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, June 11, 2013
Another Day, Another Scandal
Guests: James Carville

"A whistleblower with credibility is now saying that Hillary Clinton's State Department covered up misbehavior by an American ambassador and other State Department officials; prostitution and drugs are allegedly involved. We now add this sordid situation to Benghazi, the IRS, spying on reporters, and the possible spying on calls and emails made by American citizens. It's clear the Obama administration is under siege with all these allegations and the President himself must step up and stop the chaos. Surely he knows what happened in Libya by now, so he should tell us who ordered Susan Rice to mislead the world. Also, the President should have asked Attorney General Eric Holder to resign last week; the top law enforcement officer in the country can not sign off on a document calling a reporter like James Rosen a 'co-conspirator' and a flight risk. In addition, the President must explain in full the PRISM program - is the federal government collecting the emails of Americans and storing them? Finally, the President must order any IRS official involved in targeting conservatives to testify fully in front of Congress. It is Barack Obama's obligation to run this country honestly and we need presidential leadership on these serious situations. If Mr. Obama doesn't clarify all of the controversies, he'll go down in history as Ulysses S. Grant - a scandal-ridden President who lost control of the office."

The Factor welcomed Democrat James Carville, who dismissed the notion that scandals fill the air in Washington. "Some of these things merit looking into," Carville said, "but there is a difference between something going wrong and being a 'scandal.' In the case of the NSA spying, the executive branch, Congress, and the judicial branch all authorized it. It may be bad policy, but it's not a scandal." Carville specifically ridiculed the accusation that there was a cover-up after the Benghazi attack. "All of the emails have been made public," he declared, "and there's nothing left to know. It's not a scandal!"
Is the federal government storing the emails of American citizens?
Guests: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Rand Paul entered the No Spin Zone with his take on the NSA surveillance program. "I don't think I have an absolute understanding of it because they won't tell us," he complained. "What's most important is the Bill of Rights, the Fourth Amendment and the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. So this does rise to a very high level to me." Paul also opined on NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. "He is practicing civil disobedience and many times in our history we have honored people who have done that, so I'm reserving judgment. I think he released information to say the Bill of Rights is being ignored, and I think that is in many ways a noble gesture. We shouldn't be going through the records of billions of calls!" The Factor urged Edward Snowden to return to the U.S. and back up his allegations of widespread government spying: "We can't have anarchy and everybody deciding what national security secrets to leak. He's got to come in and explain it."
Will President Obama explain all of the administration scandals?
Guests: Monica Crowley and Alan Colmes

Monica Crowley and Alan Colmes sounded off on the various problems facing the Obama administration. "I would like to see the President hold a prime-time news conference," Colmes recommended, "to answer all the questions and set the record straight. He needs to be very clear and he needs to communicate with the American people." Crowley implied that President Obama is acting like a man with something to hide. "He has not shown one iota of righteous anger about the IRS, the DOJ, the NSA or Benghazi. We still don't know where he was on the night of Benghazi, we have no idea who gave the stand down order. I'm waiting for President Obama to lay out the facts."
Immigration reform and the African American community
Guests: Leah Durant

Senators from both parties are working on an immigration bill that could make it easier for immigrants to work in the U.S. The Factor spoke with Leah Durant of the Black American Leadership Alliance, an organization that is wary of more liberal immigration policies. "There's so much evidence out there," she said, "showing that any kind of amnesty would have profound consequences on the African American community. It impacts their ability to find work and it impacts their wages when they do find work. So we are urging the President and the Senate to listen to us because the evidence shows that this will have negative consequences for African American workers." The Factor summarized Durant's position this way: "You're saying African Americans are being inhibited from rising because of competition from people who shouldn't be in the USA, and you're saying the President is throwing African Americans under the bus in exchange for a political gain for his party."
Day Two of jury selection in the George Zimmerman trial
Guests: Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lis Wiehl

The trial of George Zimmerman, charged with killing Trayvon Martin, is underway in Florida. Legal aces Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lis Wiehl analyzed the racially-charged case. "They have already dismissed 40 jurors from the pool," Wiehl reported. "Jury selection will take a long time because everyone has heard about this case and because of the racial element. The racial element of the jury will be very important to the outcome." Guilfoyle pointed out that jury selection can't go on indefinitely. "Both sides will use their preemptory challenges to try to get an impartial jury. But at some point this must come to an end and they're going to have to put six people in the jury box. I hope the media can cover this fairly, but they haven't done that so far." The Factor offered some advice to the media and all Americans, saying, "No honest person should be rooting for either side, let's see what the evidence is."
What do Americans think about the NSA spying situation?
Guests: Jesse Watters

Jesse Watters hit the streets of Manhattan and asked people about the government's penchant for collecting data on all of us. Here's what some folks had to say: "It makes you a little nervous" ... "It seems almost necessary" ... "It is almost like living in a communist country" ... "Orwell's prediction has come true, Big Brother is controlling our lives." Back in the No Spin Zone, Watters summarized his findings. "I talked with about a dozen people, and only one or two had a clue about what's going on. I don't think people understand the story that well, but when I told them what's going on, they were shocked. A lot of young people only care about Facebook and their iPhones, and if you come between that they're going to march on Washington."
Viewers sound off on NSA surveillance
Factor Words of the Day
Laurence Morris, Auckland, New Zealand: "Bill, it no longer matters that you don't read my emails on the air. I now know the NSA is reading them."

John Simeral, Charleston, WV: "O'Reilly, if you take President Obama's word over Snowden's, you are a bigger fool than I thought you were."

Tess Ramsa, Farmingdale, NJ: "I'm going back to carrier pigeons."
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