O'Reilly: "[L]eft-wing press" and others "rejoic[ing]" over Haditha

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Bill O'Reilly asserted that "[p]redictably, the left-wing press has run with the alleged massacre at Haditha ... screaming about holding all of those involved accountable." Continuing, O'Reilly asked: "Why do so many rejoice when bad things happen to the USA?" "[T]he answer," according to O'Reilly, "is that some Americans, including many in the press, honestly feel that the Bush administration is evil."

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During the May 31 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly began his "Talking Points Memo" segment on "Defending America" by asserting that "[p]redictably, the left-wing press has run with the alleged massacre at Haditha ... screaming about holding all of those involved accountable." Continuing, O'Reilly asked: "Why do so many rejoice when bad things happen to the USA?" "[T]he answer," according to O'Reilly, "is that some Americans, including many in the press, honestly feel that the Bush administration is evil."

From the May 30 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

O'REILLY: Hi, I'm Bill O'Reilly. Thank you for watching us tonight.

Defending America, that's the subject of this evening's "Talking Points Memo." Predictably, the left-wing press has run with the alleged massacre at Haditha. Editorials across the country today, screaming about holding all of those involved accountable. People like Congressman John Murtha [D-PA], already convicting the military and the Bush administration. How depressing is that?

Once again, the actions of a few will be used to demonize the entire country. As Investor's Business Daily put it, quote, "The press is salivating over the prospect of an Iraqi My Lai."

But why? Why do so many rejoice when bad things happen to the USA? That's the key question here.

And the answer is that some Americans, including many in the press, honestly feel that the Bush administration is evil, and its policies have led to Abu Ghraib and now to Haditha. You'll see this line of thinking all over the place in the coming weeks, but that's like saying if one child turns out to be a criminal, the entire family's bad.

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