ALEXANDRIA, VA – CBS and CNN continue to make inaccurate
attacks against Bill O’Reilly. They claim he made racist remarks
during his radio program this past week regarding a dinner he had
with Al Sharpton at a Harlem restaurant. The charges are false. Even
the Reverend Sharpton has said they are false. In light of these
despicably false accusations, Media Research Center President Brent
Bozell is calling upon CBS and CNN to distance themselves from
left-wing hate groups and apologize to Bill O’Reilly for their
participation in the smear campaign against him:
“Bill O’Reilly’s accusers—the dishonest leftists at Media
Matters, CBS and CNN—have gone beyond the pale. There was absolutely
nothing that Bill O’Reilly said that was in any way offensive,”
stated L. Brent Bozell III, President of the Medias Research Center.
“People are sick and tired of these far-left character assassination
campaigns, whether they come from Media Matters or MoveOn.org.
“CBS and CNN must distance themselves from dishonest, far-left,
hatemongering organizations such as Media Matters,” Bozell
continued. “Media Matters and MoveOn.org have two things in common.
Both are funded by ultra-leftist billionaire George Soros and both
have rich histories of sleazy character assassination campaigns.
Those who continue to associate with disreputable organizations such
as these are only embarrassing themselves.
“Mr. O’Reilly’s words were taken out of context—deliberately.
Yet, neither CBS nor CNN checked the facts before giving credibility
to the smear against him. Failing to apologize now makes them
willing participants in this smear.”
To schedule an interview with MRC President
Brent Bozell or another MRC spokesperson, please contact Tim
Scheiderer (x. 126) or Colleen O’Boyle (x. 122) at (703) 683-5004.