VIDEO: Bill O'Reilly Attacks MSNBC, NY Times for 'Gross Exploitation' of Arizona Shooting
In his "Talking Points" segment Monday, he called out media outlets as “merchants of hate.”
On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O'Reilly attacked the New York Times, MSNBC and several liberal groups for “gross exploitation” of the weekend shooting in Arizona.
During his "Talking Points" segment, he called alleged shooter Jared Lee Loughner a "psychopath" -- but also placed blame on "a disgusting display sweeping America, the exploitation of the murders by political zealots."
"Only moments -- moments! -- after Congresswoman Giffords was shot, some far-left loons began to spew their hatred, [like], 'Conservatives encouraged Jared Loughner to pull the trigger… Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Fox News, all spurred the psychopath to kill the six people.'"
He added: "The merchants of hate who are peddling this stuff should be accountable."
He called out a New York Times editorial that read: "It is legitimate to hold Republicans and particularly their most virulent supporters in the media responsible for the gale of anger that has produced a vast majority of these death threats."
O'Reilly said this view was: "Flat-out reprehensible….Republicans had nothing to do with these murders in Arizona…."
O'Reilly also had words for Times columnist Paul Krugman, whom he labeled as "a radical left Princeton professor," the National Organization for Women and rival network MSNBC, which, he said, "allowed vicious personal attacks on anyone who doesn't toe the far-left MSNBC line. The hatred spewed on that cable network is unprecedented in the media."
"Decent people simply do not ascribe motivation to a psychopath like Loughner unless that motivation is proven beyond a reasonable doubt," O'Reilly said. "I can't tell you how angry this makes me. Far-left loons have attacked me in vile way for years. I have to have security around the clock. Has the New York Times ever said a word about that?"