After the production of “Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism.” a 2004 documentary film by filmmaker Robert Greenwald that criticizes Republican bias at Fox News, Greenwald continued his anti-Fox campaign with short videos on YouTube concerning Fox News’ negative treatment of Barack Obama during the 2008 election cycle.
Greenwald and Brave New Films went on to produce a series of videos about Fox News coverage of a variety of issues, under the umbrella title “Fox Attacks.” These short videos addressed Fox’s coverage of global warming, their perceived racial bias, US involvement with Iraq and Iran, and many other topics.
As noted on their website: “The documentaries produced by Brave New Films have been streamed across all seven continents and have been viewed over 70 million times and counting.”
As part of the Fox Attacks campaign, Brave New Films also released “open letters” to other media outlets, and circulated anti-Fox petitions which garnered hundreds of thousands of signatures.
In this clip, Season 1, Episode 26, children are seen reading and quoting from “The O’Reilly Factor For Kids.” Mixed in are clips of Bill O’Reilly screaming and yelling and hollering at guest to “SHUT-UP!”
Brave New Films prefaces the video, writing:
O’Reilly thinks he can teach our children proper behavior, and we can’t think of a worse father figure than an angry, hate-filled shock jock notorious for telling guests to “Shut up!” We wondered what would happen if kids read O’Reilly’s book and then saw the real O’Reilly for themselves. So we put together a video to illustrate O’Reilly’s duplicity.
O’Reilly’s bullying antics show he never learned the lessons the rest of us were taught in school. Tell us what your teachers taught you that O’Reilly should have learned about how to be a responsible grown-up, or what your kids’ teachers have taught them. Then, send this video to all the teachers, parents, parents-to-be, and anyone who has contact with kids.
It’s bad enough O’Reilly spews hate-filled lies on his shows to grown-up audiences, do we really want our children to be exposed to the same behavior? Do we really want this angry adult influencing our kids? While we only subjected the kids in our video to a few minutes of O’Reilly in order to prevent permanent damage, imagine the harm his children’s book could do!
Teach O’Reilly a lesson!