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-- -- Bill O'Reilly in a weekdays with Bernie segment tonight president Obama's -- a few shots at Fox -- recently.
Here's what he said in Virginia Beach.
Just in case of some your friends or neighbors or you know uncle -- moves.
A little stubborn have been watching box there was an.
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I raise taxes look at declared we've lowered taxes.
Joining us now North Carolina purveyor Burnett.
Of Bernard Goldberg dot com mr.
I think this is a big deal -- simple line and taken shots at us.
And because we are the Fox News Channel more skeptical of the president in the -- that.
Worse and that's the true.
Yeah I'm glad you said that because I don't think that in and of itself is a big deal either now he takes he takes a shot and an easy target the audience laughs Iraq moves.
And he moves on but at another level in there is something significant going on here.
No bulletin here really.
Doesn't like Fox News and it isn't just because of those commentators who who won't give -- the time a day who were on fox.
It's because this is the network.
That cover is Solyndra.
This is the network that covers fast and furious this is the network that covered his intemperate remarks about small business owners last week.
The spots go heavy on those stories yes but the so called mainstream networks the ones that are non political at all that the ones that are above the fray.
They come to those stories very late.
They downplay those stories and you don't have to be a right wing not to get the impression that if they didn't cover -- all that would be just fine with them.
Yeah I mean it's all it's all a matter of degree and I don't think the president has a thick skin anyway I don't think -- like I've been criticized by anyone at any time.
Sounds so that's -- -- All right ABC news Bernie and I -- Brian Ross very well he's an excellent reporter one of the best.
He makes it fairly significant mistake in the opening salvo of reporting on the Colorado movie massacre -- the -- I wanna go to Brian Ross you're to try even looking and investing in the -- and came home she found something.
They might be significant others and Jim Holmes Aurora Colorado page.
On the high -- Tea Party site as well.
Talking about enjoying the Tea Party last year and now we don't know -- -- of the same Jim Holmes loosen Jim Hall was a war.
Colorado and keep looking.
-- thanks very much.
I turned out it was in then -- story was bogus and ABC apologized.
But the damage of course was done.
Yeah this is a big mistake not just on Brian Ross is far -- is a very good reporter normally.
But also on George Stephanopoulos is part he shouldn't he shouldn't be allowed to -- what did get by on this one.
The mistake isn't what ABC news and a bunch of critics it both on the right and the left say it is they say the mistake is that he jumped the gun.
He said maybe this is the same Jim Holmes who was in the Aurora.
That's not the mistake the mistake was bringing the Tea Party into this.
-- the -- what's the relevance of bringing the Tea Party into this.
They don't have a reputation its members don't have a reputation for shooting up movie theaters or for shooting up.
Anything the reason too many reporters drag the Tea Party into stories like this.
Is because they have a predispose.
Disposition about the Tea Party and it's not a good one they think a lot of their members are unhinged so.
They tie them to the Aurora shooting they tie them to the massacre in Arizona.
They even bring them in to -- Times Square bombing which was the work of -- Pakistan eight.
You know they think it.
Look at a very solid -- it has enough at times -- Tea Party know what what do you think Stephanopoulos should've done if you -- and his doorstep which she didn't have I gotten.
I'll tell you what he should've done but let's make something clear you and I know how this works when -- Brian Ross that question he knew what Brian Ross who's going to say.
Bryan -- and come up with this.
Just on the spur of the moment on the set.
What he should have.
What he should've done I'll tell you what I would've done and this is what he should have done O'Brien.
But I'm just curious what's the significance of bringing the Tea Party into this at all let's say it is the same.
Jim Holmes who shot up the theater who's in the Tea Party.
What's the significance.
Well I I don't know I think that would have been news -- look if somebody from move long would it be news worth would have been newsworthy.
If you were register let me ask me -- also I know I know -- -- here but if somebody from move on if he if that guy was a member of move on.
And certain and that was.
You know he was out demonstrating in -- that would become a huge story and -- kind of political activism.
A mass murder is going to be a story here's what I wanted -- idea coming -- -- -- -- bill go -- bill if he had said before he opened fire.
I'm sick and tired of government intruding in my life.
Then it might have been I disagree with you I think that any kind of political component would resume -- -- -- The relevancy days.
You're tying politics and the violence that's just the -- only a certain kind of politics if you will thrive and I as I said we're going to be horrible lie and we would've reported it here it actually would would have been.
What -- he was a run of the mill Democrat or run of the mill now Republicans now it would that would be an organization that has a high profile.
That that's what would have bit.
If you don't forget it and that's -- -- a lot more Democrats in the -- Tea Party people now the reason they do it let's make sure.
-- least let's make sure that you understand my take on this the reason they do it.
Is because they don't like Tea Party cannot -- so no but I don't think Brian Ross is any any acts against Tea Party.
I just don't think what does he shouldn't have done it and it wasn't just W we'll look at for the headline he was looking to break the headline story that's what I'm saying to -- and I are actually agree.
In -- kind of roundabout way.
Okay I'll let --