O'Reilly's Distorted Edwards Vendetta
Bill O'Reilly's recent big cause is attacking networks like CNN and MSNBC for covering the War in Iraq too much, be he has another ongoing mission that has festered underneath the surface and that's to destroy John Edwards' image and reputation. Here are a few of O'Reilly's choice words for the former North Carolina senator:
"I have no respect for him. He's a phony, and he's in the tank for special interests that damage this country. Edwards is going nowhere, but deserves to be called out."I'm not sure what it is about Edwards that bothers O'Reilly the most. That he's good looking, cares about the poor, or maybe it's simply that national polls say he outperforms all of his Democratic rivals against any potential Republican challenger.
News Hounds reports and Gallup Polls confirm that:
The June 11-14 polls finds Sen. Hillary Clinton besting Sen. John McCain 48% to 46%, Sen. Barack Obama topping him 49% to 46% and Edwards, surprisingly, with the biggest edge, 50% to 44%. The numbers for a race against former Mayor Rudy Giuliani are almost the same.Yet in O'Reilly's warped world of misinformation, Edwards should just give up now and stop running. He chose to promote an older poll than the June 11-14th, that even conflicted with his own network's on his June 5th broadcast. Why? Because in that poll Edwards had dropped down to 8 percent, making it easier for him to suggest that Edwards' campaign was falling apart. Sorry, Bill, not by a long shot.