Kurtz slams O’Reilly for ‘unfair editing’
In a segment about how his remarks were taken out of context by Jon Stewart, Bill O’Reilly managed to take Ann Kornblut’s comments about him out of context. Jon Stewart pointed out how O’Reilly views on protesters had changed since right wing protesters had begun appearing at health care town halls. O’Reilly is known for referring to liberal protesters as “loons” but now openly defends the right wing protesters causing distractions at town hall events. O’Reilly complained that Stewart had taken his comments out of context.
CNN’s Howard Kurtz points out that O’Reilly is also guilty of the “unfair editing” that is accusing Stewart of doing. O’Reilly used a clip of Ann Kornblut explaining Stewart’s criticism of O’Reilly to suggest that she agreed with Jon Stewart. Kornblut had actually provided a mild criticism of Stewart. O’Reilly had selectively edited the Kornblut the clip to fit his agenda.
This video is from CNN’s Reliable Sources, broadcast Aug. 30, 2009.