Bill O’Reilly delivered one of his more bizarre and counter-factual diatribes on his TV show about the Obama drone strike program, claiming that NBC is not covering the story — unlike Bush and torture, which they covered in great detail, he claims. Speaking with Bob Beckel on his show, he said this:
“Remember the outcry over waterboarding? You know, everybody jumping up and down? NBC News, I thought they were going to, like, melt down over there. You heard anything on NBC about the drones?”…
“So you haven’t heard anything over about this, and neither have I. Neither has my staff. Okay? So we haven’t heard anything. But we heard a lot about waterboarding, but nothing about drone strikes. How do you process that?”
Beckel, whose spine has been removed in order to keep cashing Fox News checks, doesn’t bother to point out one little obvious fact: The entire story of the drone strike memo was broken by Michael Isikoff of NBC News, and it was done on the Rachel Maddow show. Maddow has reported on the drone strikes many times over the years. Nothing goes in, stupid comes out — I can explain that.