Talking Points Memo: Madness in the Presidential Campaign -- Does Truth Matter Anymore?
Tonight’s ‘Talking Points Memo’ was about what Bill O’Reilly called the “madness” in the 2012 presidential campaign. O’Reilly said tonight on his show, “Now we knew the campaign was going to be bitter with muckraking all over the place, we knew that. But we didn’t know was it was going to be downright hysterical this early.”
O’Reilly played a clip of Republican party chair Michael Steele being interviewed about Mitt Romney. The host of the show
on MSNBC Chris Matthews used the term “Grand Wizard” when referring to Romney but later apologized for using the term which is associated with the Ku Klux Klan.
While O’Reilly maintains that he has no beef with Matthews, calling him “simply a committed Democrat,” he did have a problem with the host calling Romney a “flat-earther.” On tonight’s memo he said, “To say the governor doesn’t believe in science is simply madness.”
He went on to cite a quote by Romney in the New York Times where he said, “I believe that God designed the universe and created the universe … and I believe evolution is most likely the process he used to create the human body.”
That should be the end of discussion, but O’Reilly says, “The problem for American voters is that anything goes these days. The Internet is full of unbelievable nonsense as well as gross defamation. And now on some national news programs, you’re getting the same craziness. So if you’re uniformed, how can you possibly know what’s true and what’s not true?”
Watch the video below and decide for yourself!