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|Guests: Hilary Shelton |
"As we reported last night, Mitt Romney was kind of brave to go to the NAACP convention, where he knew he would be speaking to folks who very much like President Obama. But the analysis of Mr. Romney's speech is fascinating and says some very unflattering things about America. NBC News owns a website directed mostly at African Americans; one of its employees went on TV yesterday and said Mitt Romney failed to speak about 'how we fix basic public education.' Either she missed it or she is not being honest, because during his speech the Governor spoke to the education issue. Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the speech 'a calculated move on his part to get booed at the NAACP convention.' Why would any politician want to get booed? The former Speaker of the House seems to believe that Governor Romney wanted to get scorned so people who don't like blacks would rally to his cause. That's an underlying theme being put out by the far left, that Romney wanted to be received poorly so anti-black people would vote for him. I want to make it clear that no one in the Obama campaign is saying that, but others are clearly implying there was a racial component to the Governor's appearance in Houston. In a fair country, that innuendo is absolutely unacceptable."
The Factor was joined by NAACP official Hilary Shelton, who concurred with the anti-Romney view. "You can't dismiss what these women said," Shelton asserted. "The way Mitt Romney came to the NAACP was clearly not to garner support. The issue that got the strongest rebuke was what he called 'Obamacare,' and many found that to be quite offensive." Shelton also claimed Romney said he wants to "bail out of the public education system." But The Factor accused Shelton of misrepresenting what Romney actually said: "I'm going to tell our audience that you basically did not tell the truth on our broadcast. You just said he would take all the money out of public education, which is flat-out false!" The Factor posed a direct question to Hilary Shelton: "Do you think Romney went to Houston to gin up a racist vote?" Shelton's reply: "I can't say yes, but I can't dismiss it."
|Guests: Megyn Kelly |
A new report accuses Penn State officials, up to and including the university president and former head coach Joe Paterno, of ignoring Jerry Sandusky's repeated child molestation. Attorney and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly elaborated on the damning report. "They investigated for months and reviewed over 3-million documents," Kelly reported, "and they produced emails showing that Penn State officials knew, or had reason to know, exactly what was going on with Sandusky. They did nothing for two reasons: They wanted to be 'humane' to Jerry Sandusky the molester and they were worried about the bad publicity for Penn State. It's clear that there was a consciousness of wrongdoing on their part." The Factor contended that even the late Joe Paterno is paying a posthumous price: "His reputation is shot and he was once one of the most respected athletic people in the country."
|Guests: Lou Dobbs|
The Florida city of Opa-Locka has repeatedly tried to fire policeman German Bosque, who has been arrested and jailed three times. Fox Business anchor Lou Dobbs explained why Bosque still has a badge. "He has a long rap sheet," Dobbs said, "and in one case four people were killed pursuing a stolen car he was driving. But the unions are protecting him. I spoke with one union leader who called Bosque a 'pro-active' cop in a city that is filled with corruption. Why aren't state officials investigating?" The Factor added a personal note to the story: "I taught high school in Opa-Locka for two years and it is the most corrupt city you've ever seen. But at least the city wants to get rid of this guy."
|Guests: Gretchen Carlson and Jeanine Pirro|
After scores of elite New York City students were caught cheating on a high-stakes exam, most were simply told to re-take the test. The Factor asked Culture Warriers Jeanine Pirro and Gretchen Carlson how they would deal with their own children in a similar situation. "If it was proven that one of my kids had done something that involved cheating," Pirro said, "I would take away absolutely everything that makes their life comfortable. It wouldn't be a week or a month, I'm talking serious time because once you start cheating in high school you cheat in college and you cheat on Wall Street." Carlson agreed that her own kids would pay a heavy price for cheating. "I would ground them for the entire summer, take away all technology, take away the car. Six out of every ten kids cheat and we need to find out why. I don't think it's just a breakdown of values and culture."
|Guests: Megyn Kelly |
In her second visit of the night to the No Spin Zone, Megyn Kelly analyzed New York City's 'stop and frisk' program and charges that it is racially discriminatory. "They put this in place to stop violent crime," Kelly said, "and it was working - crime went down 22% over the past ten years in New York. So the cops like it and residents like it, but the civil liberties organizations don't like it because they call it racial profiling. And of all the people who were stopped and frisked, 88% were doing nothing wrong." The Factor put a statistical spin on the program: "8,263 weapons were seized in the 'stop and frisk' program last year alone. If they didn't have the program, 8,263 additional weapons would be on the streets. Society has to decide whether we intrude on poor peoples' rights for safety reasons."
|Guests: Martha MacCallum and Steve Doocy |
Martha MacCallum and Steve Doocy tested their knowledge of some of the country's all-time funniest people. Among the questions: "Don Rickles once roasted which U.S. president at his inaugural ball?" ... "In 1952 studio censors told Lucille Ball what word could not be used on her sitcom?" ... "What Hollywood blockbuster did W.C. Fields turn down?" Doocy was pure comic perfection, answering five out of five and walking off with a victory.
|Bill Forrest, Woodbridge, VA: "Marc Lamont Hill encouraged the divide between black and white Americans by saying Mitt Romney should have changed his speech for the NAACP."|
Michele Wessel, Mesa, AZ: "Hill got it right. Romney didn't have to change his message, just his delivery."
John Reid, Scottsdale, AZ: "Hey, Bill, it seems to be okay for African-Americans to boo Romney. But if whites booed the President they'd be accused of racism."
Andre George, Paradise Valley, AZ: "Bill, I agree that the breakdown of the family in the African-American community is a force in the horrendous Chicago violence. The reverend you talked with was in denial."
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