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, July 30, 2013
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Race Relations in the U.S.
Guest: Fox Reporter Mike Emanuel

"Today the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, headed by Nancy Pelosi, held a 'conversation on race and justice in America.' There wasn't much diversity in that hearing; all three panelists were far left people who believe America is essentially an unjust country. So the hearing was a farce, a waste of taxpayer money, and a way to stick it to the USA again. The problem is that many people believe this kind of propaganda, especially overseas where they don't understand what the race hustle is all about. That's why the fallout from the Zimmerman verdict is so damaging. The world is forming an impression of America by listening to people like Tavis Smiley saying America 'displays contempt for black men' and Jay Z saying America's racism is 'blatant.' That's right, Jay Z, that's why you're a multi-millionaire hobnobbing with President Obama. Good grief! Talking Points is fed up with this kind of misleading rhetoric. We have our flaws, but there's no doubt that Americans are the most humane people on Earth. Our social system gives the most amount of people the best chance to pursue happiness; otherwise, why would millions of folks be trying to sneak in here, most of them minorities. It is long past time for honest people to call out the racial charlatans and take exception to false statements. Today's Congressional hearing was a circus with Nancy Pelosi as the ringmaster. It didn't mean anything, but it did prop up the race hustlers. And that's a shame."

The Factor was joined by Fox News correspondent Mike Emanuel, who covered Tuesday's Congressional hearing. "I was struck by the lack of tension in the room," Emanuel reported. "These are difficult issues they were talking about but everybody in the room had essentially the same perspective. There was a House Democratic 'who's who,' members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and three panelists who were all ideologically the same as the members of Congress they were talking to. So you had an echo chamber effect. I was also struck by the fact that a number of people there said racism in this country is getting worse!" The Factor described the hearing as a show trial totally devoid of substance: "There was no plan to combat the terrible violence in Chicago, no plan to combat the black dropout rate in Washington, no discussion of the 73% out-of-wedlock birth rate among African Americans."
Race Relations in the U.S.
Guests: Monica Crowley & Alan Colmes

Monica Crowley and Alan Colmes also opined on the farcical hearing. "I actually think this is more than a joke," Crowley lamented, "what you saw today was the most destructive kind of political theater. Every witness was on the far left - you didn't see Allen West, Tim Scott, Clarence Thomas, or Thomas Sowell talking about race and how they have transcended all the things you have talked about." Colmes agreed that the hearing lacked ideological balance, saying, "This is a legitimate issue that all sides need to weigh in on, which is why they should have had all sides at that hearing today." The Factor reiterated that grievance mongers are tearing at the fabric of America: "Our nation is being pummeled by these demagogic and exploitive race hustlers. They're not interested in solving problems, they're interested in keeping African Americans in a box where they'll be dependent on the system and vote Democratic."
Infighting in the GOP
Guest: Charles Krauthammer
Republicans have been engaging in intramural jousting, with anti-spying libertarians like Rand Paul on one side and national security hawks like Peter King on the other. The Factor asked Charles Krauthammer to referee the battle. "This is like a tug-of-war at a family picnic," Krauthammer observed. "One side will pull the other into the mud, they'll clean themselves off, and then have a jolly time together. There is nothing new here - we have had a debate between isolationists and internationalists among conservatives for about a century. The Cold War and anti-communism held the coalition together, but the real split is beginning to happen now as the memory of 9/11 fades and the imminence of the threat is felt to be less. I don't think it's as radical a division as people are making it out to be."
A-Rod in Big Trouble
Guest: Jim Gray

New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, suspected of using banned substances, may face a lengthy suspension that could cost him tens of millions of dollars in foregone salary. The Factor asked sports reporter Jim Gray to explain. "The allegation is that he used performance enhancing drugs," Gray reported, "in 2010, 2011, and 2012. The people I have talked with say Major League Baseball is trying to cut a deal where they will suspend him for the rest of this season and all of next season. There are at least 18 other players who are being investigated and may be suspended, and the interesting thing is that the players' union is going along with much of this, they will not attempt to defend people they know are guilty."
Bradley Manning Update
Guests: Kimberly Guilfoyle & Lis Wiehl

Legal analysts Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle reacted to Tuesday's verdict in the Bradley Manning case. "The military judge acquitted him on the greater charge of aiding and abetting the enemy," Wiehl reported, "because the prosecution could not show that he intentionally and knowingly gave this information to WikiLeaks so that Americans would be killed or harmed. But she did convict him of espionage because the government showed that he had classified information and gave it to WikiLeaks. That's espionage." Guilfoyle painted a bleak picture of Manning's future. "He faces up to 128 years and I think he'll get at least a minimum of 35 years. He deserves it, a strong message needs to be sent that criminal conduct against the United States will meet with the heavy hand of justice."
NY"s Ban on Large Sodas
Guests: Kimberly Guilfoyle & Lis Wiehl

Returning for a second segment, Wiehl and Guilfoyle analyzed another ruling, this one on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's edict to ban large soft drinks. "Bloomberg lost in a unanimous 4 - 0 decision," Guilfoyle gleefully reported. "The court said that he exceeded his authority and violated the separation of powers, so Big Gulps and everything else are now safe in New York City." Wiehl turned to the waitresses who are suing the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City, which reserves the right to fire any server who gains more than seven pounds. "The case got thrown out," Wiehl said, "because the court said they signed a contract. But I don't think the judge should have thrown this case out - this is 'weight-ism' and 'look-ism' and it has nothing to do with their jobs. They can still carry food, can't they?"
Viewers sound off
Factor Words of the Day
Jay Omland, Aberdeen, SD: "Bill, your stand on the race issue reminds me of Edward R. Murrow taking on Senator McCarthy. Pretty good company."

Ronald Bates: "Bill, I love the way you have turned what white America has created within the black community into an indictment of black Americans. 99% of black problems have been caused by white America."

Chuck Slauson, Thermopolis, NY: "Bill, God bless you! Keep exposing the race hustlers and progressives who enable them."
Textual Healing
Always return text messages from people you know because ignoring a text is just as disrespectful as keeping someone waiting.