The O'Reilly Factor
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Factor Rundown
Talking Points Memo
Impact Segment
Unresolved Problems
Personal Story
Factor Followup
What the Heck Just Happened?
Factor Mail
Tip of the Day
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Another Busy Day at the White House
"President Donald Trump met with executives of the big motor companies today, vowing to cut corporate taxes and asking the moguls to build more plants in the USA. Mr. Trump is trying to gin up the economy by urging big business to invest in America. He is also threatening 35% import taxes on carmakers who build in Mexico and want to sell here. In addition, the president signed an executive action aimed at opening up the Keystone and Dakota oil pipelines, believing that will create jobs and energy profits. That will anger the environmentalists, but Mr. Trump does not care. But perhaps the most controversial thing that happened today was not anything that Donald Trump did, but a change in policy. You may remember that President Obama signed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals executive order. That stopped the deportation of migrants who were brought to this country by their parents. During the campaign, Donald Trump was up and down on DACA, but now the policy is this, according to Sean Spicer: 'The president has been very, very clear that we need to direct agencies to focus on those who are in this country illegally and have a criminal record or pose a threat to the American people.' So applications from the so-called 'dreamers' continue to be processed by the immigration service and the threat of mass deportations is not likely to come about. Finally, the president has asked FBI Director James Comey to stay on the job. Talking Points is surprised. I was critical of Comey for releasing documents on some Fridays before holiday weekends, an obvious technique to suppress information. However, I don't know how effective Mr. Comey is in his job. Summing up, President Trump continues to be an activist. He is angering environmentalists, still threatening companies that move overseas, but doing all of that in the name of the American worker. Clearly the Trump administration is putting economic growth before all else."

The Factor analyzed President Trump's words and deeds with former Bush aide and 'The Five' co-host Dana Perino. "The CEOs are excited about the policies," she said, "and so are labor leaders. If he can bring them together, he will be re-elected and he can win the popular vote." But Perino ridiculed President Trump's insistence that he lost the popular vote only because millions of illegal voters cast ballots. "There might be some illegal voting, but it is not widespread. The far left is already saying this is a prelude to what will be a Republican effort to suppress voting in the future." The Factor contended, "I think there is some voter fraud, but not at the level of three to five million."
Chaos in Chicago
It's early in the new year, but murders in Chicago are way up over the very bloody year of 2016. The Factor explored the carnage with attorney Horace Cooper. "There has been a wholesale failure," Cooper complained, "on the part of the state and local community to address this serious problem. The feds can absolutely go in and do something about it, it's within the federal government's statutory authority. The Attorney General can direct the U.S. Attorney in Chicago to have the FBI and local law enforcement work together and prosecute cases. This doesn't require a change in law, it simply requires the will!" The Factor added, "President Trump can call in the National Guard because the governor won't."
Trouble for Democrats?
The Democratic Party is picking a new chairman, and one candidate named Sally Boynton Brown says her goal as DNC chair would be to 'shut white people down.' The Factor examined that statement with Lisa Boothe and Juan Williams. "The Democrats need to listen to white, working class voters," Williams said of his party, "and the best thing I can say of Ms. Brown is that minorities often feel like they are ignored within the party. But I'm not approving at all of what she said." Boothe ridiculed Sally Boynton Brown's racially charged remark. "I applaud Sally's comments because I applaud the implosion of the Democratic Party. The party has lost all these seats because of its tight focus on class warfare and race-baiting."
Abortion Doctor Update
The Factor welcomed Ann McElhinney, author of a new book that details the grisly crimes of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who is now serving a life sentence. "The media didn't like this story," she lamented, "because they didn't like what it says about abortion. I am a journalist, a voice for the voiceless, and there are no more voiceless people than the babies he slaughtered. But Gosnell smiles all the time and feels he did nothing wrong." Former Philadelphia detective Jim Wood explained how Gosnell was finally caught. "He was selling thousands of prescription pills every day, and then we found disturbing evidence about the death of one of his patients. We executed search warrants and found fetuses in the freezer that revealed disturbing sights that I had never seen in my life before. The babies' necks had been cut after being born alive. He had killed thousands of babies without any regard of how he did it."
Trump's Inaugural Approval Rating
Polls indicate that fewer than 50% of Americans approve of the job President Trump is doing thus far. Karl Rove assessed the president's early performance. "This is a baseline number," he said, "and what's interesting is that this baseline is usually pretty close to what a president's favorability rating was right after the election. President Obama had a 68% approval rating right after his inauguration, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton were around 65%. So 45% is not a great number, he'll have to get things done to build credibility." The Factor contended that President Trump's rating is actually not so bad, saying, "I thought his numbers would be in the 30s because he's a bomb-thrower who offends everybody at some time or another."
Airplane Confrontation
Bernard McGuirk and Greg Gutfeld entered the No Spin Zone and opined on the elderly woman who was booted from an airplane after berating a Trump supporter. "That was pure performance art," Gutfeld joked, "and this happened because liberals believe they have the moral high ground, that they are morally superior and can act vile because their hearts are in the right place. The right thinks the left is wrong, but the left thinks the right is evil!" McGuirk groused that the ranks of the angry left are growing rapidly. "This started with the privileged and angry white women who marched on Saturday. It seems like a trend is starting with these 'crybullies' because they lost. I don't know why this woman wasn't arrested."
Viewers Sound Off
Factor Words of the Day
Dr. John Toth, Concord, CA: "Mr. O'Reilly, you never impressed me more than your astute assessment of the subversive role of George Soros in the women's march and your courage in defending that position against Charles Krauthammer."

John Papanikolas, Salt Lake City, UT: "Krauthammer ate your lunch over the women's march. You were wrong."

Le Anne Webb, Dacula, GA: "Bill, the discussion between you and Charles was very thought provoking. As you said, the women's march was organized. But he is right that the movement will never catch on."
America, Land of Second Chances
Mel Gibson has been nominated for a Best Director Oscar and his movie 'Hacksaw Ridge' is up for Best Picture. Despite his DUI arrest and anti-Semitic comments, Gibson was given another chance to prove his mettle.