television writer Steve Young is the author of "Great Failures of the Extremely Successful...Mistakes, Adversity, Failure and other Steppingstones to Success." www.greatfailure.com