The Daily Caller is one of the most freewheeling conservative outlets in online media. Its reporters have leveled unsubstantiated allegations of prostitution against Senator Bob Menendez, falsely accused a New York Times reporter of posing nude for Playgirl, and even questioned the race of a black Washington Post reporter. These stories raise an interesting question: What wouldn’t the Daily Caller publish? Today one of its contributors learned the answer: Absolutely anything critical of Fox News.
Over the past week, Fox News has aggressively rebutted accusations that its star host Bill O’Reilly lied about his whereabouts during the Falklands War in 1982. But after a new report challenged O’Reilly’s recent claim that he was present at the violent suicide of a Lee Harvey Oswald acquaintance in 1977, the network declined to defend him. Is Fox blinking?
Dylan Byers, the dumbest media reporter alive, has typed up some thoughts at The Politico about, as his headline puts it, "Why the Bill O'Reilly charges aren't sticking." Aren't they? Or at least, isn't their "sticking" or not "sticking" in some way related to the work of a media desk such as The Politico's?
The government of Paris plans to sue Fox News for airing several segments claiming the French capital contained “no-go zones” that prohibit entry to non-Muslims and are frequently avoided by city police. Fox has since retracted and apologized for airing the segments, which were widely mocked by French media.