Maybe part of the reason Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes “despise” bigoted FOX bully Bill O’Reilly is because O’Reilly dwells in the land of delusion. As Think Progress notes, O’Reilly declared on his radio show yesterday that “there’s certainly no proof” of any mistreatment at Guantanamo. That, of course, flies in the face of evidence from the Red Cross, which documented “cruel, inhumane and degrading” treatment of detainees. Then there were the FBI files that detailed torture tactics, not to mention the fact that the U.S. even acknowledged the torture that went on at Gitmo.
Never one for objectivity, O’Reilly purposely limited his knowledge of Gitmo to his two tours of the facility that offered an even more limited view of what actually occurred there. Why? Because O’Reilly is desperate to defend the Bush administration and its disastrous policies to the bitter end, especially if it means attacking Obama’s plans for Gitmo in the process.
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