Friday, September 19, 2008

Bill O'Reilly blind to his own shortcomings

FOXNEWS star Bill O'Reilly had an interesting segment tonight pointing out the wrongs in Spanish-language ads put out by the McCain and Obama campaigns.

But O'Reilly did not know enough to stop when he was ahead. He stumbled terribly with the following:

* Spanish-lanugage ads are aimed at voters who do not speak English. That's wrong, Bill. You cannot become a voter unless you are a citizen of the United States. And you cannot become a citizen through the naturalization process unless you pass an English language test. The political ads are in Spanish because the voter is more comfortable in communicating in Spanish, not that he or she cannot speak English.

* What issues matter most to Americans of Hispanic descent who are voters? O'Reilly tried to answer that question with white and black political experts on his show. Hey Bill, how about getting an American of Hispanic descent to discuss what issues are important to him or her and their kin?

Amazing. It's the blind leading the blind in covering the 2008 campaign.

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