Report: GOP-Fox Mouthpiece Bill O’Reilly Bribed Police to Investigate Wife’s Alleged Affair with a Cop

screenshot-gawker-oreillyAs a leading Republican Party propagandist, Bill O’Reilly often holds himself up as an arbiter of “family values.” In 2004, of course, O’Reilly and his employer settled a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former Fox employee for an undisclosed sum. Now Gawker is reporting that O’Reilly is involved in what ultimately may become a much bigger scandal:

Last summer, Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly came to believe that his wife was romantically involved with another man. Not just any man, but a police detective in the Long Island community they call home. So O’Reilly did what any concerned husband would do: He pulled strings to get the police department’s internal affairs unit to investigate one of their own for messing with the wrong man’s lady.


Coming June 20: ‘Countdown with Keith Olbermann’ on Current TV


Keith Olbermann finally announced what his new Current TV show will be called, and when it will air.

The new name? “Countdown With Keith Olbermann.”

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” Olbermann joked in a video announcement posted to his “Fok News Channel” site on Tuesday morning.

Previously, Olbermann would only say that the show would air in “late spring.” In the video, he at last gave a specific date: Monday, June 20, at 8 PM Eastern.

Fair & Balanced? Fox Should Counter-Program MSNBC’s GOP Morning Joe with Three Hours of Olbermann

art-olbermann-at-foxDoes Fox News need credibility? In one sense, no — no more than Pravda needed credibility when it was the Communist Party’s main propaganda outlet in the Soviet days.

On the other hand, Fox’s audience is shrinking. It lost 21 percent of all viewers and 26 percent of younger viewers in the year ending last September.

There’s evidence that a corollary loss in credibility may be driving the shrinkage. A poll from PPP released last week found that Fox’s rating on trustworthiness dropped 16 percentage points in the past 12 months.

Another factor: Fox viewers have a median age of 65. Its audience is literally dying off.


Olbermann Schools the White House on the Difference Between Liberals and Republicans

In the segment before this commentary on MSNBC’s “Countdown” last night, Keith Olbermann made a point of saying that he personally likes Robert Gibbs, the White House spokesman and that he believe Gibbs does a good job, so his commentary here is not meant as a personal retaliation against Gibbs’ senseless and badly timed attack on the “professional left” yesterday.

Instead, what Olbermann delivers here is a thoughtful, measured rebuttal to the idea that left-wing media — like the opinion shows on MSNBC and liberal radio talk shows and websites — is just an analog to Fox News and right-wing radio and blogs.