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Media Shut Out of O'Reilly Speech to Values Voter Summit; Blogger Mike Stark Forcibly Removed

What did Bill O'Reilly have to say to the religious right that he didn't want the rest of us to hear?
Bill O'Reilly, the FOX NewsChannel host, is speaking to the Values Voter Summit as I write this. But I'm not allowed in the room. The problem is my "Media" tag.

I was stopped at the door by the summit's security men, told with no advance notice that the press was banned from O'Reilly's remarks. The order came from O'Reilly's people, the security man said. As if to make his point, a progressive blogger was then hauled from the room where the main event was staged.

Here's all I got to see of O'Reilly's performance:

Adele M. Stan is AlterNet's Washington bureau chief.
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