O'Reilly: "[S]mear merchants on the Internet ... cherry pick" Snow quotes to "try to make him look like a buffoon and a hypocrite"

››› ››› JULIE MILLICAN

Bill O'Reilly declared that Tony Snow is "under attack by the far left and Howard Dean" and that "smear merchants on the Internet" "cherry pick stuff" that Snow "wrote in his column and said on the Fox News Channel and try to make him look like a buffoon and a hypocrite," which "they do ... to me every day."

During the April 25 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly claimed that his Fox News colleague Tony Snow, the recently named White House spokesman, is "under attack by the far left and [Democratic National Committee chairman] Howard Dean." O'Reilly declared that "smear merchants on the Internet" "cherry pick stuff" that Snow "wrote in his column and said on the Fox News Channel and try to make him look like a buffoon and a hypocrite," which "they do ... to me every day." O'Reilly also said that these "despicable human beings" are able to "operate through some newspaper people and a couple of television people who just parrot what they give them," adding: "[T]he press is even worse. It just spits out their propaganda. I mean, these are Nazis. These are Joseph Goebbels people."

O'Reilly also attacked Dean, claiming that Dean has "made a deal with the far left," and that he is "not only incompetent" but "dishonest," as well.

From the April 25 edition of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:

O'REILLY: OK. As predicted, as we told you yesterday, Tony Snow is the new White House press secretary, and he's immediately under attack by the far left and Howard Dean. Now, it's interesting to watch how Dean has now made a deal with the far left and how he has thrown in continually with that group, which is never going to win an election and hurts the Democratic Party.

So, you got these smear merchants on the Internet and they operate through some newspaper people and a couple of television people who just parrot what they give them. They're despicable human beings, these smear merchants on the -- on the net. And the press is even worse. It just spits out their propaganda. I mean, these are Nazis. These are Joseph Goebbels people.

So, Snow, what they do is they go back and they cherry pick stuff that he wrote in his column and said on the Fox News Channel and try to make him look like a buffoon and a hypocrite. They do that to me every day. It's not hard to make me look like a dafoon -- a buffoon. You can do that without distorting. I do three hours of analysis every day, but these are dishonest people. I'll say something and they'll go -- and they'll take it out of context or they'll lie about it. And then a guy like Howard Dean will run around and scream and yell.

This shows me that the head of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean, is not only incompetent, but he is dishonest. And you really can't have somebody at that level that blatantly dishonest, because how can you support a political party where whose head is Howard Dean? You can't. I mean, it's ridiculous. No matter what the Democrats say or do, they've got this guy. And believe me, good Democrats know what a nut he is. They know. And they're embarrassed by it. But the far left has a stranglehold on the party.

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