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Fox Mole Found, Fired

Joe Muto was O'Reilly Factor producer

(Newser) - Joe Muto's career at Fox News lasted eight years, but his career as Gawker 's "Fox mole" only lasted some 36 hours after his first column . Muto, an associate producer on the O'Reilly Factor, unmasked himself after being summoned to a meeting with a senior Fox... More »

Stewart to O'Reilly: I'd Vote Republican

Funnyman talks Obama, GOP 2012 on O'Reilly Factor

(Newser) - Jon Stewart was back on The O'Reilly Factor the night after debating Common's White House appearance to talk about the 2012 election and President Obama. The Daily Show host admitted to Bill O'Reilly that Obama hasn't lived up to his expectations and that he would even... More »

Stewart, O'Reilly Face Off Over White House Rapper

Daily Show host slams Fox 'outrage machine'

(Newser) - Jon Stewart accepted Bill O'Reilly's challenge and the pair debated rapper Common's White House appearance on last night's O'Reilly Factor. O'Reilly insisted that it was a mistake to have invited a rapper who "celebrates" a cop killer to a White House poetry night,... More »

Coulter: TSA Scans 'Hitler's Last Revenge'

She recommends profiling instead

(Newser) - Following the controversial TSA pat-down of a 3-year-old girl , Ann Coulter is back—and she has her own controversy to start. Coulter, no fan of the TSA's new body scans or pat-downs, told Bill O'Reilly the heightened security procedures result from the "crazy, politically correct world we're living in... More »

NPR Bounces Juan Williams for Muslim Remark

Islamic garb on planes makes him a 'nervous' flyer

(Newser) - NPR has axed commentator Juan Williams after he said that Muslims on his airline flights make him "nervous." Williams comments are "inconsistent with our editorial standards," said a statement from NPR. Williams made his remarks on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor as he discussed attitudes toward "... More »

Everyone High-Fived Me After The View: O'Reilly

'There is a Muslim problem in the world,' he says

(Newser) - Bill O’Reilly may not have a lot of fans on The View panel, but out on the street, “people were high-fiving me” after his controversial appearance on the show. “People yelling out windows, ‘O’Reilly, keep going!’” he related last night , all the while... More »

Bill O'Reilly Defends Explosive View Comments

When he says 'Muslims attacked,' you should assume 'extremists'

(Newser) - Bill O’Reilly defended the statements he made on The View that caused Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to walk out on yesterday's interview , explaining that he shouldn’t have to specify that Muslim extremists attacked us on 9/11. After all, he asked, "were we attacked by ‘Japanese... More »

Ann Coulter Defends Paladino's Anti-Gay Tirade

Says audience wanted to hear about 'moral issues'

(Newser) - Carl Paladino's anti-gay antics may have lost him votes in New York, but they won him the support of conservative pundit Ann Coulter . Coulter used an appearance on the The O’Reilly Factor yesterday to defend Paladino. She argued that Paladino's tirade took aim at "gay left-wing activists,"... More »

Stewart: I Thought Obama Would Do a Better Job

President has failed to deliver, Stewart tells O'Reilly

(Newser) - President Obama has disappointed a lot of people, Jon Stewart told Bill O'Reilly on The O'Reilly Factor last night. Asked if he personally felt "Obama remorse," the Daily Show host admitted, "I thought he'd do a better job." Stewart said that while he doesn't wish he'd... More »

Bill O'Reilly's Lady Gaga Obsession Flares Up

Fox host seizes on immigration law flap to air video

(Newser) - Lady Gaga's decision to perform in Phoenix even though she opposes Arizona's new immigration law got a lot of attention, notably in the studios of Fox News Channel. Bill O'Reilly played a clip of the Saturday concert last night because he "is obsessed with Lady Gaga—this is fact,... More »

O'Reilly Apologizes to Sherrod...Sorta

More criticism is quick to follow

(Newser) - Bill O’Reilly actually apologized to Shirley Sherrod last night…and then promptly concluded she still shouldn’t get her job back. Though O’Reilly acknowledged that when he called for Sherrod’s resignation he hadn’t done his “homework,” he went on to make a case for... More »

O'Reilly: Give Strippers BP Cash

Just not the 'mobster' strip club owners

(Newser) - Say what you will about Bill O’Reilly, but he has nothing against strippers. BP set up a $20 billion fund to compensate Gulf coast workers who have lost wages, and the Fox News host and two female guest panelists discussed administrator Ken Feinberg’s recent statement that he was... More »

Transgender People Are Like Ewoks: O'Reilly

Fox News host also implies they're scary

(Newser) - From the unfortunate comparisons department: Bill O’Reilly has likened transgender people to Ewoks. Yes, you read that right. The Fox News host was discussing a lawsuit against American Eagle, which allegedly discriminated against transgender employees by not allowing them to dress like the opposite sex, Gawker reports. He asked... More »

Palin: US Law Should Be Based on the Bible

'Our unalienable rights come from God.'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin was on the O’Reilly Factor last night talking about the National Day of Prayer, but she went a bit further than her usual party line of calling America a Christian nation. “I think we should keep this clean, keep it simple, go back to what our... More »

Goldberg: 'Clearly, I Got to' Jon Stewart

Bernie isn't even mad! At all!

(Newser) - As Bernie Goldberg’s nightly war with Jon Stewart continues, let him make one thing clear: “I’m not looking to continue any war with Jon Stewart,” he insisted last night on the O’Reilly Factor …while discussing his war with Jon Stewart. Goldberg doesn’t even... More »

Fox Pundit to Stewart: 'You're Just Leno With the F-Bomb'

But first, Bernie Goldberg admits Jon 'was right'

(Newser) - Fox News pundit Bernie Goldberg said the unthinkable last night: “I was wrong, Jon Stewart is right.” Goldberg was responding, via the O’Reilly Factor , to Stewart’s claim last week that Fox News makes generalized slams against liberals then hypocritically derides anyone who makes generalized claims about... More »

O'Reilly: Obama Should Have More Fun Being Big Dog!

Claims president 'not comfortable' exercising power

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly thinks Barack Obama should enjoy flexing his muscles more. O'Reilly thought the president sounded like a wuss when he said, during the nuclear summit earlier this week, “Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower.” Self-deprecating isn't O'Reilly's style—"I love... More »

Coulter Disses Canada, Defends 'Jokes'

Ann makes the rounds with Bill O'Reilly, Joy Behar

(Newser) - Ann Coulter has made no secret of her displeasure after a recent appearance at the University of Ottowa was canceled , and she defended herself on a mini media circuit last night. She told Bill O’Reilly she finds it “funny that a lot of my most hateful speech are... More »

O'Reilly Hearts Adam Lambert

Host praises American Idol runner-up on O'Reilly Factor

(Newser) - You wouldn’t expect Bill O’Reilly to be a big Adam Lambert fan, but the American Idol runner-up got a shout-out from the pundit himself on last night’s O’Reilly Factor . The host applauded Lambert for, of all things, silencing a fan on a cell phone at one... More »

Bill O'Reilly Wants Jon Stewart as His VP

Hypothetical running mate 'vetted' on issues from global warming to Sarah Palin

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly "vetted" Jon Stewart during the second half of his O'Reilly Factor appearance last night, quizzing his hypothetical future running mate on such issues as global warming, Iran's nuclear weapons, and Sarah Palin. Stewart played along, but made it clear that "I am not running with you.... More »

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