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Educating Bill O'Reilly

On his Fox TV show Friday night, Bill O'Reilly blasted Dr. Kermit Gosnell, conceded there had been a "little bit" of coverage in the Philadelphia media and bemoaned the lack of national media coverage, suggesting it had something to do with the Main Stream Media's pro-abortion mindset.

Educating Bill O'Reilly

In this Jan. 18, 2007 file photo, Fox News commentator Bill O´Reilly appears on the Fox News show, "The O´Reilly Factor,"  in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, file)
In this Jan. 18, 2007 file photo, Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly appears on the Fox News show, "The O'Reilly Factor," in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, file)

On his Fox TV show Friday night, Bill O'Reilly blasted Dr. Kermit Gosnell, conceded there had been a "little bit" of coverage in the Philadelphia media and bemoaned the lack of national media coverage, suggesting it had something to do with the Main Stream Media's pro-abortion mindset.

He's right that the MSM is pro-abortion. (Excuse me: Pro-choice.) He's wrong about everything else.

The coverage in the Philly area was massive, the condemnation by editorials and columnists has been thorough. Didn't he even bother to check with Fox29?

As to why the national TV media (such as the Fox network) did not come pouring into Philly to set up shop for wall to wall coverage, the explanation is simple. Unlike Florida and California where It is allowed, Pennsylvania courts don't permit TV coverage.

For TV, if the story lacks visuals, it often gets passed by.

That explanation is just that simple, Mr. O.

Welcome to the No-Spin Department of the Stu-Niversity.

Stu Bykofsky Daily News Columnist
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Stu Bykofsky has been a columnist with the Philadelphia Daily News since 1987. Prior to the column, his assignments included theater critic, TV critic, copy editor, general assignment features reporter. He supports civil-rights and animal causes, he opposes political correctness, bicycles on the sidewalk and most other forms of selfishness and stupidity.
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