You’ll NEVER Guess Why Bill O’Reilly Thinks the Media is Obsessed with Missing Plane

bill-oreilly-idiotLet me just start off by saying that while the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is tragic, the media coverage (especially CNN’s) has been over the top.  While some of the insight has been valuable into what might have happened, much of the coverage has just been outrageous and sensationalized.

Well, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly has a theory as to why the media has been so enamored with the missing plane, and I’m sure you’ll never guess what it is…

Why it’s Benghazi and the IRS, of course!  I know, you’re shocked right?

He said that the media has flocked to this story because it’s “good for headlines” and have been ignoring important issues like these because these networks don’t “want to cover important stories like the IRS and Benghazi, but they can cover the airliner without any political consequences.”

First, this story is as big as it is because over 200 people are missing and presumed dead by most.  (Though there’s still legitimate concerns that the plane has been hijacked for some sort of terrorist plan.)  Second, it’s quite ironic that O’Reilly brings up Benghazi and the IRS while slamming the media for going “after headlines,” when that’s all Fox News has done with those two stories for months in the case of the IRS situation and going on two years for Benghazi.

Two “conspiracies” that have been debunked numerous times.  The only people who consider them “stories” are conservatives, and that’s because Fox News continues to perpetuate the lie that there’s still some giant conspiracy behind both.

He then laughably said that there’s nothing wrong with the media covering the missing airliner, but there is a problem when the media “panders” to the audience.

Yes, that’s a prominent Fox News personality saying there’s a problem with media entities pandering to their audience – as he pandered to his audience by bringing up Benghazi and the IRS.  It’s a statement that reeks with such hypocrisy and irony that I really don’t even need to mock it because it’s that absurd.

Another day, another newsworthy event that Fox News tries to say is a distraction from the “real news” of their stale fart conspiracy theories surrounding Benghazi and the IRS.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • You can’t fix stupid.

    • Isaac Walls

      Explains why your broken!

  • MickeyP.

    Take it from it’s source! Mr. Bill is an asshat,plain and simple! How anyone even listens to him is a huge mystery! Maybe he just likes the media coverage!

    • Ron Quandt

      People listen to him and fox News when they need fuel to support their crazy ideology of the World can be perfect!

  • freethinker666

    Bill O’Reilly Thinks?? Who knew?

  • Jontee L Johnson

    Admittedly more is happening in the world than just this missing plane. The fact that soo much money has been spent covering it pays homage to the American tradition of law making. Ex Sandyhook, Century 16 Theater, Boston Marathon, all were horrible incidences that overshadowed laws that attempted to grossly undermine American’s freedoms between privacy and the quality of our “food” using appeals to emotion. Don’t be so dim witted to think they really care that much about us when they treat US Citizens who are poor and middle classed as lazy and useless. Furthermore,”you know who news” really don’t show much love for Muslims and Malaysia is predominantly Muslim. Something smells really fishy about the OVERcoverage of this tragic story.

    • Sunny Ray

      Fishy? well that is pretty clear to me, that story sells more than others at the moment, and that’s what CNN is all about, money. In one hand that’s good, not so biased by political views, but in the other hand, they interrupt senators answering their questions with “breaking news: justin B. in jail, but first, let’s take a commercial break…”

  • Leslie Foy

    Rush said essentially the same thing… the coverage was to take the focus off of Obama and his policies. Then a caller made a joke about Michelle Obama … that the caller knew where the plane was… it was hiding in Michelle’s backside. Classy…

  • Pam Barone

    American journalism covers everything like its the next O.J. chase, they lack the support from their owners to actually be journalists. I doubt that most people working in journalism today even understand what journalism used to be. After all, most are forced into unpaid blogger status, shilling for whatever ads or product placements they can cram onto their page. None of them are getting paid to investigate anything anymore.

    • meatwad_SSuppet

      They are now and forever interns writing the news.

  • Eddie Krebbs

    So if I believe O’Reilley, Faux News is running news items on the missing plane to divert attention away from Obama’s (supposed) shortcomings ?

    Obama has infiltrated Faux ? Someone call Infowars!

  • James Worcester

    And Mr. (I’m smarter than God) O’Reilly has made this logical and sensible segue…how?

  • Addie Corn

    Bill, O’really?

  • Kim Serrahn

    The poster child for why we need legalized abortion.

  • Isaac Walls

    Typical liberal garbage for low info reader’s! Neither of these alleged conspiracy theories have been debunked by a reputable investigator. There is no mentally sane individual alive out there that would believe anything you put in this article. Absolutely pathetic! It’s no wonder that people like you that spews this kind of ignorance around lacks any notable achievements. Get another hobby buddy because this one is an embarrassment to you, as well as an insult to our intelligence and an utter waste of people’s time.