O'Reilly: Media Obsessed With Missing Plane Won't Cover Benghazi

"There is a big reason why -- money,"

On yesterday's Talking Points Memo, Bill O'Reilly once again addressed media hype over the missing Malaysian airliner.

"The media is running wild with the airlines story, as you know. And there is a big reason why -- money," O'Reilly said. "The nation's newspapers are in dire trouble. They need bold headlines. The network news doesn't want to cover important stories like the IRS and Benghazi but they can cover the airliner without any political consequences."

O'Reilly said that this attempt by dying media mega-corporations to stay alive without offending Obama or any progressive in power had created a toxic news environment that was not what the Founding Fathers had once envisioned.

"We receive special constitutional privileges because the founders wanted independent eyes on the government," O'Reilly said. "Because of the big money now associated with the media, that concept has been severely eroded."

In a dangerous time when a nuclear war may be around the corner, where government abuses proliferate and the truth is hard to find, a different approach is needed.

"We need honest and courageous media. Do we have that?" O'Reilly asked. "You make the call."