Bill Moyers, the Far Left and Blatant Dishonesty

Once and for all, I'm going to show you how dishonest radical left propagandist Bill Moyers really is. -- Hopefully we won't have to deal with him ever again. We exposed him on Monday when we spot lighted his financial ties to the far left. And last night his unfair and unbalanced documentary about the media and the war in Iraq ran on PBS. Few watched as Moyers' reputation is shot.

But I'll give him his due. Before the shooting started he questioned the Iraq War and he was right. And I was wrong.

But now Moyers is accusing me and others of threatening dissenters in the run up to the war. That is a lie. Here is what Moyers put on the air:


BILL MOYERS, JOURNALIST: It had now become unfashionable to dissent from the official line. Unfashionable and risky.

O'REILLY: Anyone who hurts this country in a time like this, well, let's just say you will be spotlighted.


O'REILLY: Wow. That does sound like I'm threatening dissenters doesn't it? Here is what I actually said:


O'REILLY: We don't want to demonize anyone. But anyone who hurts this country in a time like this, well, let's just say you will be spotlighted. "Talking Points" welcomes all points of views and believes vigorous debate strengthens the country. But once decisions have been made and lives are on the line -- patriotism must be factored in.


The point being when military people are in danger, the debate must be cautious. That's reasonable. But Moyers wasn't finished.


DAN RATHER, JOURNALIST: They have and they had a very effective slime machine. And the way it works is you either report the news the way we want it reported or we're going to hang a sign around your neck.

O'REILLY: I'll call those who publicly criticize our country in a time of military crisis, which this is, bad Americans.


O'REILLY: Again, that looks bad, doesn't it? Whoa.

Here's the entire context.


O'REILLY: People who lawfully dissent should never be labeled un-American. Instead I'll call those who publicly criticize their country in a time of military crisis, which this is, bad Americans. And it is my constitutional right to make that judgment. And you're free to agree or disagree. You can call me a bad American for making the judgement.


Again, a much more moderate position than the one Moyers played. And he knew what we was doing. So there's no doubt that Moyers purposefully took my remarks out of context to make his ideological points. You are quite a guy Bill. I bet you win another award for two for that disgraceful exhibition. You sir, are a charlatan. You have no shame.

The techniques Moyers uses are standard issue secular progressive far left. And when they are exposed, as Moyers has been, they launch personal attacks. We expect that.

After our report on Monday the vile Media Matters outfit is denying receiving funding from any of George Soros' outfits. Well, that is a total lie.

As we laid out for you, the smear Web site received more than a million dollars from the Tides Foundation alone in 2005. And just by coincidence Soros' Open Society Institute donated more than a million dollars to Tides in 2005. Figure it out.

Now I could sit here for the entire hour and detail the corruption in the far left media. It was no accident that elements at NBC News rose quickly to defend Media Matters. NBC News uses their propaganda as fact almost daily. Disgraceful.

And that is "The Memo."

Most Ridiculous Item

Actor Hugh Grant has been arrested by London police, accused of attacking a photographer with baked beans. Apparently, Grant took exception to a guy named Ian Whittaker hanging around his house and assaulted him with the vegetables. -- High in fiber, of course.

Grant is not commenting. And we can all sympathize with him. Who wants camera guys hanging around, especially when you're hungry?

I don't know if that's the bean dance he's doing there or what.

Anyway, there are many other foolish things I could say about the baked bean encounter, but I will not. I will only say it might be ridiculous. Assaulted with baked beans...