Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly, who is often criticized for his baseless, biased and mostly out-of-place analysis, was told to get his facts straight by his own colleague James Rosen on Wednesday.
O’Reilly went on with his usual anti-Obama rant on his show ‘The O’Reilly Factor,’ claiming the United States President’s Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare was “already falling apart.”
Rosen interrupted and told the host that it “wasn’t clear” if the program had actually failed. He indirectly asked O’Reilly to concentrate on the facts rather than jumping to “premature” conclusions.
It was interesting to watch someone, a Fox News staffer for that matter, rebuke O’Reilly’s criticism because it was much-needed.
Also, it wasn’t the first time the conservative television host was deceiving the audience with his fact-less analysis. Following are some notable pointless claims made by Bill O’Reilly over the past few months:
- In August, O’Reilly admitted that he was wrong when he reported that no Republicans had been invited to the ‘March On Washington’ Celebration. He even had to apologize for this one.
- Following the acquittal of George Zimmerman who shot an unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, people came out on the streets in different parts of the country demanding justice for the slain teen. Bill O’Reilly obnoxiously billed the protesters as “people who hated America.”
- In the same month, Bill O'Reilly claimed that young black men committed homicides at a rate 10 times greater than whites and Hispanics combined. He added the black community’s problems stemmed from the “personal” choices made by single black mothers and how it eventually increased the rate of violent crimes in America.
- In June, he claimed that drone attacks in countries like Yemen and Pakistan were okay because they didn’t kill civilians.
There are more and there will be more because O’Reilly, apparently, doesn’t learn from his mistakes.