Media Matters fellow Oliver Willis thinks conservatives are dumb. He thinks conservatives who have questions about what happened in Benghazi last fall are especially dumb. As Twitchy reported earlier today, he even created a hashtag, #GOPBenghaziQuestions, designed to mock those who think the White House has neither fully explained nor owned up to the awful events that transpired on September 11, 2012.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld was among those who took issue with Willis’ hashtag game:

What followed was one of the most dishonest Twitter diatribes we’ve seen, and that’s saying a lot.

Of course, Gutfeld never said that “child victims of gun violence don’t exist,” as Willis falsely claimed.  Gutfeld’s point was that some of the “kids” who are touted as innocent victims of gun violence are in fact nearly-adult criminals who were killed as a result of their gang involvement.

Don’t take our word for it. Judge for yourself.  (Scroll ahead to 1:50.) It’s not the first time Willis has been wrong on his facts.

But Willis wasn’t done yet. First, he falsely accused Gutfeld and his Fox News colleagues of mocking the Americans who were killed in Benghazi:

Next, Willis repeated his mischaracterization of what Gutfeld said … but this time trotted out the race card for good measure:

Willis must have known what he was alleging was false, but perhaps he hoped that repeating the false allegation over and over again would somehow make it seem more truthful.

Gutfeld was more than capable of defending himself:

Willis was reduced to accusing Gutfeld of being obsessive, even though Willis’s tweets about Gutfeld outnumbered Gutfeld’s tweets about Willis.

And here’s the bottom line:

Willis mocked conservatives who, in good faith, have been asking questions about the murder of four Americans in Benghazi last September. Then, when Gutfeld objected, Willis falsely accused him of claiming “child victims of gun violence don’t exist.”  Then, as if that weren’t bad enough, Willis claimed Gutfeld’s statement revealed racial animosity toward black people.

Naturally, Eric Boehlert sided with his Media Matters colleague.

These people consider themselves arbiters of media misinformation. Utterly shameless.


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  • Michelle

    Wow, that Oliver guy reminds me of why I stopped being a Democrat and still so very grateful for the decision. And love the dramatic support from Eric, “Fox host @greggutfeld spends holiday wkend obsessively tweeting about @mmfa’s @oliverwillis” When did a few hours at an airport and on a flight come to equal “spend(ing) holiday wkend (sic)”? Right there, on my screen, truth and reality twisted by a man who pretends to uncover the truth. Fascinating. So Fkng Fascinating.

    • Maxx

      Indeed Michelle. I too left the party after my own epiphany years ago. Note the barren wasteland of republicans who left the party to become Democrats and compare that to the number of liberals who now identify themselves as conservatives. It is no coincidence that as time marches on and people begin to achieve success and acquire even low to moderate degrees of wealth, their entire outlook on life changes. Oh sure, the uber wealthy liberals usually remain so because they can afford to….however, people who see the difference between their gross earnings and take home pay, who stand behind someone in a check out line in a grocery store buying $300 worth of groceries with someone else’s money…only to drive away from the store in a $40,000 SUV…. well, that eventually resonates. We’ve all seen the examples. One party preaches personal responsibility and the pride which comes from achievement. The other has turned into nothing more than entitlement-happy malcontents, where everyone is a victim who deserves their “fair share.” A compensation, if you will, for having to observe the success of those who frankly, have worked their asses off.

      Returning to the original subject matter, clearly it’s entertaining when Gutfeld has the latest political remora in his cross hairs. Gotta love a double-digit tweeter pounding on his thumb bongo device with the fury of a Neil Peart drum solo…who thinks the OTHER guy is the troll. lol

      He’s praying Greg mentions him tomorrow afternoon. Bet on it. Nonetheless, that was a poli- beat down that is only exceeded…bear in mind my 51-year-old memory here…when the Globetrotters played the Washington Generals.

      • Michelle

        I agree with you wholeheartedly. I was first disappointed in the Dem party while Bush was in office, I didn’t vote for him the first time (I considered myself Dem at the time), but the amount and degree of pure hatred and vitriol directed at the man was quite an eye -opener for me. I was so disgusted, I started paying more attention to the folks I aligned myself with – I walked away, I wanted no part of that. And when I stepped away with my eyes opened, I started to realize the lies and hypocrisy. It was astonishing. And the ever-increasing entitlement mindset is incomprehensible to me. The finger-pointing is unacceptable on every level. Their denial of facts and reality is unbelievable. I voted for Bush the second time and don’t ever see myself voting Dem again – what they’ve become is destroying my country. Obama is the worst President of my lifetime and I can’t wait for his ass to be out of my White House.

        Your 51-year-old memory is fine by me, my 45-year-old memory remembers the Globestrotters well! And yes, Gutfeld did a fine job in his smackdown and that unfortunate Ollie thinks he won.

        • Maxx

          For me, it was when they went after Bill Clinton in 2007 and called him a racist for a factual remark about Jesse winning a southern primary. At that moment, I realized any party that was willing to use race to attack their own, was willing to use it to deflect all critique of the future President. I can tell you, the most racist people I’ve ever met were entrenched liberals. The conversations I heard behind closed doors about minorities…all those years. If only I had been able to record them. Damn near 30 years worth of watching political maneuvering, carefully orchestrated, to keep people down…and wanting. Doctor King once said, and I paraphrase off memory, that to keep a man in the gutter, one must have one foot in the gutter themselves.

          Well, that’s today’s liberal party. One that feels giddy when their network of choice shows a conservative taking a sip of water 155 times in one broadcast day instead of addressing the spoken counterpoints.
          The same tactic they used during Romney’s campaign, spending night after night talking about a dog on a roof.

          The “D” in Democrat spells “deflection.” Simple as that. If you’re against Obama, you’re a racist. If you’re against Hillary, you’re a sexist. When we support conservative minorites, it’s only because they’re “tokens.”

          Liberals sure do love their labels.

        • wwbdinct

          My conversion was solely due to Hillary. I believed the vast right wing conspiracy lie that she blamed the Lewinsky affair on. As the facts came out about what he did with Lewinsky in the Oval office, I was repulsed. Sorry but if a President cheats on his wife, then he’ll have no problem screwing the country too. Had she divorced him then, I would have had the utmost respect for her and might still be a (D) today. Instead, she decided to prove herself to be nothing more than a vicious, power hungry, political opportunist hack. D’s do nothing but make my skin crawl now.

    • trixiewoobeans

      I left the Dems too because of their poisonous, hypocritical claptrap. Complete Posers!

      • Michelle

        They are toxic! JFK would be so ashamed of them. “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” days are loooooooooooooong gone and quite the oppositie from that side of the aisle. He’d be a Republican today.

  • Matt

    Typical liberal: ignorant, hard-headed, and repugnant. They try to be so ironic and snobbish in their humor as if they are some appointed steward for the care of the all mankind.

  • Tangchung

    EPA declared Oliver Willis a walking swamp ass.

    • V the K

      What’s the difference between Oliver Willis and the Hindenburg? One is a gigantic exploding gasbag and the other is a Nazi blimp. Hmmm, I guess that still isn’t clear.

      • $22639970

        Good lord, V the K, you’re killing me…and I almost spit RC on my computer.

  • TugboatPhil

    I liked Willis’ reference about a “two year old cousin.” I’m pretty sure the court order would prevent him from having the talk in the same room.

  • sqeptiq

    Once again, Twitchy is being obtuse. Willis was satirizing Republicans’ attempts to wield Benghazi as a club against Democrats, not mocking the dead. It is Republicans who dishonor the dead at Benghazi by trying to milk their murders for political gain.

    • Michelle

      Satire and the murder of four Americans while serving their country don’t belong in the same discussion. If demanding answers and an explanation for the murder of four Americans and how this current Administration a) ignored, b) denied, and then c) covered-up the entire situation from beginning to end is viewed as “weild(ing) Benghazi as a club” then I say, “Swing away!” Why have you not wondered why the Dems couldn’t put politics aside, be forthcoming about the bad decisions/reaction regarding the murders, admitting their mistakes and stop trying to play a political game of it? Obtuse? I’ve read through your comments on Disqus, it appears you’re lacking one of these:

    • KansasGirl

      I’ll tell you what’s obtuse, sqeptiq.
      The honorable Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton saying “what difference does it make”?

      • Verreck

        Which is what she will be saying when asked “Who do you want to face in the 2016 presidential election Secretary Clinton?”

        • KansasGirl

          After four more years of O’s destructive agenda, it won’t make any difference who is next in line.

        • TocksNedlog

          Pretty sure she said that last time.
          How did that work out for her?

      • v1cious

        This lie again.

        What she actually said:

        “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because there was a protest or was it because there were guys who went out for a walk one night who decided they would kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and to do everything we can to make sure it never happens again.”

        Context matters.

        • KansasGirl

          With all due respect, tyshunn, it’s her job to know how it happened.
          It’s also her job to protect American citizens on foreign soil.
          And to think this is someone that you want as our next President.

        • KansasGirl

          With all due respect, tyshunn, it’s her job to know how it happened.
          It’s also her job to protect American citizens on foreign soil.
          And to think this is someone that you want as our next President.

    • RightThinking1

      Well that is rich. Democrats have been using murdered children as a ‘club’ for some while now. Do you find that objectionable? The big difference is that conservatives have not been in any way associated with those murders. On the other hand, the Administration bears direct and accountable responsibility for the protection of diplomats.
      ‘Dishonor the dead’? How about making a bogus claim that you’re going to get the guy responsible…, i.e., the video maker. Ask the families of those killed in Benghazi if the issue is being ‘milked’.

    • Section 9

      You can’t be f**king serious?! I mean, it’s okay when your leaders lie to you as long as they’re on “your” team? What an ignorant little tool you are!
      Oh, wait, you’re an Obama supporter. Barack could pick Reinhard Heydrich and Josef Mengele for Cabinet posts and you’d find reasons to rationalize his behavior.

    • Michael Rice

      By demanding answers as to why they died?????

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Look! It TALKS!!!

    • lainer51

      +Once again, blah, blah, blah. Willis was satirizing Republicans’ attempts to blah, blah, blah. . It is Democraps who dishonor the dead at Benghazi by lying, lying, lying.

    • TocksNedlog

      Willis is making a concerted effort to discover what really happened, is he?

  • Chris Coon

    You would think Eric Boehlert would know ‘fellow’ Willis’ twitter name…

    • Lady 12

      Ha!! I didn’t catch that until you mentioned it! That guy almost mocks himself, doesn’t he?

    • Michelle

      What do you expect from a man who thinks 4 hours = a three day weekend?

  • Marty Luther

    What ‘choo talkin’ bout Willis? (In his continuing quest to disparage successful people in order to advance his nothing career, Oliver Willis borrows famous tag-line as new name for his gasbag blog)

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Shoot, shoulda known somebody would have beaten me to that tagline! Well played, sir.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      That was the very first thing I wanted to reply with… but then I figured I’d be called racist, even though I grew up with that TV show, and this dooshbag probably doesn’t even know what it is.

  • BristolGOP Backup

    Ace > Greg with the twitter-fu…

    • Lowfibass

      ACE> than most with twitter=fu! Yea morons!!!

  • Ntr

    First time i’ve ever heard of this neckbeard Oliver Willis. And clearly he’s still on the DemoKKKratic plantation. No surprise that he’s another non-thinking lefty with confused views on who’s who in politics.

  • Zhenia Oleynik

    Anyone else notice every single Oliver Willis “gotcha” link is a re-direction to Media Matters? Pathetic!

  • Guest

    Willis is intellectually outmatched by Gutfeld,
    the Comrade should pick on someone his equal,
    Joe Biden, perhaps..?

    • V the K

      I am sure Oliver Willis will continue to smackdown Greg Gutfeld on his top-rated cable news show, or perhaps in one his best-selling books. Oh, wait….

  • Jaels_Song

    Sheesh! Willis wears a housecoat AND has an hyper estrogen issue?

  • $29520529

    Who names their kid “Oliver” I mean that pretty much tells the story right there.

    • blueniner

      Is this guy Willis the guy on TV they are looking for? He is the pedophile that has been hanging around the parks looking at little boysi am sure that is the same guy.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    I’ll say it again…the race card is what liberals play when they have NOTHING else to defend their reprehensible actions with. It is a sign that you have won and they are pathetic losers who can’t substantiate their lies anymore…

  • מרטין

    Two or three tweets by Greg and Willis goes on a massive tangent. I guess Greg really got to him. To be fair, Willis does rather astonishingly make a fairly keen observation about the general shallowness of debate these days (thanks to public schools) but he’s completely unaware he’s part of it and Greg’s not. Then, as a last resort, Willis plays the race/bigot card, to which all I have to say is, “What you talkin’ ’bout Willis?”

  • Verreck

    Wow. Could Gutfeld be any more of a whiny b*tch? So let me get this straight. Gutfeld complains that Willis is making fun of fox and when Willis points out something stupid Gutfeld said before he gets upset?

    You guys need to grow a pair.

    • geronl

      Greg Gutfeld didn’t say it. It’s a lie. Pay attention, there will be a test.

    • lainer51

      Please go Away Debbie… nobody cares.

    • TocksNedlog

      And WHERE, exactly, did Gutfeld ‘complain’ that Willis is making fun of FOX?

      • Verreck

        The fox et al. wall to wall coverage of the President’s birth certificate, er..I mean Rev. Wright, er…I mean Solyndra, er…I mean Fast & Furious, er…I mean Benghazi. That’s what Willis’ tweet was about.
        You clowns on the right keep throwing sh*t up on the wall to see what will stick and you get nothing and it is hilarious to watch you get slammed down each and every time.

        • TocksNedlog

          So . . . do you want to try answering my question with an answer this time?

          • Verreck

            I’m sorry, I assumed you read the story and had basic English comprehension. Try and stay with me here. This is what twitchy wrote above…

            “Media Matters fellow Oliver Willis thinks conservatives are dumb. He thinks conservatives who have questions about what happened in Benghazi last fall are especially dumb. As Twitchyreported earlier today, he even created a hashtag, #GOPBenghaziQuestions, designed to mock those who think the White House has neither fully explained nor owned up to the awful events that transpired on September 11, 2012.”

            Now fox in one of the Conservative outlets obsessing over the *over-hyped story of Benghazi and particularly, Gutfeld who appears on the Five which is a program on fox. Here again, I refer you to what twitchy wrote above…

            “Fox News host Greg Gutfeld was among those who took issue with Willis’ hashtag game:”

            When you take issue with something and proceed to speak out against it you are considered to be complaining about it…



            Express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or an event.

            So in conclusion, Greg Gutfel didn’t like what Willis was tweeting and was a whiny little b*tch when he complained about it. Got it?

            If you need help with other posts, please ask someone else.


          • TocksNedlog

            “obsessing over the non-story of Benghazi”
            — What difference, at this point, does it make! Right?

          • Hiraghm

            Benghazi is not a “non-story”. Except to leftists for whom human life is additive.

          • Verreck

            You’re right. I mean it is an over-hyped story. Thank you.

  • Ardell Simon

    I love Greg Gutfeld! Don’t have a clue who Oliver Willis is and after reading his posts, I have no desire to hear anything more from or about him!

  • blueniner

    Is this guy Willis, Fecal Matters butt boy for David Brock?

  • Im_Done

    Wow, I didn’t know Oliver Willis still existed.I thought he faded away into the bowels of media matters years ago.

  • Garth Haycock

    So, Ollie, you said in a tweet “you have me confused w tv hosts who use deaths of americans for cheap point scoring.”

    Is that anything like when Obama and Mrs. Clinton stood in front of the caskets of the 4 Americans murdered on their watch at Benghazi?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      Why no… to a liberal thinker, that’s nothing like that at ALL!

  • Robert

    Greg Gutfeld graduated from Cal Berkeley while Oliver Willis attended the Florida Truck Driving Academy. Willis ain’t exactly Tier 1 material it would appear.

    I thought liberal pukes were supposed to be smarter than us know nothings?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      I thought he got his credentials from a Cracker Jack Box.

  • geronl

    If leftists weren’t hypocrites they’d have to admit they’re Stalin, Mao and Hitler

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    I had to chime in:

    On being a “Fellow”:
    .@greggutfeld He won the ‘Be a Fellow for a day’ contest and outstayed his welcome.

    On “Differences between…”
    .@greggutfeld Difference between a mudfish and @owillis? One’s a scum sucking bottom dweller, the other is a fish.

    Response to first ignorant comment:
    .@greggutfeld And my equally sophomoric response: @owillis: whatta douche! Is that a beard, or did your cat curl up and die on your face?

    On Mitt Romney using Benghazi to win the presidency:
    .@owillis Priceless. As your pResident rode in on a tsunami of ignorance.

    On the imaginary horror of waking up as Greg Gutfeld:
    .@owillis Imagination is temporary. Not so waking up to the horror that is yourself. Have you shattered all the mirrors in your apt. yet?

    On Willis whining about Gutfeld picking on ‘little ol’ him”:
    .@owillis Ha.. “little”… judging by your pic, “little” is a gross understatement.

    On Willis calling conservatives lemmings, and dumb!
    .@owillis I would have to say you… Grammar and proper capitalization must be super hard for you.

    On Greg Gutfeld using Benghazi to score points:
    .@owillis Aren’t you doing the EXACT same thing, right at this moment? Using those deaths to score points with your miniscule readership?

    On Willis complaining conservatives ‘botched’ the issue of Benghazi:
    .@owillis At least, to conservatives, Benghazi STILL IS AN ISSUE. Reading your
    crap.. and you’re ‘fellow’. That come from a Happy Meal, btw?

    Whew. I don’t know who this guy is, but he’s a jackass. Plain and simple.

    • Jaels_Song

      I noticed the temper tantrum throwing child @owillis did not include any of your tweets while tweeting only those who would attempt to place Gutfield in an unfavorable light. That is… if we were warped (liberal) enough to assign another’s sins to a person who had not committed them.

  • Deborah Hallsted

    I’ve been watching Greg Gutfeld since his show Red Eye first aired. Anyone who watches the show knows he’s comedic (he tries!) intelligent, insightful, and his line- up could be a conservative, transsexual, judge, hooker-of any color. He has probably had the widest variety of lifestyles of any show I’ve known of. He doesn’t discriminate at all, and he was a liberal when he attended Berkley. Then he grew up. He has a great lecture series about it. But sadly, Mr. Willis won’t let the facts get in the way of his tweets, or rants.

  • Mapache

    Now now boys, shake hands and make up. Greg, remember the Bible says to argue with neither a drunkard nor a fool. The drunkard won’t remember and the fool will not understand. Oliver, takes your meds and go have some nice warm milk and cookies.

  • Debra Blouin

    For he’s a jolly good fellow
    For he’s a jolly good fellow
    For he’s a jolly good fellow
    Who doesn’t know how not to lie.

  • Dimart45

    To my knowledge, Fellow is a term used in Academia and since Media Matters simply spins news stories and is the farthest thing from Academia I can think of – I would be highly embarrassed to call myself a Fellow of Media Matters. Apparently this obsessive, overweight, CLERK wanted a title and they laughingly called him a Fellow. Liberals are really sad…


    Willis and his type are very transparent. They don’t want anything getting in the way of their govt. bennies.

  • CitizenEgg

    Willis has really gone downhill since Diff’rent Strokes got cancelled. Too bad Gary Coleman isn’t around to slap some sense into him.

  • wwbdinct

    Thank you moderators.

  • Jaels_Song

    Wow! Greg has @owillis chewing his tongue off…

  • andy

    Oliver Willis, participant of misinformation wars:

  • andy

    And, as it turns out, Gallagher is way more intelligent, and entertaining than Oliver Willis…

  • Ben Bollman

    I’ve gotten more retweets than Oliver Willis for telling fart jokes

    • BristolGOP Backup

      Fart jokes are better than Oliver Willis.

      • Ben Bollman


  • disqus_9hpE32Lt7U

    I love how all of his links are to MediaMatters….LOL

  • $27789750

    Maybe both children should come down off the jungle gym and have a pissing contest on the wall of the boy’s lav instead.

  • TocksNedlog

    Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, Oliver?

  • bo1921

    oliver willis??? Isn’t that his slave name?

  • Conservative First

    MediaMatters subscribes to alinsky’s rules for radicals. Isn’t it great though that Ollie’s daddy Eric Boehlert came to save Ollie and stood up for him after Greg destroyed him?

  • tomx1138

    Oliver is you typical Obama nugget licker. Unfunny, inaccurate and more demonic than who he thinks hes witty enough to demonize.

  • Hiraghm

    Converted Democrats don’t impress me. The question always pops into my mind: why did you have to have your “come to Jesus moment” in order to turn Republican? Am I that much smarter and more perceptive than you that I could figure out right from wrong right off the bat instead of spending years supporting evil?

    • trixiewoobeans

      Depends on how long ago you registered to vote. There’s the “Truman Democrats”, who are leaving cause their Party isn’t there anymore, and the younger ones who fell for the lovey-dovey, “we’re so fair and caring” rhetoric, who were awake enough to realize it’s all a sham, now.

  • Jeffrey Olah

    I guess we know what Greg’s one more thing will be today

  • David Barr

    I am a huge Greg Gutfeld fan. I DVR both shows he’s on daily, and I have read both of his books cover-to-cover. I even got him to sign my copy of “The Joy of Hate,” which I went to great lengths to promote. However, I’m uncomfortable with Greg’s tactics here. The facts speak for themselves, making name-calling unnecessary. Why Greg resorts to the schoolyard tactics is beyond me, especially because I know he’s got such a gift for oratory — as evidenced in his brilliant monologues on “The Five.” I wish he would take the secure approach of debating like an adult (without the invective) and leave the crass insults to the liberal ‘Obamalescents.’

  • Utahlady

    I have a few questions. Do ugly people become Dems or do they get ugly once they become Dems? Are they as ugly on the inside as they are on the outside? Oliver Willis is one ugly guy ,and it appears to be more than just his appearance.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Ugly on the outside can’t be helped.. ugly on the inside, ALL your fault! And yes, I think the inner- ugly morphs to the outside, I mean, take a look at those people!

      • Utahlady

        Good answer.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Poor Oliver, jealousy is such a painful emotion. It’s hard to be woefully inadequate, misinformed, willfully(?) ignorant, emotionally stunted and with a head and heart stuffed with poison. You wish it was you up there on the TV screen, making sense, being witty and having fun, being an ADULT with boyish charm, but alas, it is not to be. You and your ilk are boils on the backside of humanity. Go get yourselves lanced and release those toxins, you’ll feel better.

  • BrotherMatthias

    O Willis is the original troll of the Left. Everyone knows it.

  • LoneTree, WY

    The sad part? Both of these “media types” are so enamoured with their fifteen minutes of fame, nothing of real substance actually gets reported or analyzed. I think they are both pathetic, playground taunt tossing, amateurs. I feel kind of embarassed for both of them…

  • notenoughtime

    Willis is not worth the time of day. Twitter makes superstars out of the lowest rung of human existence. Time to stop giving him the attention and airspace!

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    Hey fatboy…guess who holds the bigger microphone. Something tells me you’re gonna lose badly.