Fox News and Bill O'Reilly Accused of Airing "Distorted" Re-Creation of Florida Man's Email
By MATTHEW HENDLEY - NEW TIMES
Added: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:58:37 UTC
Fox News has been accused of distorting its news content in the past. Often.
Now, a St. Petersburg man says he sent an email to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, and it ended up being displayed on his show, the O'Reilly Factor. Well, that man says part of his email ended up on the show, along with new words and concepts that ended up in front of O'Reilly's massive television audience.
Jeremy Kopchak says he was watching Bill O'Reilly interview noted atheist Richard Dawkins last week when he became "frustrated by Bill's usual demeaning of Dawkins" and sent an email to the Factor.
What Kopchak sent to O'Reilly, he says, wasn't exactly what O'Reilly displayed to the nation.
Here's the text of the email Kopchak claims he sent to O'Reilly:
Bill, have you read Richard Dawkin's book 'The God Delusion'? You should have the guts to investigate both sides before being so pompous in your faith while completely discounting the critical thinking of atheists. The truth will stand up to any scrutiny.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Here's how it went on the Factor:
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Richard Dawkins - RichardDawkins.net 174 Comments
[Journalists] seem to feel let down when they discover that the real people aren't anything like the way they so relentlessly portray us; as if, since they've gone to the trouble of inventing extravagant caricatures of us, we should at least have the decency to live up to them in real life.
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David Knox - TV tonight - Australia 141 Comments
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Paula Kirby - Washington Post On Faith 108 Comments
[The God Delusion is] absolutely chock-full of things Richard Dawkins really does believe. Which is handy, because it saves everyone the trouble of making them up.
Amol Rajan - The Independent 39 Comments
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