Monday, January 09, 2012

O'Reilly Adopts Mitt Romney's "Entitlement Society" Language To Defend Him From MoveOn Ad

by Karen Famighetti/media matters

Bill O'Reilly opened his Fox News show tonight by talking about a purported increase in "political viciousness." During the segment, he played a ad criticizing Mitt Romney's record on jobs.
O'Reilly also stated that "the campaign is really all about an entitlement society versus a self-reliant one, and the struggle will be intense." That "entitlement society" language comes straight from the mouth of one Mitt Romney.
From a December 20 Washington Post article headlined "Romney sees choice between 'entitlement society' and 'opportunity society' ":
BEDFORD, N.H. -- Mitt Romney framed the 2012 presidential election in a speech here Tuesday night as a choice between an "entitlement society" dependent on government welfare and an "opportunity society" that enables businesses to flourish.
After playing's anti-Romney ad, O'Reilly opined, "Now, that propaganda will most likely not change many hearts and minds, but it gives you an idea of what's to come."
Interesting choice of words.
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