Thursday, December 13, 2012
On The O'Reilly Factor...
Segment Summaries
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Talking Points Memo
Secular forces on the march
"As we have been reporting, some left-wing Americans have been emboldened by the reelection of President Obama. I saw it first-hand this week when I was in Washington; there is arrogance and condescension in many left-wing precincts. Many secular progressives understand that now is their time in history and, above all, they want to change the economy. They want the government to run it and provide cradle-to-grave entitlements for those Americans who cannot or will not provide for themselves. The left also wants to control profits in the private sector, taking as much money as possible away from the achievers and corporations. They also want to obliterate some American traditions. Gay marriage is now about 'civil rights,' and if you oppose gay marriage you're a 'hater.' The left sees drug users as victims and believes no one has the right to stand between an American and intoxication. On that note, the New York Times ran a front page article yesterday lamenting tough mandatory prison sentences for drug dealers. So if you're selling meth or heroin or cocaine, that's not an act that causes harm or pain to another person? Are you kidding me? People who sell drugs are the lowest rung, they are committing violence against other human beings. The Times does not tell you that violent crime has been cut in half since the tough mandatory prison sentences were instituted. The country is much safer because hard-core criminals are doing hard time. Because I do commentary like this, I'm a big threat to progressives. Committed left-wing guy Harry Belafonte actually said those who oppose President Obama should be thrown in jail. Maybe the guy was just kidding, but believe me, anyone who challenges the secular progressive agenda is going to get hammered. These people are on a mission, they want a completely different America. These secular people are more powerful than ever - their guy has been reelected and opposing forces are scattered. And that is what is going on in America."
Top Story
Susan Rice withdraws from consideration as Secretary of State
Guests: Bob Beckel

The Factor asked liberal Fox News host Bob Beckel to critique the Talking Points Memo. "You're not right on any of the things you listed," Beckel declared. "Harry Belafonte was joking, do you really think he wants to lock you up? And you keep saying the 'secular left,' which represents maybe 20% of the country. There's no culture war in America!" Beckel also addressed the news that Susan Rice has asked to be withdrawn for consideration as Secretary of State. "I'm not surprised, the administration didn't want a big battle in the Senate when they have a lot of other things going on. She was unfairly treated by a number of Senators, but John Kerry is a good fallback and that will be where they go."
Impact Segment
How should traditional Americans stand up?
Guests: Laura Ingraham

The Factor asked Laura Ingraham whether there is indeed an orchestrated assault on American traditions. "Most people realize that after the election," she theorized, "Democrats feel cocky and feel the country has shifted so much that they can push all of these issues. But the problem in the end is that the cocky party almost always overreaches and Americans bristle. People will say, take it slow, let us live our lives, and don't try to push tradition out of all aspects of the American culture. The secular progressives don't like social conservatives, they don't much like fiscal conservatives, they think conservatives are more dangerous than Al Qaeda." The Factor added that overreaching is a natural consequence of the election, saying, "If I were a secular progressive I would put the petal to the metal right now because the opposition is scattered."
Culture War Segment
Feminist: Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are "insipid"
Guests: Gretchen Carlson and Jeanine Pirro

Feminist scholar Camille Paglia has complained that pop singers Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are setting back the cause of feminism. Culture Warriors Jeanine Pirro and Gretchen Carlson weighed in. "What Camille Paglia is saying," Pirro groused, "is that successful women like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are 'insipid,' their music is bland, and they're monotonous. But she ignores the success of these women and she ignores the fact that people buy their records because they like their music. She apparently prefers women who show more body, more bosom, and more bootie. She wants the women to unbutton their buttons and 'trash up.'" Carlson depicted Paglia as a shrew in need of taming. "I saw this as an amazingly angry female writing an article about other successful women who she's probably jealous of. This is such a senseless article to me, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are good role models!" The Factor concluded that what Paglia really craves is publicity. Mission accomplished!
Kelly File Segment
Ex-Marine jailed in Mexico for carrying antique shotgun across the border
Guests: Megyn Kelly

27-year-old former Marine Jon Hammar has been in a Mexican prison for four months after taking an antique shotgun across the border to hunt. Attorney and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has been investigating the story. "This is totally ridiculous," she pronounced. "Why didn't they just turn him away at the border? This guy served our country honorably and he went just to have a surfing trip. He registered the shotgun with U.S. Customs, it's not like he was trying to pull a fast one. His parents are really upset that the U.S. Consulate hasn't done more, and this is Mexico, an ally of ours! We give them hundreds of millions of dollars a year." The Factor verbally slapped the Mexican government: "They disrespect us all the time. Hillary Clinton should be involved in this and President Obama should be involved, but we haven't seen any sign of that. We called the Mexican Embassy today and those people are chaotic, they don't know what's going on, and they don't care! Mrs. Clinton, you have to get involved!"
Watters' World Segment
Watters' World: Fiscal Cliff Edition
Guests: Jesse Watters

Jesse Watters hit the streets of Washington, D.C. to ask some folks about the so-called "fiscal cliff." Some of their responses: "I absolutely have no idea what you're talking about" ... "I think it's related to the Mayan apocalypse" ... "It's some imaginary cliff in my mind that we're all going to jump off" ... "You mean the end of the world type of thing?" ... "I actually hope the fiscal cliff happens, let's do it!" Watters summed up his capital adventure: "I talked to about two dozen people and I'd say half of them were clueless on the 'cliff.' It's so boring and they do this 'man who cried wolf' all the time in Washington, so people are numb to this."
Factor Mail
Viewers sound off
Steve Stephens, Allyn, WA: "Hey, Bill, of course the network news did not show the union violence in Michigan. They are all union members."

Frank Jaworski, Saipan, The Pacific: "I am a proud union member and deplore what happened in Michigan."

Bill Albrecht, Marquette, MI: "Bill, your guest defending the union violence was irritating. Please let liberals do their thing on MSNBC."
Tip Of The Day
Unique poster, great cause
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