Daily Show salutes O'Reilly's 'great ambushes...of justice'
Ambush journalism by the press sucks, according to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly. That is, unless it's O'Reilly Factor correspondents doing the ambushing.
Comedy Central's Jon Stewart pointed out the hypocrisy of Bill O'Reilly's attacks on the paparazzi when his show seems to thrive on them.
"O'Reilly, whose producers proudly ambush anyone who disagrees with him, has taken up as one of his pet causes the privacy of celebrities stalked by paparazzi," Danny Shea points out at Huffington Post.
After showing a clip in which O'Reilly called the press "the scum of the earth," Stewart playfully imitated him, saying, "We're Fox News and I think we know a little about scum."
"How is the 'ignore the privacy rights of anyone who disagrees with Bill O'Reilly' business?" Stewart rhetorically asked, before answering, "Booming."
Stewart dissects some O'Reilly clips, calling them "some great ambushes...of justice," and adds that his "favorite part about the Factor is that they have no trouble reconciling their defense of celebrity's right to privacy with their intimidation of everyone else."
This video is from Comedy Central's The Daily Show, broadcast Feb 9, 2009.
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