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Krugman vs. O'Reilly -- the spin

August 9, 2004 7:25 PM

On tonight's Factor, O'Reilly edited his Outfoxed reply on Tim Russert's show to not include his lie about the film.

Here's what he included on the Factor: "All right. Well, look, Mr. Krugman lives in a world of his own. He embraces propaganda of the worst kind, and that's why I have very little regard for his professional analysis."

That's it. Guess what the next sentence was?


I'll give you one example about that stupid thing. They put together a collage of me telling people to shut up, OK? In one of the--and this is just one. I can give you a hundred, but I don't want to waste time on it. In one of the discussions I had, I was talking to a young gay guy who was in a lot of trouble because he had outed himself in high school. And I said, 'Why don't you just shut up about your sex life?' That's what I said to him. They cut it to, 'Why don't you just shut up?' That is about as dishonest as it gets.

Thank you, Mr. O'Reilly, for making the only kind of correction you know how to make -- simply not repeating your lie.

He also left out the entire segment where he equated Media Matters to the Ku Klux Klan.

UPDATE: Here's what O'Reilly should have broadcast.

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