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It’s an awful feeling, watching your heroes turn on you. That’s how Birther leader Orly Taitz’s followers seem to feel about a brief segment Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly did earlier this week about the $20,000 sanction that a federal judge hit Taitz with a couple weeks ago.
The Birthers have been somewhat disillusioned with O’Reilly and some of his colleagues before — there’s the lack of investigative journalism done by the network that would prove, once and for all, that President Obama was in fact born in Antarctica, for instance. And O’Reilly previously mentioned the fact that Obama has already released proof of his birth in Hawaii; they weren’t happy about that. But calling Taitz a “nut”? My God, it’s like that whole “Fair and Balanced” thing isn’t really true!
So e-mails have been pouring in to Taitz’s Web site lately, denouncing O’Reilly and starting whole new branches of the conspiracy theory (apparently one of the legal analysts who participated in the offending segment worked, long ago, for Perkins Coie, the firm that employs Bob Bauer, the Obama campaign’s general counsel — and about 700 other lawyers, too). And now they’re organizing a protest against O’Reilly, slated to be held outside the Fox News building in New York City on Nov. 11.
On her Web site, Taitz explained, “Keep in mind, what OReilly did, is more dangerous, more harmful then what some idiots like Rachel Maddow or Keith Obertmann (sic) did, since people believe O’Reilly to be fair and balanced.”
Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.More Alex Koppelman.
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