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.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Factor Rundown
Talking Points Memo & Top Story
Ingraham Angle
Impact Segment
Personal Story Segment
Mad as Hell
Kelly File Segment
Factor Mail
Tip Of The Day
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An O'Reilly-Obama interview
Guest: James Carville
"On Super Bowl Sunday, during the pregame show, I will be interviewing the President of the United States live. This is the ultimate journalistic high-wire and it's the third time I'll be talking with President Obama. A short, live interview is exceedingly difficult because both the President and I get a little windy on occasion. President Obama is clearly under fire - a new poll shows that a majority of Americans disapprove of all his key policies and 53% disapprove of the President's overall job performance. In another poll, just 31% believe he has been an above-average president. So clearly we have a lot to talk about in the Super Bowl interview. On a personal note, the President told me man-to-man in December that he would talk with me and he has kept his word. He doesn't have to do the interview, he knows it's going to be a tough one, but he's coming in anyway. If you have a question for the President for me, email it to me at"

The Factor asked Democratic strategist James Carville what question he would ask the President. "I would say you've had a rough 2013 and what assurances can you give that 2014 will be better," Carville said. "I would also ask him to give himself a grade on the health care rollout. There's no doubt he's had a bad 2013 but I think 2014 will be a much better year. I think the economy is starting to strengthen and I think Obamacare is going to work fine." The Factor contended that President Obama's future success depends largely on one thing, saying, "If Obamacare goes south in 2014, it's lights out for the President's administration."
Offensive Video
Guest: Laura Ingraham
Stand-up comic Sarah Silverman appears in a new video that uses a Jesus-like character to mock opponents of abortion. Laura Ingraham, in turn, let loose on Silverman. "This was made by a group called The Creative Majority," Ingraham reported, "and they're trying to get 'reproductive rights' to the forefront. But that ad is not going to convince anyone, it's just going to make more people think that Sarah Silverman is a complete buffoon and aggressively unfunny. If she did that ad and invoked the prophet Mohammed, I'd think she was really gutsy. But she's just ridiculing Christians it's not unusual. The pro-life movement in the country is growing and it's becoming more acceptable among young people to be pro-life."
Tax-Exempt Organization
Guest: Lou Dobbs
The National Football League, which rakes in about $9 billion a year in revenue, is officially classified as a not-for-profit organization. The Factor asked Fox Business host Lou Dobbs to explain. "The money is taxed," Dobbs said, "but it's taxed at the team level rather than at the hub of the NFL, which is a not-for-profit. This is unique because Congress just sort of slipped this into the tax code when the AFL and NFL merged in 1966. Senator Tom Coburn came out wanting to change this, but all that money at one point or another gets taxed and the players are paying immense taxes. The NFL is paying its fair share, it is driving business, and it is tremendously important to our economy."
Vice and the Super Bowl
Guest: Elisabeth Hasselbeck
The Super Bowl always attracts hustlers and prostitutes, and this year's game in New Jersey will be no exception. Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck entered the No Spin Zone to elaborate one particularly sordid aspect of the big game. "Human trafficking means being forced into servitude," she explained, "and sexual trafficking is being forced into sexual servitude. The problem is that around big athletic events like the Super Bowl the amount of people moving in and out provides shield to those who are being sexually traded. This is one of the most evasive and growing criminal activities happening right now, it's modern-day slavery and one million children are involved." The Factor made a distinction between hookers and unwilling victims: "Prostitutes are adults who come and do what they do, but there are others who are forced to do it through threats against them. If any of them are listening, I advise them to run away and go to the police. That's what you have to do."
Your Angry Viewer Emails
Guest: Heather Nauert
Fox News anchor Heather Nauert fielded some letters from viewers who are madder than a wet hen, whatever that means. New Yorker Sarah Stodolka wrote to express anger at her governor, Andrew Cuomo, who implied that conservatives aren't welcome in the Empire State. "It's ironic that the state with the Statue of Liberty," Nauert said, "now does not want to people who don't believe in the Governor's far-left point of view. He said he was referring to his political rivals, but we know he was talking about conservatives not being welcome here if they are pro-life and pro-traditional marriage. A lot of people are upset about this, these folks claim to be tolerant but they're only tolerant when people agree with them." Meanwhile, Floridian Jon Hale is peeved over reports that an Oregon prison has found a way to shift prisoner medical expenses to ObamaCare. "It's not just this prison," Nauert said, "it's a lot of states across the country. Medicaid pays for health care for county prisoners and now states are signing up prisoners and putting them in Medicaid. The feds pick up the cost under the Medicaid expansion."
Hot Legal Stories
Guest: Megyn Kelly
As The Factor reported Wednesday, Wisconsin middle school teacher Andrew Harris was fired after being caught looking at porn on school property, but the teacher union helped him win back his job and collect $200,000 in back pay. FNC's Megyn Kelly, much like the viewers in the prior segment, is mad as hell. "This was during school hours and dozens of times," she declared. "He's sitting there with your 7th grader and you're okay if he's looking at this stuff? He's a disgusting pervert and he shouldn't be anywhere near children, but now he's going to go teach another 7th grade science class!" The Factor took aim at the union that defended Harris. "The union racked up almost $1 million in legal fees trying to get him back and they're celebrating like they did something good." Kelly turned to 19-year-old pop star Justin Bieber, who was arrested in Florida this week. "He's been arrested for DUI, resisting arrest, and driving without a license. He was reportedly drag racing in Miami in a residential zone. The police chief also said Bieber admitted that he was smoking pot all day. This is not going to end well for him."
Viewers sound off
Factor Words of the Day
Lou Carothers, Williamstown, NJ: "As a person who has been in the tool-making field for 30 years, your Talking Points memo was a grand slam, Bill. My field is dying."

Beth Ritter, Oriskany, NY: "I nominate Kirsten Powers as pinhead of the week for saying it's okay that a teacher who watched porn in a middle school get his job back. It's disgusting how the teacher's unions protect these kinds of people."

Bill Wilson, Tampa, FL: "Firing the teacher was an extreme measure. Kate Obenshain showed how far right she is by supporting it."

Ann McConnell, San Antonio, TX: "I watched with disbelief as Kirsten defended rehiring that teacher. As a parent, I would be horrified if he were teaching my children."
Questioning the President
If you want to pose a question to President Obama, send your suggested query to Bill will include one question in his interview with the President on Super Bowl Sunday.
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