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Colbert: Bill O'Reilly thinks Daily Kos is 'like the Ku Klux Klan'
David Edwards and Muriel Kane
Published: Thursday July 26, 2007


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"I don't want to talk about Iraq any more," said Stephen Colbert on Wednesday's Colbert Report. "It's too easy. ... At least there's one place that understands this: Fox News."

"In the first quarter of this year," Colbert continued, "Fox spent less time covering the Iraq War than either CNN or MSNBC. Look, just because everyone else is reporting the US is jumping off a bridge in Iraq, that doesn't mean Fox should report it too. They are focused on the Homeland."

Colbert went on to discuss how Fox host Bill O'Reilly recently forced one sponsor to withdraw from "sponsoring a convention of bloggers from the far left 'webshite' DailyKos.com."

"This isn't an ideological issue," O'Reilly said in clips shown by Colbert. "If a company was sponsoring a David Duke convention, we'd do the same story. ... It's like the Ku Klux Klan, it's like the Nazi Party."

"Exactly," commented Colbert. "The Ku Klux Klan and the Nazis were both notorious for allowing people to express unpopular views in an open and free forum."

"Do not go to DailyKos.com," Colbert concluded, as he put the Daily Kos web address up on the screen "so viewers know where not to go."

The following video is from Comedy Central's Colbert Report, broadcast on July 25.