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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Factor Rundown
Poll shows Fox News & O'Reilly are the most trusted news sources
"From time to time through the presidential election, The Factor will give you a 'power index' charting the rise and fall of those who have influence over our lives. Right now President Obama's power position is falling; rising gas prices are the main reason, but the Obamacare hearings are hurting the President as well. Mitt Romney is pretty much staying stationary - he will be the Republican nominee, but Americans have not warmed to him. And here's some interesting news - a new Suffolk University poll asked this question: 'What TV news or commentary source do you trust the most?' Fox News won big at 28%; CNN was second with 17%; NBC News was third with 10%. That signifies a tremendous power shift in the media. No longer does the left have a stranglehold on news and information. Ready for another shock? The poll asked which political reporter or analyst you trust the most. Your humble correspondent won by a whopping 25% over the second-most trusted person, Diane Sawyer. And here's my favorite part - I tied with Jon Stewart among Democrats! As you may know, this is a 'no gloating zone,' but when my old pals in Levittown see this poll they will have a collective heart attack. The bold, fresh guy is now the most trusted commentator in the land. Simply stunning!"
Americans angry at Obama over gas prices
Guest: Dick Morris

Another poll indicates that more than two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the President's performance regarding gas prices. The Factor asked Dick Morris what President Obama can do to bring prices down. "The first thing, obviously, is drilling," Morris said, "because you can dramatically increase the global supply of oil by letting the American industry go for it. The second thing is that we have an 18 cents per gallon gas tax, three-quarters of which is used for highway and bridge construction. I favor a one-year moratorium on highway and bridge construction, which would save 14 of the 18 cents on the gas tax. Third, it used to be that only oil industry people could invest in oil futures, and we should reinstate that ban on speculators who are now 70% of the market. And the fourth thing is that the price of gas is not going up, the value of the dollar is going down - we should stop printing money!"
The unintended consequences of the Trayvon Martin case
Guests: Attorney Faith Jenkins & political commentator Jasmyne Cannick

Dozens of Florida high school students, after walking out of class to protest the Trayvon Martin shooting, looted a Walgreens store; meanwhile, director Spike Lee tried to send out the home address of the shooter to his Twitter followers but actually sent the wrong address. The Factor asked attorney Faith Jenkins to comment. "People should not be doing this," she declared. "That's not what this case is about and it really distracts from the real issue, which is what happened to this teenager in Florida. We need people to say not only that we want justice for Trayvon, but also to condemn behavior that is inappropriate." Political commentator Jasmyne Cannick contended that widespread anger is not just because of this shooting. "Trayvon Martin was the straw that broke the camel's back, but there are Trayvon Martins in Los Angeles and Atlanta and all over America. It's the frustration of years and years of being racially profiled, and the years of mothers and fathers telling their sons what they can and cannot wear."
Cardinal Dolan speaks out
Guest: Cardinal Timothy Dolan

In an exclusive interview, The Factor spoke with Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the most powerful Catholic in America. Cardinal Dolan expressed his displeasure with President Obama's insistence that Catholic institutions include birth control in their health care plans. "It's a tough battle and our opponents are very shrewd," he said. "They've chosen an issue that they know we are not very popular on and that's why we have to be very vigorous in insisting that this is not about contraception, it's about religious freedom. We can't back down from this fight." Cardinal Dolan urged his flock to get involved in politics. "The Catholic Church wants its people to be players in American politics. 28% of Americans are Catholics, and the church wants to have a say about the direction of our beloved country through them. But I would never myself say don't vote for a particular candidate."
Obama's open-mic moment body language
Guest: Tonya Reiman

Body language maven Tonya Reiman scrutinized a contentious interview between FNC anchor Bret Baier and President Obama's strategist David Axelrod. "Axelrod closed his eyes," Reiman observed, "which blocks out anything that might be threatening. It gives him an opportunity to think of an answer and he closes out the threat. In addition, he uses all these 'uhs,' which indicate a loss of composure." Reiman also watched footage of President Obama's whispered conversation with Russian President Medvedev, which was picked up by an open microphone. "You notice how President Obama slightly tilted his head - that's to show the jugular, which is to show a slight amount of vulnerability. He also leaned over and touched Medvedev, and there was nothing here that indicated tension. Remember, he who touches first is powerful."
The Best of Dennis Miller
Guest: Dennis Miller

With Dennis Miller off to parts unknown, The Factor aired a few of his greatest hits. This was Dennis on President Obama's visit to Disney World: "He wants to draw people to the United States, but aren't they going to be surprised when they find out it's harder to get into Disney World than it is to get into the country? Trust me, the only Mickey Mouse operation the President wants up and running is the federal government." On Mitt Romney's pristine image: "He should get a big tattoo on his right arm and start wearing sleeveless tee-shirts. It would say 'Hope and Change This!'" And Miller on rapper Snoop Dogg's arrest for marijuana possession: "I think the judge should take Snoop, Willie Nelson, George Michael and one of the Marley kids from Jamaica, bring 'em all in and have a celebrity smoke-off to raise money for charity."
Did You See That: Madonna video banned from YouTube?
Guest: Juliet Huddy

Fox News correspondent Juliet Huddy watched a clip of Madonna gyrating and pouting in her new video, which has been declared off-limits for kids under 18. "Your children can not look at this video," Huddy reported, "because she looks hot and there are men wearing tights. There's writhing and grinding and all sorts of stuff, but I admire her. She's incredible - she's 53 years old, she dates young men, and look at her body! I love you, Madonna." But The Factor pithily declared, "Madonna is such a pinhead!"
Viewers sound off
Factor Words of the Day
Paul Scivetti, Dassel, MN: "Bill, to think Democrats are really trying to solve health problems is naïve and you owe Monica Crowley an apology."

Stephen Fabula, Pismo Beach, CA: "The role of the Supreme Court is to uphold the Constitution, not push their own political agendas. I'm afraid they vote their personal beliefs."

Stuart Hammond, United Kingdom: "Bill, we have universal healthcare and are not a totalitarian country. Most of us feel the system is a treasure."

Jhon Schwab, Skyforest, CA: "O'Reilly, how can you make yourself God by telling Newt Gingrich that he can't win the nomination?"
Wednesday's Pinhead: Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. 'Octomom,' who was paid $10,000 for posing topless in a European magazine.
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