This Friday night on his HBO show Real Time, Bill Maher didn’t understand why the folks over at Fox News weren’t going after Bill O’Reilly with the same ferocity as they were with disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams.
“These are out-and-out lies,” Maher said of O’Reilly’s recent claims that have been since been discredited. “Now, I understand why Fox News backs him — because they’re not really a news service. They’re like, ‘You expect the truth? That’s not what we do here.’ But why isn’t the mainstream media going after him with the same ferocity — the supposedly ‘liberal media’ — as they did to Brian Williams?”
“I suspect it’s because they know what you just said, which is, Fox News isn’t a real news organization. And Bill O’Reilly isn’t a real journalist,” former Obama advisor and campaigner David Axelrod replied.
“Bill O’Reilly being full of sh*t about something is not a news story,” journalist Matt Taibbi added. “It just isn’t.”
Watch the segment in the video below: