Last night on his Fox News program, Bill O’Reilly said that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) “doesn’t have anything to do” with progressive blogs because he can’t “control the kind of filth” they produce. “Talk about anti-Americanism,” O’Reilly said referring to blogs, adding: “Media Matters, Huffington Post, DailyKos, I mean, these are fascists. They’re dishonest people.” Watch it:
O’Reilly frequently compares the progressive blogosphere to “fascists.” We escaped O’Reilly’s wrath this time, but he has previously blasted ThinkProgress as “hired guns” who are “paid to smear people.”
O’REILLY: But Barack Obama – and I don’t believe this to be true, I could be wrong – he doesn’t have anything to do with what Media Matters or the DailyKos or any of these people do. I want everybody to be clear about this. None of the candidates can control the kind of filth and — talk about anti-Americanism, I mean these Media Matters —
INGRAHAM: — Yeah, it’s unbelievable. It’s unbelievable —
O’REILLY: — Huffington Post, DailyKos, I mean, these are fascists. They’re dishonest people.