Friday, February 5, 2010

New Media - Untrue Media - The Uncut FOX Jon Stewart - O'Reilly Interview

John at has analyzed what Fox left out of their "fair and balanced" editing of the Thursday segment they aired on Bill O'Reilly's program of O'Reilly's interview with Comedy Central's Jon Stewart.

Fox released the raw footage, claiming it proves their editing was fair to Stewart. It certainly wasn't, as John is able to show with several extracts from the raw footage compared to FOX's finished product on the same subject:

O'Reilly boasted that his edit of their 42-minute interview for broadcast was "a fair cut" and invited viewers to have a look at the unedited version online to judge for themselves: "Some of these idiots in the press who hate us, 'O'Reilly cut the interview to make Stewart look'—OK, all of that is bull. It's a fair cut. And then when you watch the cut and watch the whole interview you'll see it."

So we took him up on the offer, and guess what? If by "fair cut" O'Reilly means "cut in a manner that left some of Stewart's best lines, most effective arguments, and most convincing evidence out of the interview and hidden from the broadcast audience," then he's absolutely right.

Here's a link
to the Gawker analysis.

Here's the uncut footage:

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

Part Four:

Part Five:


Anonymous said...

OMG !!! This is incredible ! An opinion piece by an egotist was edited to make his interview with another egotist appear 'balanced'. What is this world coming to ? Is nothing sacred ? How can this happen ? This proves beyond any doubt that every single thing on FOX News (as opposed to O'Reilly's "No Spin Zone")must be complete and utter falsehoods. And, it goes without saying, that no other channel would ever slant an opinion piece to support their views.

And just look at the way FOX tried to cover the whole sordid event up by not releasing the full, un-edited tapes.......oh, wait a minute...

anon. said...

demonstrating once again that the commenter above has absolutely no capability to comprehend the written word.

Kelley said...

wow. stewart continues to amaze me. thanks for this post! i love it. also, 1st guy... just no.