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ALEXANDRIA, VA CBS and CNN continue to make inaccurate attacks against Bill OReilly. They claim he made racist remarks during his radio program this past week regarding a dinner he had with Al Sharpton at a Harlem restaurant. The charges are false. Even the Reverend Sharpton has said they are false. In light of these despicably false accusations, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell is calling upon CBS and CNN to distance themselves from left-wing hate groups and apologize to Bill OReilly for their participation in the smear campaign against him:

Bill OReillys accusersthe dishonest leftists at Media Matters, CBS and CNNhave gone beyond the pale. There was absolutely nothing that Bill OReilly said that was in any way offensive, stated L. Brent Bozell III, President of the Medias Research Center. People are sick and tired of these far-left character assassination campaigns, whether they come from Media Matters or

CBS and CNN must distance themselves from dishonest, far-left, hatemongering organizations such as Media Matters, Bozell continued. Media Matters and have two things in common. Both are funded by ultra-leftist billionaire George Soros and both have rich histories of sleazy character assassination campaigns. Those who continue to associate with disreputable organizations such as these are only embarrassing themselves.

Mr. OReillys words were taken out of contextdeliberately. Yet, neither CBS nor CNN checked the facts before giving credibility to the smear against him. Failing to apologize now makes them willing participants in this smear.

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