O'Reilly Quips: Al Jazeera America Might “Reconstitute Under The Banner Of The ISIS Network”

Bill O'Reilly: “I Don't Think That's True. But As Soon As They Went After Peyton Manning, That Was The End”

From the January 14 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:

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BILL O'REILLY (HOST): And finally, Al Jazeera and I predicted, of course, the demise as soon as they opened here -- I mean, just the name Al Jazeera, come on. They are off the air, they folded Al Jazeera America, no surprise. 

BERNARD GOLDBERG: None at all. First of all, I'm sure it's a great disappointment to the five or six people who watch Al Jazeera on a regular basis. Let me just give my condolences to those people. But, it was doomed to failure from the jump, you are right. I mean, if they went to a marketing consultant and said give us the worst possible name you can give us for a news organization?

O'REILLY: Right.

GOLDBERG: How about Al Jazeera? On top of that, -- 

O'REILLY: I heard a rumor that they may reconstitute under the banner of the ISIS network. But I'm -- I don't think that's true. But as soon as they went after Peyton Manning, that was the end. They went after Peyton Manning, saying he might have used performance enhancing and that was it.

GOLDBERG: But they have Arab sympathies. An executive at the company said you can't use the word terrorist on Al Jazeera. This is a quote, “One person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter.” They sound just like liberal Democrats, and there is already a liberal Democrat cable news organization. How is that working out? 

O'REILLY: Not well. Bernie Goldberg, everyone.


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