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Fox News host slams CBC documentary

Postby tsian » Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:08 pm

TORONTO - Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly has lashed out at a CBC documentary featuring guests who were highly critical of his show.

"Vicious attack on Fox News by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, totally out of any kind of bounds," said O'Reilly in his response Friday night to the Fifth Estate broadcast on Jan. 26.

"How low will they go? We'll show you the tape and you won't believe it!" was another response found on the Fox News website.

The Fifth Estate's website says the documentary examines the "war of words that's pitting conservative against liberal."

"It's loud, it's raucous, but does it have anything to do with the truth?" the site asks about the new kind of hard-hitting political debate on U.S. television.

Journalists, media watchers and other talk show hosts in the documentary took aim at the O'Reilly Factor and show's relationship with the truth.

In turn, the host had two guests on his show who agreed with him about the CBC.

"The Canadian government gives them a billion dollars to put this sort of stuff on the air, and the Canadian government is really at fault here, isn't it?" O'Reilly said to one guest.

"You scare the hell out of them, Bill," the guest answered.

CBC refused an invitation to appear on O'Reilly's show Friday night, and O'Reilly refused to be interviewed for the Fifth Estate broadcast.

In the past, O'Reilly has called the CBC radically to the left, the Globe and Mail a "far-left newspaper," and Canadian health care "socialist."

He and his conservative colleagues say they're doing journalism that is fair and balanced.

The Fox News Channel is the highest-rated news network in the United States. It is now widely available in Canada through cable and satellite services.


http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national ... 50129.html

I just finished watching the documentary. It makes the case rather well that, at least on many occasions, the discourse on networks such as Fox is not exactly balanced.

My favourite part about it, so far, is that Ann Coulter got into an arguement with the host of the Fifth Estate over whether Canada sent troops to Vietnam. She was adament we had. For the record, we never did.
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Postby LarryTGC » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:28 pm

I think its great Canada is getting some competion in media up there. Now the people can hear both sides if they choose.

The CBC is rightly scared. FOX destroyed the rating of liberal news in the U.S.

Bill O'rilley has the right to call the Canadian medical system 'socialist'. He has the right to call the CBC 'radically to the left'

Doesn't he? Or is that type of 'hate' speech outlawed in Canada already?
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Postby tsian » Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:49 pm

Tell me, by calling it socialist, what do you mean?

On what basis do you call the CBC 'radically to the left'?
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Postby Exalted Ugu » Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:04 pm

I'm curious as to where the 'hate' quote comes from. Who exactly is Larry quoting?

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