O'Reilly: Documentary Outfoxed "was a dishonest piece of trash"

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Bill O'Reilly called Robert Greenwald's 2004 documentary, Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism, "a dishonest piece of trash."

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Responding to a viewer's email on the March 1 broadcast of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly called Robert Greenwald's 2004 documentary, Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (Robert Greenwald Productions Inc.), "a dishonest piece of trash." The Factor viewer wrote in his email that "after watching the movie 'Outfoxed,' I had a low opinion of you [O'Reilly]. But now that I've actually watched the Factor, I believe you are just what the world needs." O'Reilly also complained that "the guy [Greenwald] who made it, [is] now working for Court TV, if you can believe it." Greenwald is working in conjunction with Court TV and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to produce The ACLU Freedom Files, a series of 10 half-hour episodes that intend to show "how civil liberties affect all of us, every day."

As Media Matters for America has noted, O'Reilly has previously attacked the producers of Outfoxed. For instance, on the August 25, 2005, broadcast of the Factor, O'Reilly lumped together as "extremists" those "who think that documentary Outfoxed tells the truth" about Fox News with those who "admire the philosophy of the Third Reich." The producers of Outfoxed responded to O'Reilly's claims with this video. And on August 7, 2004, O'Reilly denied a charge made in the documentary that his network has a pro-Republican bias by falsely claiming, "We put more liberals on the air than conservatives."

From the March 1 broadcast of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

O'REILLY: And Eden Manns, Sydney, Australia: "Mr. O'Reilly, after watching the movie 'Outfoxed,' I had a low opinion of you. But now that I've actually watched the Factor, I believe you are just what the world needs."

You know, that film was a dishonest piece of trash, sir, and the guy who made it -- now working for Court TV, if you can believe it.

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