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Monday, May 13, 2013
Parchments
The truth and the federal government
Guests: Juan Williams and Mary Katharine Ham

"Now we have yet another story that indicates the federal government is not telling the truth on important matters. On March 22, 2012, the head of the IRS denied that his agency was targeting conservatives in an unfair way. Now we know that's not true - on Friday the IRS apologized for targeting conservative political groups, making it more difficult for them to achieve tax-exempt status. The agency blames the targeting on 'low-level employees.' Then there is the continuing controversy over Benghazi. The President believes that he and his administration did nothing wrong by telling the world that an anti-Islamic video might have caused the terror attack, but there was at the time strong evidence that the video had nothing to do with the attack. So who exactly told Susan Rice to deflect the real evidence by blaming the video? Americans can differ about the importance of these stories and the liberal press certainly has been reluctant to cover Benghazi, but that seems to be changing. So now we have three major incidents that reflect badly on the federal government: the IRS deal, the assassination of the American ambassador in Benghazi, and the failure to own up to what happened there. Honesty in Washington is mandatory if we are going to have a truly free country."

The Factor asked Juan Williams and Mary Katharine Ham to opine on the Benghazi story. "We're talking about a memo written after the Benghazi attack," Williams said, "which was essentially a turf war between agencies. You're saying you see a scandal there? I don't see a scandal, I see a turf war between bureaucrats. And everyone said this was a terrorist attack before the election, so this is not political." Ham contended that both the Benghazi and IRS stories pose serious problems for the administration. "President Obama and Hillary Clinton were pushing the video story weeks after the attack and there are really legitimate questions that the White House press corps is asking. They were surprised that President Obama is sticking to the line that nothing ever changed, which is not the case. On the IRS issue, this has been known about for several years and it was covered up." The Factor lamented that federal officials are simply not telling the truth: "Everybody knows the IRS lied and that somebody in the State Department and/or White House lied about Benghazi. Everybody knows that!"
Fallout for the Obama Administration over Benghazi
Guests: Karl Rove

Fox News analyst Karl Rove helps run a conservative organization that has produced a TV spot denouncing Hillary Clinton for her role in the Benghazi affair. In turn, conservative Bill Kristol dismissed the ads as "ridiculous." Rove entered the No Spin Zone to defend his ad campaign. "I have great respect for Bill Kristol," he began, "but this is the sixth video we've run on Benghazi in an attempt to make it clear what the links are. This video contrasts the very compelling testimony of Greg Hicks with Hillary Clinton's claim that this was all because of a video. This is to help people connect the dots and to cause people to ask tough questions. Unnamed people within the White House and the State Department collaborated to mislead the American people, who deserve to know who is responsible for perpetuating this lie."
Is the IRS scandal on the level of Watergate?
Guests: Brit Hume

FNC's Brit Hume assessed the revelation that the IRS singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny. "The President said the right things today," he affirmed. "He said this is reprehensible and he won't tolerate it, which is the appropriate approach and far different than the approach he's taken on Benghazi. It is a very serious matter, but we are a long way from any suggestion that the White House was implicated in this. People should be put under oath about this in front of Congress." The Factor added, "If the President is very serious about this he will order the Attorney General to have the FBI investigate."
Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell found guilty of first-degree murder
Guests: Megyn Kelly

Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty of murdering three newborns after botching their abortions. Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly elaborated on Monday's verdict. "The jury believes he failed to abort these babies and they were born alive," she reported, "and then he murdered them while they were struggling for life. He took scissors and snipped the back of their spinal cords and there was eyewitness testimony that the babies were squirming and crying. Not only did he murder them, but he made jokes about it, he thought it was a laugh riot." The Factor denounced Planned Parenthood for its official reaction to the guilty verdict: "Planned Parenthood's statement says, 'This verdict will assure that no woman is victimized by Kermit Gosnell ever again.' There is no mention of the babies who were killed!"
Holding people accountable in the Maryland jail scandal
Guests: Jesse Watters

As reported previously on The Factor, an inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center allegedly impregnated four prison guards, ran a drug ring inside the prison, and controlled the jail through intimidation. FNC's Jesse Watters spoke about the chaos with a former inmate at the prison. "The Black Guerilla Family basically ran the jail," the anonymous inmate told Watters. "They had freedom, they were never in their cells, the correction officers were bringing them outside food and anything they wanted. There were prescription pills, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, everything, and everybody has knives there." Watters also tracked down Maryland corrections boss Gary Maynard. "We ought to fix the problem," Maynard insisted, "and I know I'm the man to fix the problem." But The Factor called for far greater accountability in Maryland: "Governor Martin O'Malley and Gary Maynard admit no wrongdoing and say they've done a good job, but obviously Maryland is not controlling the prison system."
Why is "Duck Dynasty" so popular?
Guests: Willie Robertson

The reality show "Duck Dynasty," which follows a hunting gear company and its colorful owners and workers, has become a runaway hit. The Factor spoke with show's star Willie Robertson, who tried to explain the show's success. "I really think it's the family values," the bearded Robertson theorized. "It's something positive, kids can watch, there's not a lot of filth, and it's funny. You see all of us together, brothers and sisters and mom and dad, and you see the playful bickering and fighting. We try to stick to our roots, we grew up very poor and we try to stay humble. God has blessed us and we have a family prayer at the end of every show."
Viewers sound off
Factor Words of the Day
Robert Gulley, Milan, IL: "Mr. O'Reilly, you say you have no ill will toward Hillary or the president but you keep bringing up the Benghazi thing with no facts at all."

Craig Davis, Jackson, TN: "So CIA Director David Petraeus refuses to endorse the White House talking points on Benghazi and less than two months later his affair is exposed. Interesting."

Beth Cameron, Eltopia, WA: "Mr. O, I was very disappointed that you allowed Bernard McGuirk to rant about Chris Christie's weight. McGuirk is a pinhead. Weight has nothing to do with the ability to govern."
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