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Fox News Edited Out Bill O’Reilly Telling Jon Stewart Shep Smith Likes Common + Who Won the Debate?

11:22 am - 05/19/2011
By Jason Easley

Bill O’Reilly has also been victimized by the selective editing of Fox News. During his debate with Jon Stewart. Fox cut out O’Reilly telling Stewart that FNC’s Shep Smith likes Common.

Here is the video from Media Matters:

After Jon Stewart claims that Fox News hosts seem to move in lockstep, O’Reilly replied, “No not all, I have a completely different take than many of the others do.” Stewart pointed out that Hannity said the same thing as O’Reilly, and Bill-O replied, “Hannity is Hannity. O’Reilly is O’Reilly. Sheppard Smith said to me, I like Common.

Here is the full unedited debate from Fox News.

Fox News actually proved their bias, by editing out Bill O’Reilly’s attempt to point out that not all FNC hosts move in lockstep. Although I am not sure that having one person who goes against the network talking point is the reflection of balance that Bill O’Reilly was trying to present, it is still a point that if Fox News was legitimate news organization they should have left in the show.

They cut O’Reilly’s point about Shep Smith because it didn’t fit the network narrative that Obama is supporting cop killers by inviting people like Common to the White House. Bill O’Reilly was subjected to the same biased editing that Jon Stewart was victim of yesterday on Fox and Friends. There are those loyal Fox News viewers who will claim that Fox is not biased and trying to shape the debate until their dying breath, but here we have a case of Fox News literally shaping the debate through partisan editing.
Fox News cut out something that would help make the network look less biased because it hurt the political message that they were trying to send.
In the totalitarian propaganda world of Fox News not even Bill O’Reilly is allowed to step out of line, or he will find that Big Brother Roger Ailes will make sure that his comments end up on the cutting room floor.



Who Won The Common Debate: Jon Stewart Or Bill O’Reilly?

This week saw the meeting of two of the most opposing voices on television: Fox News' Bill O'Reilly and "The Daily Show"'s Jon Stewart. Unfortunately, the debate was over something of a non-issue (Rap artist Common visiting the White House for a poetry reading) but it was a tense discussion nonetheless.
But let's get down to brass tacks: who really won the debate? If you wander over to Bill O'Reilly's website and click on the poll results for the debate, you might be surprised at what you see. According to O'Reilly's own visitors, Stewart crushed him with a whopping 79% of the vote.
And Aside from declaring O'Reilly's nemesis the winner, there' s something else surprising about this map. Let's see... Yep, every state is red. Shouldn't the number next to Stewart's name be 100%? Or does O'Reilly just need a new graphic to accurately display landslides? Either way, FAIL. We can't wait for their next debate

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And Aside from declaring O'Reilly's nemesis the winner, there' s something else surprising about this map. Let's see... Yep, every state is red. Shouldn't the number next to Stewart's name be 100%? Or does O'Reilly just need a new graphic to accurately display landslides? Either way, FAIL. We can't wait for their next debate.

Via Buzzfeed



mercystars 19th-May-2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
is that rick santorum in your icon, op....? because that would make me lol
we_got_caught 19th-May-2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
yes, yes it is.
mercystars 19th-May-2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
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we_got_caught 19th-May-2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
idgi :(
kitbug 19th-May-2011 10:56 pm (UTC)
It's an A++++ gif. XD
mercystars 19th-May-2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
A+ gif for an A+ icon
arisma 20th-May-2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Awesome gif
fishphile 19th-May-2011 08:52 pm (UTC)
My Shep Smith love continues to grow. That's all I really came here to say.
lickety_split 19th-May-2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
I can't wait for O'Reilly to become an Obama stan once again during the elections.
chaya 19th-May-2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
Lol @ the 'click to make bigger' option. I think I know all red when I see it. XD

Also, FOX, your lack of any integrity is showing :D :D :D
ghost_busting 19th-May-2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
I want to see all that red in a little more detail, tbh.

There might be some specks of yellow in there.
we_got_caught 19th-May-2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
That's from the article, not me. :) Apparently they don't know how polls work.
layweed 19th-May-2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
Why is the map red? Is this some sort of fast trickery where people glance at the red map and are like OMG REPUBLICANS WIN YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!
layweed 19th-May-2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
Oh the map's from HuffPo. Ok nevermind aha. Which still raises the question of why red for Stewart and Yellow for BillO
3bird 20th-May-2011 01:26 am (UTC)
The map is actually from billoreilly.com.
we_got_caught 19th-May-2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
I think so.
theguindo 19th-May-2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
w/r/t the map showing every state as red, I'm pretty sure whether a state is red or yellow is determined by which vote had the majority in that state. So 60% red vote and 40% yellow vote means the state gets coloured red. It doesn't mean everyone in that state voted red.

So, "Yep, every state is red. Shouldn't the number next to Stewart's name be 100%?" is kind of a dumb thing to say.
theguindo 19th-May-2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
[nerd] You can see this in effect on the Wii's Everybody Votes Channel, where they use shades of green and pink to show the way the vote percentages balance in each state. Since they use shades, you can see how strong a majority each choice has in each state, with high majorities being brighter than low majorities, but O'Reilly's colour-coded map is binary. It's the same principle, though. [/nerd]
we_got_caught 19th-May-2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
That's the article's comment, not mine. :)
theguindo 19th-May-2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
I know! I just felt the need to explain why the article is stupid for posing that question XD
supermishelle 19th-May-2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Lol Bill def got his remaining strands of hair snatched off in that debate. He lost it in the beginning for me by constantly interrupting Jon whenever he tried to make a point. I hate that.
masakochan 19th-May-2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
Bill needs to seriously go and take a speech class to actually learn how to debate.
nesmith 20th-May-2011 02:08 am (UTC)
And when he does make sure he takes Chris Matthews with him.
mindrtist 20th-May-2011 07:41 pm (UTC)
Is that Jo Anne Worley in your icon?
nesmith 21st-May-2011 05:10 am (UTC)
Yes yes, the First Lady of Loud!
mindrtist 22nd-May-2011 07:36 pm (UTC)
I really miss coming home from school and watching The Match Game :D
ghost_busting 19th-May-2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
Someone needs to explain to Bill about how our ~inside voices work.

Ted Nugent is invited again and again onto Fox despite saying that Obama and Clinton needed to either suck on or ride his machine gun. Double standards, anyone?
accioceci 19th-May-2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
Shep stan 4 evaaaaa.
ceilidh_ann 19th-May-2011 11:35 pm (UTC)
Shep and his puppy don't care about O'Reilly's stupidity:

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mindrtist 20th-May-2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
That reminds me of Keith (Ben Affleck) and Miss Princess Perfect!


@ 5:17 ...starts Special Comment :D
mindrtist 20th-May-2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
oops, Miss Precious Perfect.
youngavenger 20th-May-2011 06:03 am (UTC)
Going to the site I kinda see what they did. Stewart had the majority in every state so they just colored it red XD Although I'm no math wiz but I still feel the numbers are off anyway
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