Here’s a short clip from The O’Reilly Factor in which the eponymous host responds to liberal economist Robert Reich’s recent appearance on The Daily Show.
The full video of the exchange between Bill O’Reilly and partner-in-crime Lou Dobbs wasn’t embed-able in WordPress, but you can find it here.
During his appearance on The Daily Show last week, Reich made the point that since there are no more “American” companies – only multinational corporations – there is no longer any incentive for the private sector to invest in American education, infrastructure, or research and development. As such, the government should step in and make those investments.
What seems like a pretty rational point to me was struck down as the communist drivel of a secret devotee of Karl Marx.
Papa Bear has never been a model participant in the public discussion, of course, but this particularly ridiculous ad hominem attack deserves mention because of the droves of Fox Newsers that will be repeating the attack on a loop.
Robert Reich is a communist.
Robert Reich secretly adores Karl Marx.
But that’s a standard practice legitimized by O’Reilly and his ilk.
“I’m not a communist and I don’t secretly adore Karl Marx,” Reich said in a post on his blog. Here’s how he continued.
Ordinarily I don’t bother repeating anything Bill O’Reilly says. But this particular whopper is significant because it represents what O’Reilly and Fox News, among others, are doing to the national dialogue.
They’re burying it in doo-doo.