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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Bill O’Reilly spews falsehoods about crime in Chicago
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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Aug. 22, 2013 5:05 p.m.



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No matter how often people like me try to dispel certain widespread fictions about crime in Chicago — my latest such effort is HERE – right-wing pundits persist in peddling nonsense.

Take Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly, for EXAMPLE:

For someone who’s recently been presenting himself as an expert on the troubles facing black America, and as a sage with answers regarding violent crime, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly continues to display an obvious ignorance about both.

Last night, while claiming to provide the unvarnished truth, O’Reilly insisted the answer to curbing Chicago’s gun violence was to put more cops ...

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