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O’Reilly smears critic

By Hatewatch Staff on October 25, 2005 - 8:47 am, Posted in Uncategorized

On the October 18 edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly misleadingly quoted an October 15 column by Macarena Hernandez in The Dallas Morning News in order to deflect her criticism of what she described as O’Reilly’s anti-immigration views. The column recounted the story of six Mexican immigrants brutally murdered in Georgia, and it blamed anti-immigrant rhetoric, in part, for the vulnerability of many immigrants to theft and violent crime. When Paul Johnson, the mayor of the town where the beatings occurred, flew the Mexican flag at city hall as a memorial, some residents complained, which Hernandez attributed to an overall anti-immigrant sentiment that she suggested was fueled by people like O’Reilly…

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