O’Reilly attacks ‘Simpsons’ as ‘pinheads’ after Fox “#1 with racists” jibe

By David Edwards
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 9:18 EDT
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Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly got his revenge on The Simpsons Monday but didn’t deny the charge that his network is popular with racists.

On Sunday’s episode of the long-running cartoon series, a Fox News helicopter carrying a network executive reads, “Fox News: Not Racists, But #1 With Racists.”

After the Fox News executive steps out of the helicopter into the head of the Statue of Liberty, the aircraft goes into a tailspin and crashes. The pilot can be heard saying, “It’s not fair, we’re unbalanced.”

The executive conducts a secret meeting where his team plans a new health care scare that will send their ratings through the roof.

Gawker called The Simpsons episode one of the most anti-Republican ever.

The Simpsons is aired by the Fox broadcast network. Newscorp owns the Fox broadcast network as well as Fox News Channel.

“Continuing to bite the hand that feeds part of it, Fox broadcasting once again allows its cartoon characters to run wild,” O’Reilly complained on his Monday show.

“Pinheads? I believe so,” O’Reilly concluded.

This video is from Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, broadcast Nov. 22, 2010.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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