The O'Reilly Factor
A daily summary of segments aired on The O'Reilly Factor. A preview of the evening's rundown is posted before the show airs each weeknight.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Aborting babies at taxpayers' expense
Guests: Cristina Page

"We have been taking a hard look at a disturbing situation that may be a major violation of federal law. The Hyde Amendment forbids federal tax dollars from being used for abortion, but now it looks like pro-choice zealots have found a way to get around the law by using Planned Parenthood. In 2001 Planned Parenthood received about $203 million taxpayer dollars; ten years later the organization received a whopping $542 million. Planned Parenthood says it doesn't use that money for abortions, but that's hard to believe. In 2011 Planned Parenthood performed 334,000 abortions, but referred just .08% of the women who came through their doors to adoption agencies. Planned Parenthood is an abortion mill and is receiving more than a half-billion dollars from American taxpayers. Talking Points believes this is a blatant ruse, a con on the taxpayers. President Obama well knows what Planned Parenthood does and he also knows what the Hyde Amendment says. So we have a problem, Mr. President, with all due respect, and we are asking members of the House to take a hard look at what could be a gross violation of federal law."

For an opposing view, The Factor welcomed pro-choice author Cristina Page. "You're wrong on the assumptions of where this money is being spent," she averred. "Planned Parenthood is a leading health care provider and provides primary health care service to millions of Americans. 90% of the services are in prevention, things like STD treatment and contraception. I would find it offensive to have an audit, I know it would be a witch hunt that would waste a lot of money." But The Factor again urged Congress to investigate just how Planned Parenthood spends its federal largesse: "If you are performing 334,000 abortions, that costs a lot of money, and I find it hard to believe that you would object to an honest accounting. Millions of people don't want our taxpayer dollars used for abortions."
How do high-profile liberals feel about The Journal News gun controversy?
Guests: Monica Crowley and Leslie Marshall

The Factor asked a dozen prominent liberals to comment on the controversy in Westchester County, New York, where a local newspaper revealed the names and addresses of legal gun permit holders. Those "progressives," among them Bill Moyers, Ted Turner, Barbra Streisand, Michael Moore, Dan Rather, and Jane Fonda, all refused to issue a statement. FNC contributors Monica Crowley and Leslie Marshall evaluated the liberals' sudden shyness. "Most of them are on the record supporting stricter gun control laws," Crowley said, "so the idea that they wouldn't respond to this is interesting. I think they really fear some hypocrisy being exposed. Maybe some of these people who have railed against guns actually own guns or have armed security guards." Marshall defended the left-wingers who refused comment. "I don't think they need to give a statement because what the newspaper did doesn't change where they stand. And I'm assuming they may be a bit torn, as I am. The paper has the right to do this, but it does not prevent any future attacks and does not point out any illegal gun owners."
New York welfare recipients using taxpayer money at strip clubs
Guests: Jimmy McMillan and Diana Furchtgott-Roth

The New York Post has reported that some welfare recipients have cashed their welfare benefits at ATM machines inside strip clubs. The Factor asked Diana Furchtgott-Roth of the conservative Manhattan Institute whether the welfare abuse is widespread. "Even if this is a little thing," she replied, "withdrawing these funds at casinos and liquor stores gives a lot of temptation to spend it right there. The cash is supposed to be spent on rent and household necessities, but the government doesn't keep data on where people withdraw their cash benefits." Jimmy McMillian, who made a Quixotic run for mayor of New York City, downplayed the significance of the newspaper expose. "If there's an ATM machine at a strip club, you can't assume that a person withdrawing money from the machine is spending it there. Other ATMs could be temporarily out of service. But welfare is being abused, it needs to be reformed."
California running wild with new laws
Guests: John Stossel

California Governor Jerry Brown signed 876 new laws that went into effect on January 1st, an orgy of legislation that raised the ire of Fox Business host John Stossel. "Nobody can keep track of these laws any more," he complained, "but they keep passing more so they can micro-manage life. The law that's been getting headlines is that you can no longer use a trained dog to hunt bears. What galls me is that last year Governor Brown rejected a bill that said kids had to wear helmets for skiing, he said you can't have a law for everything. But this year he signed 876 laws, they infringe on our freedom all the time." The Factor pointed to another new California law: "If you're a therapist, you can't try to convince somebody they're not gay, even if they want you to. California leads the league in craziness."
Kansas orders Craigslist sperm donor to pay child support
Guests: Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lis Wiehl

The State of Kansas is suing 46-year-old William Marotta, who answered a Craigslist ad and donated sperm so a lesbian couple could have a child. Attorneys Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle elaborated on the case. "He did this out of the kindness of his heart," Wiehl reported. "He didn't charge anything and he wanted to help this couple. But where he went wrong under Kansas law is that he took his donation to their house, he did not go through a licensed physician." Guilfoyle added that Marotta's problems began after the couple broke up. "Because they were unable to provide financial support for the child, they petitioned the state, which is legally obligated to determine who the biological father is so they can seek financial compensation. Marotta has to pay back the state and make future child support payments."
Will Chuck Hagel cut back military spending?
Guests: Charles Krauthammer

President Obama has nominated Chuck Hagel, a Vietnam veteran and former Republican Senator, to run the Pentagon. FNC analyst Charles Krauthammer is conspicuously displeased by the nomination. "In his second term," Dr. K stated, "President Obama is going to show who he really is. Number one on his agenda is to cut defense and Hagel has said the Defense Department is bloated and needs to be pared down. So he is prepared to do the dismantling that Obama wants." Krauthammer also complained that Hagel is soft on Iran. "We have had very legitimate arguments between patriots on both sides over a military option in Iran. But nobody argues for not using sanctions except Chuck Hagel! He says we should rely on diplomacy only, and that puts him way out of the mainstream."
Viewers sound off
Factor Words of the Day
Virginia Westerberg, Palmerston, New Zealand: "Would it not be in the best interests of the American public to print the names and addresses of former convicts?"

Marion Mandeville, Hays, KS: "Someone should print the names and addresses of those working at the Journal-News."

Michele Beres,Lapeer, MI: "O'Reilly, I was writing thank you notes as you gave your tip of the day. I do feel classy!"
Steer clear of sadists
If you know someone who frequents sadistic movies like the "Chainsaw Massacre" series, you'd be wise to keep your distance.