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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WATCH: Hillary Backer Chris Matthews Jabs Fellow MSNBCer Ed Schultz For ‘Jumping Up And Down’ For Bernie Sanders

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who is an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, jabbed his colleague Ed Schultz for “jumping up and down” for Bernie Sanders, who is challenging Hillary for the Democratic Party nomination:

Bernie got a big crowd out there in Denver. Ed Schultz was jumping up and down about it tonight.

Matthews was discussing a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll that showed Clinton with a commanding 75%-15% lead over Sanders when he made his comment.

Sanders has surprised observers by attracting large crowds on the campaign trail with his left-wing populism and rants against the one-percent, leading Schultz to remark that he is “on a roll” and that the Clinton campaign should be worried.

Schultz’s support of Sanders should come as no surprise, as he has had the Vermont senator on his program numerous times. In addition, Schultz is one of the most left-wing hosts on MSNBC, and that’s saying a lot.

Watch Matthews’ comments and Schlutz’s reply:

 

This article originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission.

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Watch: MSNBC Guest Just Made This Shocking Claim About White Churches, Wants Them To Do This

With the violence that seems to have erupted in recent months, there also appears to be much talk about forgiveness. In the wake of the horrible tragedy that happened last week at a Charleston, S.C., church, yet another violent act has gotten people talking about how to move forward and how to heal. These are undoubtedly tough questions, sometimes for which there is no easy answer. There are things people say that seem to fan those fires of racism and tension even more.

Traditionally, when there has been an outcrying of pain and the public is asked how to overcome and move forward, the church has answered the call. The church’s answer is to forgive–to look toward Christ, and what He did for humanity on the cross.

Sometimes, someone from outside the church will be asked the same question. Often, his or her answer is vastly different from the standard Christian point of view. Some answers given to the public are benign and others are dangerous, serving only to fuel the flames of hatred and separation between races permanently.

When MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry asked Susannah Heschel, a professor of Jewish studies at Dartmouth College, to chime in on America’s inability to heal and forgive during these troubling times, the professor had some advice for America that could be seen by some as falling on that dangerous side. Her answer very well could cause more harm than good.

She stated: “…in Judaism there is no repentance without restitution…unless you give back, there is no forgiveness for you. The repentance cannot begin without the restitution.”

Heschel said that Americans cannot be forgiven because we have never paid reparations for slavery, specifically for Jim Crow laws.

Using words like “white church” added to the professor’s diatribe that Americans should hang their heads in shame.

There are many things that can be done to extinguish the flames of hate lapping at the heels of America. It is speculative at best to predict that these comments will help those reeling from the pain caused by this latest shooting spree.

Do you think that the professor’s comments were out of line, or should America pay restitution for slavery? Please tell us how you feel in the comments section below.

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Watch: MSNBC Liberals Forced To Awkwardly Admit A Huge Lie The Obama Administration Told

According to a series of roughly 20,000 emails recently released to the U.S. House Oversight Committee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Jonathan Gruber did in fact play a central role in the development of ObamaCare. Gruber came under fire last year for suggesting the largely unpopular law was passed due to political trickery and a stupid electorate.

During a recent appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, several former supporters of the healthcare law were forced to begrudgingly acknowledge the Obama administration downplayed Gruber’s involvement.

“I owe all my Republican sources an apology,” acknowledged Mark Halperin, the network’s senior political analyst. “They kept telling me he was hugely involved and the White House played it down. They were right. The Republicans were right.”

When host Joe Scarborough pressed Halperin to admit the administration lied, however, he invoked what would be a common refrain among the program’s panelists.

“I think they were not fully forthcoming,” he said, “or they may have had their recollections impared.”

Scarborough posed the same question to guests, both former elected Democrats, and received similar responses.

“I think they were not fully forthcoming,” Howard Dean said.

“I would say they were not fully forthcoming,” added Harold Ford.

After wondering if “one person will call it straight,” Scarborough turned to co-host Mike Brzezinski.

“It certainly appears they did [lie],” she said. “The White House sought distance from Gruber after his comments that the administration used lack of transparency and, quote, the stupidity of the American voter, to pass healthcare reform.”

Did the Obama administration lie about Gruber’s involvement in ObamaCare? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Watch: What Happened When Glenn Beck Arrived At A Charleston Church Made An MSNBC Reporter Break Down

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts broke down on-air Friday while reporting live from Charleston, South Carolina.

Emotion welled up within the news anchor as he watched hundreds of people arrive at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston singing Gospel songs. As the scene was unfolding, accused shooter Dylann Roof was standing for his bond hearing in another part of town.

What Roberts did not realize was that conservative television commentator and radio talk show host Glenn Beck was responsible for the crowd. The media personality had flown in to Charleston and asked people to join him in a nearby park to pray.

The Blaze’s deputy managing editor Jonathan Seidl tweeted this image out from the MSNBC coverage.

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The hundreds of people who attended the prayer meeting then marched down to the AME Church in a show of support to the congregation.

The Blaze reports:

“Can we look over here right now. It’s kind of heartbreaking,” Roberts said, his voice cracking, “They’re singing and a whole flood of people showed up at the same time.”

Roberts remained turned away from the camera, not wanting viewers to see the emotion of the moment had overtaken him.

“So you’re hearing from the family, and then this whole group of people showed up. And they’re singing a gospel song. … I apologize,” he said, stopping himself and trying to fight back tears.

The MSNBC anchor was referring to several family members forgiving Roof during his bond hearing, which Western Journalism covered. (See also video below.)

“But you can see the outpouring of support for his community. It goes all the way down the street of people who showed up at the exact same time that this arraignment was going on,” Roberts continued, amazed.

“I’m sorry,” he concluded, before a guest stepped in.

Below, family members of the victims address accused shooter Dylann Roof for the first time, as he appears for his bond hearing.

 

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