Watch: O’Reilly Just Caught An MSNBC Host In A Lie So Huge He Had To Apologize On Air

MSNBC host Chris Hayes apologized on-air Thursday night for taking something Bill O’Reilly said out of context to make a point about supporters of the Confederate flag.

As reported by Western Journalism, calls to eliminate the Confederate flag from public places came in the aftermath of the Charleston church shooting last week. Many major retailers including Walmart, Sears, eBay, and Amazon announced Tuesday they will no longer be selling the Confederate flag or anything with its image. Valley Forge Flag, a major flag production company, also said they will no longer sell the stars and bars.

On his program on Tuesday, Hayes said: “As soon as the backlash to the Confederate flag started to gain momentum, the backlash to the backlash got underway, much of it from pretty predictable sources.” The MSNBC host listed Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly among them, saying the latter believes “it represents the bravery of those who fought in the Civil War.”

In a segment on The O’Reilly Factor on Wednesday entitled “Gross dishonesty in media,” O’Reilly called out Hayes for attributing views to him that he does not have, and labeled him the “biggest failure in cable news.”

The Fox News host re-aired a portion of the Monday night dialogue he had with Juan Williams from which Hayes took his words out of context.

O’Reilly told Williams: “You say the Confederate flag is a symbol of hate and you believe that.” The Fox News host affirms this view, adding: “Absolutely 100% legitimate.”

Then he continues: “For some other people in an historical context, it represents bravery in war.” He adds: “Everyone should know what the two sides are believing.”

O’Reilly also stated that the flag “represents oppression” to him.

Hayes was man enough to own up to his mistake. “In a segment on the Confederate flag, I said that Bill O’Reilly said that it represents the bravery of Confederates who fought in the Civil War…It’s also quite clear from the context of the discussion he was having that he was not giving his own views, but talking about how some other people view or understand the flag,” Hayes said Thursday. “We should not have attributed that view to him. Fair is fair. I got it wrong, I apologize.”

h/t: The Blaze

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Liberals Call On Bristol Palin To Have An Abortion: A Rebuttal…

When the news broke yesterday that Bristol Palin is pregnant, the media exploded. And not just mainstream media. Social media, right wing media. Everyone had a comment, an opinion, or a joke. Sure, everyone has the right to do that; and I don’t begrudge them for doing so. But sometimes, we forget that people are still people. I know, life in the public eye and all that. You have to have a thick skin if you’re going to live in the limelight. I agree.

Still, the online publication Gawker ran a headline on this story which simply cannot be ignored. It reads: “Bristol Palin Makes Great Argument for Abortion in Baby Announcement.”

Seriously?

First off, everyone knows the Palins – including Bristol – are very pro-life. To suggest that Bristol’s announcement implies she should have an abortion is both cruel and evil. Cruel to Bristol, and evil in thinking she can’t possibly be happy unless she kills the innocent life inside her.

Sure, Bristol’s announcement reads in part:

I’ve been trying my hardest to keep my chin up on this one… 

When life gets tough, there is no other option but to get tougher…

I know this has been, and will be, a huge disappointment to my family, to my close friends, and to many of you… Tripp, this new baby, and I will all be fine, because God is merciful.

Bristol PalinGawker would have you believe that Bristol needing to keep her chin up, and the disappointment mentioned in her statement, indicate that no one in the Palin family wants this new baby… therefore, she should have an abortion.

Let’s take a step back for a minute. Just one month ago, Bristol was engaged and walking towards a life of happily ever after with Dakota Meyer. That didn’t work out. Breakups are emotional. They’re hard. So yes, Bristol has probably earned the right to be a little overwhelmed right now. Even if she’s made some pretty dang poor decisions in the process. It happens to all of us.

As for the disappointment, that has nothing to do the baby. Then why would Bristol say this pregnancy has been and will be a disappointment, you ask? Because after her first pregnancy, Bristol became a powerful advocate for abstinence (which, by the way, remains the only 100% sure-fire way not to become pregnant). Since we all know where babies come from, this pregnancy means that Bristol – a human being – failed to practice what she’s been preaching.

Yes, Bristol Palin failed. She failed to hit the high standard she’s attempted to set. As a result, her life just got a lot harder. Bristol’s not sugarcoating it. Nor is she asking that of anyone else. This is going to be hard. It’s hard to be a single mom of two. It’s even harder when the media’s constantly scrutinizing your every move.

But you know what? Bristol and baby will be fine. Why? Because she knows she messed up and that God is merciful and forgives when we mess up.

Speaking of mercy, here’s what Gawker had to say about God and his mercy:

(God’s) not so merciful, of course, to suggest that she has any choice in this matter. 

In one sense, yeah Gawker. You’re kinda right. God has a lot to say about killing children, and none of it is particularly pleasant for those who practice such horrific things. But you’re also wrong. Bristol did have a choice. She could have said no. She could have walked away. Bristol could have practiced what she preached. But she didn’t. She messed up. She knows that.

The cool thing about the God that Bristol believes in, though? He doesn’t just show mercy to His children. He takes our mistakes and our failures and turns them into something good. Romans 8:28 says: “All things work together for good for those who love God.”

That’s why abortion isn’t an option for Bristol Palin. Even though she failed to live up to what she holds as Godly standards, her God is awesome. And He’s taken that moment of failure and turned it into an incredible blessing – a new baby Palin.

That’s what you call a miracle.

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Right Before Jindal Announced His Candidacy, Libs Made This Insane Attack On His Past

The Washington Post published an article Tuesday, one day before Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced his intention to run for president, in which reporters Annie Gowen and Tyler Bridges explored the Indian-American candidate’s cultural heritage.

With a dateline of Khanpur, India, however, the article begins on a critical note by suggesting Jindal has abandoned his homeland. The authors highlighted the fact that “residents of his father’s village” celebrated Jindal’s 2003 election win after many villagers “spent three days praying at a local temple for his victory.”

Describing the “sunbaked narrow lanes and modest homes ringed by undulating rice paddies,” the article indicated that residents of the Indian village believed Jindal would serve as a “powerful ally in the U.S.”

Instead, the authors pointed out, the Jindal family has not returned to the land of its ancestors since the governor’s grandparents died roughly 20 years ago.

After chronicling the Jindals’ transition from Hindu to Catholicism, the article quoted one professor who concluded there is “not much Indian left in Bobby Jindal.”

Many conservative sites were quick to admonish the Post for harping on such an inconsequential issue.

Chicks on the Right’s Miss CJ summarized the left’s position, writing: “if Bobby Jindal’s gonna become the governor of Louisiana, he sure as heck better be using his office [to] help out his relatives back in India.”

A number of social media users also weighed in, including several who pointed out the perceived double standard by which left-leaning media operate.

“So I’m assuming no one got fired at the @washingtonpost for being so racist towards Bobby Jindal,” one Twitter user wrote.

Is Jindal’s connection to his grandparents’ hometown a relevant issue for national media to exploit? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Watch: S.C. Governor Needs Only 15 Seconds To School Reporter Attacking Her On Guns

Days after her state was rocked by the latest senseless mass shooting on U.S. soil, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley reacted to the ensuing call by many leftists for additional gun control laws. Perhaps the most visible proponent of such a response in the immediate aftermath of the shooting was Barack Obama.

Haley spoke to NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie, who pressed the Republican governor to acknowledge the latest shooting deserved a policy shift regarding gun ownership.

“I know you’re a strong supporter of the Second Amendment,” Guthrie began. “Is there anything about this situation that makes you think, OK, should we rethink? Is it time for some kind of change?”

Instead of placing the blame for this tragedy on the existence of guns, however, Haley opted to take a more removed look at our current society in an attempt to provide Guthrie and her viewers with some perspective.

“Any time there is a traumatic situation,” she said, “people want something to blame. They always want something to go after. There is one person to blame here – a person that doesn’t define South Carolina. And we are going to focus on that person.”

Hundreds of comments soon followed a report by The Federalist Papers on the recent interview. Most supported Haley’s stance.

“There is one person and one person alone to blame for this tragedy,” one reader wrote, “the one who actually pulled the trigger…he and he alone is 100% is [sic] responsible.”

Others were quick to pile on criticism of Guthrie and her line of questioning.

“Savannah Guthrie has been and likely always will be a special kind of stupid,” one critic responded. “She openly demonstrates this almost every time she opens her mouth.”

Would more gun control make America safer? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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The New York Times’ Reckless Report

“It seemed pretty glaringly obvious to me that the ‘news fit to print’ was pretty much the news that’s fit to serve the powerful… The way that the paper’s senior staff think is exactly like those in power — in fact, it’s their job to become their friends.” – former NYT correspondent Daniel Simpson

We see right through the propaganda. As one possibly left-leaning commentator astutely noted in response to a stereotypical hit piece against those who lean politically right:

No doubt there are people infuriated with the government but to suggest that these Faux News watchers are going to take up arms against the government is not supported by the facts. Moreover, those few examples cited appear to be unstable individuals, not politically motivated but listening to audio hallucinations found in young male schizophrenics. Better research and an editor with a sharp pencil might are needed here.

Words matter and loose labels are highly irresponsible. Too much mainstream reporting is perpetuating a hidden agenda in their political projections and culture war aggression. Maybe if all crimes were reported equally – black on black, black on white, and everything in between – rather than fanning the flames in a unilateral direction, the right wing news outlets would not feel the need to overcompensate.

If you only followed mainstream media, you would think Obama was the second coming of Jesus. Well, Jesus does not play favorites and neither should we. We are either for Him or against Him. Faithful believers of every color, race, background, gender, and ethnicity are fit for the Kingdom. He is an equal opportunity redeemer. Look in the mirror, see past your complexion, and decide where you stand!

“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” – James 1:5

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