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Bernie Goldberg: Election Results Ended ‘Phony Liberal War on Fox News’

On Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor,” Bernie Goldberg said Tuesday’s election results proved the “phony liberal war on Fox News” was officially over. “It’s just a convenient argument. One of the biggest takeaways of this election, in my view, is that the voters have finally rejected this phony war business–and add to that, the phony liberal war on Fox News. It just feels tired.”

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Bill O’Reilly ‘Not Real Annoyed’ Networks are ‘Overdoing’ Robin Williams’ Death Coverage

Last night, Bill O’Reilly and guest Bernie Goldberg discussed the media’s coverage of the death of Robin Williams.

“This story I think is legitimate; I’m not real annoyed that the people are overdoing it,” O’Reilly said, adding that wall-to-wall media coverage of high-profile figure deaths began with the death of John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1999. “Robin Williams deserves the adulation he’s getting, he deserves the attention he’s getting, and hopefully the depression thing will become forefront.”

Bill O’Reilly Loses It Over ‘Scandalous’ MH370 Coverage, His Guest Calls Out Fox News

O'ReillyOn the day the Malaysian Prime Minister declared Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 “ended” in the Indian Ocean, Bill O’Reilly continued his criticism of the coverage of the tragedy.

“The coverage of the Malaysian jetliner was embarrassing, irresponsible, and dishonest,” O’Reilly said, adding that legitimate journalists shouldn’t “traffic in fiction” when 239 lives are in peril.

O’Reilly also took on Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple for calling out O’Reilly on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources,” and again Monday in his column.

According to a new Pew Research survey close to half of Americans asked think there’s been the right amount of coverage.

FNC contributor Bernie Goldberg, who agreed with O’Reilly about the saturation coverage, also called out Fox News for giving airtime to a retired general who claimed to have sources that the plane was in Pakistan and could be used as a weapon to attack the U.S. or Israel. “That speaks to the credibility, in my view, of the entire network,” Goldberg said.

And Jon Stewart was back from a week off, and unsurprisingly, had a field day with CNN’s nonstop coverage.

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Bill O’Reilly on MSNBC: ‘I think it’s changing over there’

Bill O’Reilly didn’t “have a beef” with the way MSNBC handled last week‘s Mitt Romney-KKK comparison, specifically that Chris Matthews came on the air several hours after the “irresponsible and incendiary” story, to apologize to the Romney campaign. But Bernie Goldberg sure did. During his weekly segment last night on “The Factor” Goldberg blamed the “chuckle-head anchor and his brain-dead producer” for incorporating the story into the show and further blamed the management of MSNBC who “created the atmosphere over many years, that allowed this kind of thing to happen.”

Bernie Goldberg and Bill O’Reilly Ask: Was MSNBC’s Debate Fair to Republicans?

MSNBC has been on the receiving end of criticism for its post-debate programming–programming which was completely devoid of any Republican analysts (Update: Steve Schmidt and Michael Steele did contribute to the programming, although did not co-host the program). Last night on “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly and guest Bernie Goldberg attempted to argue that even the questions asked by moderator Brian Williams revealed a nefarious bias on the part of NBC:

Putting aside the programming before and after the debate, what did you think about the debate itself? Were the questions and handling fair to the candidates?

Keith Olbermann The Talk of TV Monday Night

The departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC Friday night sent shock-waves through the TV business, and it seems like just about everyone with their own show opted to weigh in on the matter last night.

Olbermann’s Fox News competitor, Bill O’Reilly, discussed the matter with Bernie Goldberg, without ever mentioning the MSNBC host by name:

On MSNBC, both Lawrence O’Donnell and Rachel Maddow paid tribute to their former colleague:

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Keith Olbermann Adjusts His Sign-Off, While Bill O’Reilly Speculates about Adjustments at MSNBC

MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” usually ends with the host saying “That’s [insert date], good night, and good luck,” a reference to Edward R. Murrow‘s sign-off. Over the years, Olbermann has also added commentaries noting the days since the start of the Iraq war, and earlier this year the Gulf oil spill.

Last night, Olbermann changed the sign-off once again, saying:

“That’s November 3rd, one day since Republicans took control of the House. Mr. Boehner, where are the jobs? I’m Keith Olbermann, good night, and good luck.”

Of course, Republicans won’t actually assume control of the House until January, but who’s counting?

Meanwhile, on Fox News Channel, Olbermann’s 8 PM competition Bill O’Reilly speculated about upcoming adjustments at MSNBC. O’Reilly was speaking to Dick Morris Bernie Goldberg, and the two spent a good deal of time bashing MSNBC’s election coverage:

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‘Fox News Channel is Jon Stewart’s New Enemy No. 1′

Stewart FNC.jpgGeorge W. Bush and Dick Cheney are long gone,” writes the NY TimesBrian Stelter. “Fox News Channel is Jon Stewart‘s new enemy No. 1.”

Stelter says that in 2010, Stewart has devoted 24 segments to FNC, compared to five segments on CNN. He writes:

Combining the earnestness of a journalism professor and the sarcasm of a satirist, Mr. Stewart routinely charges that Fox’s news anchors and commentators distort Mr. Obama’s policies and advance a conservative agenda…It is true that the often-left-leaning “Daily Show” deals with a wide array of topics, but Fox is one that Mr. Stewart is overtly passionate about…

Both The Daily Show and FNC declined to comment for the story.

Earlier: ‘Daily Show’ Criticizes Megyn Kelly, ‘America Live’

Megyn Kelly: ‘I Really Enjoy Jon Stewart, Except When He Goes After Me’

Jon Stewart Responds to Bernie Goldberg

Jon Stewart Responds to Bernie Goldberg

It began last week, when Jon Stewart told Fox News analyst Bernie Goldberg to “go f**k” himself, over the coverage of — and the coverage of the coverage of — last weeks tea parties.

Then it continued Monday on “The O’Reilly Factor” when Goldberg called Stewart, “a safe Jay Leno with a much smaller audience.”

Well, last night Stewart apologized to Goldberg, but he says he was just being critical because Fox News is “a terrible, cynical, disingenuous news organization.”

> More: Goldberg fired back on Megyn Kelly‘s show today: “Come on Jon, man up. Man the hell up, as a matter of fact. You can’t criticize us at Fox for generalizing about liberals and then you do the same thing, or ignore it when it happens, and then say, ‘I’m not a newsman.’ I’m not buying that for a second.”

Bill O’Reilly Explains Why Viewers Chose FOX for Ft. Hood : ‘The Media Guard Has Changed’

Bill O’Reilly called out The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, and CNN over some of their coverage of the Ft. Hood massacre — which, in O’Reilly’s view, blamed the wars instead of the killer, Nidal Malik Hasan, for the rampage. “The guy is either a Muslim terrorist or a crazy person. That’s it. Those are the choices,” said O’Reilly of Hasan.

“We did 5 million viewers at 8 O’Clock, wiped out CNN and MSNBC, wiped them off the face of the earth. The guard has changed in this country. The media guard has changed. And you know why people came in here, because they knew they were going to get an honest story. They weren’t going to get spin that Hasan is some kind of post-traumatic syndrome victim. Some kind of victim of a terrible public policy gone awry. They’re not going to get that….. I almost said a bad word. They’re not going to get that garbage here.”

O’Reilly’s guest Bernie Goldberg also gave a new name to the mainstream media: