1) This Daily Show video can be divided into two parts. The first part deals with the discovery that Bill O Reilly was lying, like Brian Williams did, about being involved in a dangerous situation:
Here is the original article:
Mother Jones Article (that started this story): Bill O'Reilly Has His Own Brian Williams ProblemThe Fox News host has said he was in a "war zone" that apparently no American correspondent reached.
Here is Rachel Maddow on the subject:
Bill O'Reilly threats against reporters indefensible - Rachel Maddow excoriates Bill O'Reilly and Fox News for taking his bombast to the point of directly threatening reporters for reporting, and highlights the recent series of revelations about uncorrected false claims O'Reilly has made on Fox News.
David Corn on being threatened by Bill O'Reilly - David Corn, D.C. bureau chief for Mother Jones, talks with Rachel Maddow about being threatened by Fox News' Bill O'Reilly by being placed in his "kill zone" and the Fox News host's strategy of arguing with bombast instead of facts.
2) This second part deals with the discovery that Netanyahu lied about Iran, the way the GOP lied about Iraq. This is basically like history repeating itself. Lets see what the media does this time.
Talking Points Memo: Jon Stewart Is Angrier At Netanyahu Than At Bill O'Reilly's War Tales
As Stewart did during the the Brian Williams affair, in which the NBC anchor was caught peddling a bogus war story, he urged viewers to put media scandals in perspective as more consequential lies emerge on the world stage.
"Here's the problem: World outrage supplies are finite, and if we spend so much of it on the fairly inconsequential status embellishments, our anger tanks could be empty when we need them most!" Stewart said.
Case in point: Reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahi may have knowingly misled the United Nations on Iran's capacity to produce nuclear weapons, contradicting Israel's own intelligence.
"See. This is the shit we should be looking into," Stewart said, flashing an image of Netanyahu at the U.N. in 2012 next to a still of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's famously misleading U.N. address prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
"Because it seems to me we might all just be a little better off if the exaggerations about covering a war get less attention than the exaggerations that get us into so many of them," Stewart said.
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