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|Guests: Keith Ablow, MD and Dale Archer, MD |
"Immediately after NFL player Jovan Belcher shot his girlfriend to death and then killed himself, the excuses started: guns, violence in the NFL, and other adjacent issues were trotted out by a variety of pundits. But here's the fact: Belcher is solely responsible for the horrendous crime, he did it. He knew right from wrong and he chose to inflict lethal damage. There's no question Belcher was mentally unbalanced, but to blame society or guns or football is grossly irresponsible. Kansas City sportswriter Jason Whitlock now says, 'I believe the NRA is the new KKK.' What a bunch of bull! We invited Mr. Whitlock onto the program tonight, but he's hiding under his desk. Here's a bulletin: No society can protect people against a guy like Belcher. Violence is hardwired into some people and this deflection into guns or race is simply nonsense. We're living in a time of denial; our culture is cluttered with excuses for bad behavior, our schools and courts are filled with people in authority who allow excuses to mitigate awful behavior. Jovan Belcher was a villain, a person who was given athletic talent. But instead of building a worthwhile life for himself and his baby, he destroyed lives. That's on him. Period!"
The Factor invited reaction from psychiatrists Keith Ablow and Dale Archer. "We know more about Jovan Belcher now," said Ablow, "than we did just a day ago. This is somebody who attracted the attention of authorities back in 2006 when he busted up a window because he was reportedly enraged with a girl. And the next year authorities were called because he was yelling and screaming at another woman. This is shaping up as a guy who was a domestic villain, he's a batterer." Archer added that substance abuse could have played a major role. "The number one predictor of violence and suicide is drug abuse, so if we want to get to a reason as to why this happened, that has to be at the top of the list. NFL players are four times more likely than the general population to take narcotic painkillers, and he was drinking on top of that." The Factor again complained that "the pundit class immediately started to make excuses rather than saying this was a disturbed individual."
|Guests: Monica Crowley and Alan Colmes|
For more on the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, The Factor welcomed Alan Colmes and Monica Crowley. "What you said is accurate," Colmes stated, "in that it is personal responsibility, this rests with him. To equate the NRA with the KKK is nuts, you're bringing a racial element that doesn't exist. But some people believe there is a gun culture and why did this guy have a gun? There's less chance you would have a fatality without a gun." Crowley lambasted those pundits who placed the blame on firearms. "It's fascinating for me to watch these anti-gun activists. We have more moral outrage about the weapon used in this crime than about the murderer. This is what comes from the left, that you can legislate human behavior." The Factor proffered Colmes a backhanded compliment, saying, "You're actually sounding rational tonight."
|Guests: John Stossel|
Fox Business host and distinguished Princeton grad John Stossel theorized why universities are so thoroughly dominated by men and women of the left. "I hate it," Stossel declared. "At Princeton 155 faculty gave to Obama in the last election and two guys gave to Romney. One was a janitor, one was a visiting lecturer. The education I got was very one-sided, it's just the way it is, and all we can do is speak out. If we start to say we have to have our guys in there they'll scream 'McCarthyism.'" But The Factor urged more activism, especially at state-funded schools: "We have a system that is now turning out left-wing academic agendas, which is dangerous and almost totalitarianism. I'm not going to accept this, I'm struggling for a way for the state to be fair to the taxpayers. How about affirmative action for conservative thought on campus?"Stossel has been investigating liberal professors at American universities. Don't miss this interesting report.
|Guests: Gabby Douglas|
Gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, who has written an autobiography called "Grace, Gold & Glory," described her book and her personal struggles as the child of a single mom. "I knew I had a dream," she said, "and if I wanted to accomplish it, then I had to sacrifice. I've always been exposed to Jesus and the Bible, my mom always exposed me and my siblings to that. I love reading the Bible and the stories, it plays a big role in my life. God has blessed me, He has kept me safe, and He has given me this talent. I may not have two parents, but I have two gold medals."
|Guests: Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lis Wiehl |
After 50-year-old Lynda Rusk posted a nude photo of her own teenage daughter on Facebook, she has been charged with possession of child pornography. Legal analysts Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle laid out the latest information on the sordid case. "The daughter apparently took a picture of herself nude on her cellphone," Wiehl reported. "The mother confiscated that phone and put it up on Facebook and took the girl to a counseling session. This is some kind of discipline gone terribly wrong." Guilfoyle added that authorities have been investigating the case for more than a year. "This was a form of punishment to say, don't take pictures of yourself. But there might be much more to this story, there could be prostitution or exploitation. This mother could get eleven years in prison and a $20,000 fine."
|Guests: Charles Krauthammer|
The Obama administration has been borrowing money at a breakneck pace with no end in sight. The Factor asked Fox News analyst Charles Krauthammer for his take on the borrowing binge. "Take the stimulus as an example," Dr. K began. "It was a trillion dollars that left not a trace, it went to entitlements and food stamps. The Obama administration is trying to loosen the work rules for welfare so we go back to the old system of people living forever on the dole. That's where they want to spend the money and they have to borrow it because we don't have it. When President Obama's term started, the ratio of debt-to-GDP was 44%; it's now about 73%. It's easy to win elections when you give away candy that you borrow from the Chinese." The Factor reminded Krauthammer that borrow-and-spend has served the President well: "He sees the same stats that you and I see, he knows what he's doing. President Obama made no campaign promises that he would cut spending, but the American said that's okay with us, you keep spending."
|Brian Stonis, Orlando, FL: "I think Mexico has a few more gun deaths than the USA and they have very strict gun laws."|
Noel Blight, New Zealand: "Americans are slaves to an outdated Constitution."
Jim Hines, Bracey, VA: "O'Reilly, thank you for standing up in defense of Judeo-Christian tradition. The attacks against it must be met head-on."
Also, Arizonan Elaine Thuseson sent in this Limerick:
"O'Reilly is a giant among men,
Smart people give him a ten
We all shout horray
For the word of the day
But please don't use 'blooter' again!"
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Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith
by Gabby Douglas