As you may have guessed, O'Reilly is referring to the unprecedented effort the media has made to investigate the contents of thousands of Sarah Palin's e-mails from her time in Alaska that were released under a Freedom of Information request.
O'Reilly says that the dozens of reporters that descended on Juneau, Alaska to view the e-mails have "found nothing" damaging to Palin's reputation in the e-mails, though that is their sole motive in viewing them.
This may be the biggest failure of expectation in 25 years, since when Geraldo Rivera failed to find anything but a couple empty beer bottles in Al Capone's 'secret' vault.
Over the last 3 years, the media, mainly the liberal media, have grown so accustomed to using Sarah Palin as a punching bag , it is easy to surmise that little actual thought was given to what might turn up in the emails, in fact, major news organizations such as the Washington Post originally intended to recruit their readers to join in the scrutiny of the emails and report to the larger readership as to what dirt they dug up.
And make no mistake, this entire enterprise was about digging up dirt on Palin, that and finding gaffes, grammatical errors, and personal information that could be made the subject of jokes and other 'observations'.
The media, and the bloggers and wannabees who have created and driven this disgraceful expectation should be ashamed of themselves. The idea of looking through thousands of emails of an individual who is not even a candidate for anything, and whose only notable office was in a remote part of the country that were it not for Palin would be of scant interest to lower 48 media, is outrageous behavior.
Where is ANY condemnation from liberals for this absurd witch hunt?