NBC, frequently the object of Bill O'Reilly's scorn for its biased
presentation of the news from the left, provided him with fresh
evidence Monday evening as the NBC Nightly News, unlike the ABC and CBS
newscasts, found it newsworthy in a story on the murder of Kansas
doctor George Tiller, who performed abortions of viable fetuses, to
highlight "on the Internet, questions from critics of commentator
Bill O'Reilly about his blunt remarks regarding abortion and Dr.
In the piece from reporter Janet Shamlian, viewers then heard from O'Reilly in a Web video clip from an un-dated episode of O'Reilly's FNC show: "In the state of Kansas there is a doctor, George Tiller, who will execute babies for $5,000."
MSNBC shows earlier in the day, as well as Countdown later where Olbermann went on a full rant, played the same O'Reilly clip pushed by far-left Web and blog sites.
From the story on the Monday, June 1 NBC Nightly News:
JANET SHAMLIAN: ...The anti-abortion group Operation Rescue denounced the killing, but today its founder, Randall Terry, fueled the fire. RANDALL TERRY: He was a mass murderer. He sowed death. And then he reaped death in a horrifying way.
SHAMLIAN: On the Internet, questions from critics of commentator Bill O'Reilly about his blunt remarks regarding abortion and Dr. Tiller.
BILL O'REILLY, IN UNDATED WEB VIDEO OF HIS FNC SHOW: In the state of Kansas there is a doctor, George Tiller, who will execute babies for $5,000.
SHAMLIAN: Now mainstream anti-abortion leaders worry the name calling and rhetoric could damage their place in the debate....
- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center