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O’Reilly compares Markos Moulitsas to David Duke.

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On Fox News’s The O’Reilly Factor last night, Bill O’Reilly attacked Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas by calling him “one of the most despicable Americans in the country.” Noting that Moulitsas writes a column for Newsweek, O’Reilly compared him to white supremacist David Duke:

And Newsweek magazine, by the way, has legitimized [Moulitsas] by giving him a columnist position. I talked to the editor by email, and I said I can’t believe that you’re — that’s like hiring David Duke. Again, I use Duke too much, but I have to — the level of hatred coming out of that website is unprecedented. Isn’t it?

Watch it:

[flv http://video.thinkprogress.org/2008/05/OReillyKosDuke.320.240.flv]

Last year, O’Reilly attacked the YearlyKos convention — which was named after, but not sponsored by Moulitsas — by saying it was like “a David Duke convention.”

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