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November 3, 2015

O’Reilly Airs Second Segment on Cornell

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Fox News aired a second segment regarding Cornell’s “liberal bias” on The O’Reilly Factor Monday evening.

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Last week, the program aired a piece on a Sun report that found 96 percent of faculty members who made political donations donated to liberal campaigns over the last four years. During the piece, Cornell officials asked reporter Jesse Watters to stop interviewing students on campus.

Monday’s segment highlighted a Sun editorial, which criticized the University for its decision to ask Fox News to leave.

“The University’s response to the piece was far more embarrassing than reporter Jesse Watters’ shoddy journalism techniques,” Wednesday’s editorial read.

Bill O’Reilly then played a clip with more student and administrator interviews. In response to being described as a “shoddy journalist” by The Sun, Watters joked that  he learned the techniques from O’Reilly.

“I didn’t embarrass the students,” Watters said. “They did that themselves.”