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Huffington Hypocrites

Bill O’Reilly devoted a segment Wednesday night to a new Culture and Media Institute study on the voluminous pornography found on YouTube. The Huffington Post mocked it alongside a video clip Thursday:

Now, we applaud the Fox News host’s determination to keep pornography away from children, however it’s puzzling why O’Reilly and his producers felt the need to show clips of porn from YouTube during his discussion of the dangers it poses. And not just a single clip, or a quick montage: O’Reilly aired extended montages of multiple YouTube porn clips…We assume there was nothing cynical in O’Reilly’s decision to titillate his audience with long porn montages while railing against the dangers of porn.

So O’Reilly exploits sex for ratings? The only problem with Huffington Posties leveling that charge is that inches away on the computer screen is their Thursday list of Most Popular articles, which includes “Lindsey Lohan TOPLESS on Twitter” and iPorn Girls Enliven Apple Conference (SLIDESHOW).

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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