Bill O'Reilly is increasingly becoming the voice of moderation for much-maligned Fox News. The O'Reilly Factor host commented on Sarah Palin's claim that President Obama's response to the oil spill was delayed because of his
administration's connections to oil companies. She had said that "if this was
President Bush, or if were a Republican in office, who hadn't received
this much support even as President Obama has from BP and other oil
companies, you know the mainstream media would be all over his case."
O'Reilly agreed that a Republican president would have come under
significant media scrutiny before refuting Palin. "'Talking Points' does
not believe President Obama cares about BP money. He's got plenty of
campaign cash. And this disaster is really hurting him," said O'Reilly.
"The no spin truth: nobody knows how to stop the damn oil."
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