"Every weekday we do three hours of commentary: two on the radio and one on TV. And every day the far-left smear website Media Matters takes that commentary out-of-context and feeds defamation out to the public. Elements at NBC News have made a living parroting Media Matters garbage. And now, sadly, CNN has jumped into the swamp. Recently on the Radio Factor, I did an hour on how racism is dumb. We didn't hear one complaint about the show that ran on more than 400 radio stations. But yesterday Media Matters distorted the entire conversation and implied I was racist for condemning racism. Stunningly, CNN echoed the defamation on at least three programs. Talking Points has said many times on this broadcast that we respect CNN, but this is absurd. Failure leads to desperation. The Factor has been number one for six consecutive years and defeats all our cable news competition, combined. The other cable news outlets are ratings disasters. Last night the Factor had six times as many viewers as CNN at 8PM. But that is no excuse for being dishonest."
For more on the topic, The Factor brought in Juan Williams, who was a guest on the Radio Factor that hour. "It's frustrating. They want to shut you up. They want to shut up anybody who has an honest discussion about race." Williams was astonished, agreeing that the conversation he participated in was nothing like CNN or MSNBC had characterized it. "CNN has joined NBC News in parroting far left propaganda in an attempt to destroy Fox News Channel and to deceive their viewers," The Factor warned. "I've never seen anything like this in the media." Williams pointed out that the media outlets completely missed the larger context of the conversation: "You said stereotypes are not true... it had nothing to do with racist ranting by anybody, except these idiots at CNN."News Link: Audio: Listen to O'Reilly's full commentary