Bill O'Reilly's producer calls palm trees in Madison "fact errors"

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Fair and balanced.
Bill O'Reilly would never slant the news to fit his agenda.

This man runs the "No Spin Zone," after all. So when Wisconsin's public employees were up in arms about having their union rights stripped away by Republican lawmakers, O'Reilly gave it to his audience straight: Angry leftists were getting violent.

To demonstrate just how rotten the Wisconsin union supporters were, "The Factor" put up video of supporters acting like loud, angry thugs--with palm trees in the background.

Now, it's true the earth's climate is changing, but we're pretty sure that things haven't warmed up to the point where mature palm trees are sprouting in Madison. Yet, there they were in the clip.

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Not Wisconsin. Not labeled.
Turns out, the No Spin Zone had dropped in footage from a union demonstration in California.

But David Tabacoff, O'Reilly's producer, said at a media conference Wednesday in Madison that it was a "cheap shot" to suggest that Fox News would ever have used that footage to try to spin its coverage.

"That was a fact error piece of video that was run over a series of discussions regarding trouble in a number of areas. I just think that [the accusations] are a cheap shot," Tabacoff said. "Every shot in Wisconsin was labeled as Wisconsin."

But the shot from California was not labeled as "California."

Notch up a "fact error" for "The Factor." They report, you decide.

Watch this clip:

Watch Stephen Colbert mock O'Reilly:

And check out the nurse's union mocking the palm tree footage later:

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MNNurses
O'Reilly vindicated! Palm trees in Madison.

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Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

What more on Wisconsin?Well what about the "EVIL DEMOCRATS" in Massachusetts

The 111-to-42 vote followed tougher measures to broadly eliminate collective bargaining rights for public employees in Ohio, Wisconsin, and other states. But unlike those efforts, the push in Massachusetts was LED by DEMOCRATS who have traditionally stood with labor to oppose any reduction in workers’ rights.Unions fought hard to stop the bill, launching a radio ad that assailed the plan and warning legislators that if they voted for the measure, they could lose their union backing in the next election. After the vote, labor leaders accused House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (Democrat), of turning their backs on public employees.“It’s pretty stunning,’’ said Robert J. Haynes, president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.“We are going to fight this thing to the bitter end,’’ he added. “Massachusetts is not the place that takes collective bargaining away from public employees.’’

So now the Democrats of Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy's Massachusetts, are opposing the Unions?

Welcome to fiscal reality people...

See the bias in the media?Have you noticed you have been brainwashed by the media?So the Republicans can't, but the Democrats can?

Ya, stick it to the "working middle class" you EVIL DEMOCRATS"Oh wait, I forgot; you liberals are propaganda masters, and will give them "EVIL DEMOCRATS" in Massachusetts a pass, wont ya?

Zorromcgee
Zorromcgee

Jerk,Jerk,jerk, the article was not about MASS. it was about Bill O'Reilly-focus, stay on topic, if you want to discuss the bills in mass. then write an article and submit it.

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