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Wednesday, October 11, 2006
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Talking Points Memo
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Carter: Deceit, or delusion?
"It's been getting harder for Americans to get the truth about anything because of ideology. You can't rely on the media any more for truthful information, and that's dangerous. Enter Jimmy Carter, who wrote an op-ed in the New York Times about North Korea. According to Carter, who helped negotiate a deal with the North Koreans in 1994, the bargain was swell. He blamed the Bush administration because it 'branded North Korea as part of an axis of evil ... and refused to consider further bilateral talks.' What Carter leaves off is that the deal he made under President Clinton's banner fell apart. The North Koreans cheated - they took our money and food and developed nukes anyway. Carter leaves that out. He's either trying to deceive you, or he's completely delusional. But what's with the New York Times - why is that paper running articles that are spin? Republicans and Democrats want to blame each other for North Korea's bellicose actions. Talking Points believes you can make up your own mind about which party can best protect you, but only if you have honest information. Obviously we're not getting that."
Fatal plane crash in Manhattan
Guests: Fox News correspondent Jamie Colby

A small plane crashed into a Manhattan apartment building Wednesday, killing New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor. FNC correspondent Jamie Colby reported from the scene of the crash. "The plane crashed into a building in the middle of the afternoon. I live a couple of buildings away and you could hear the boom. I've been told this plane ran out of gas, and the Federal Transportation Safety Board will try to figure this out." The Factor added that some officials initially feared an attack. "Homeland Security scrambled because there was some thought this might have been terrorism. This is just awful, and the miraculous part is that in that high rise no one was killed."
Reacting to Carter's op-ed
Guest: Jon Wolfsthal, Center for Strategic and International Studies

National security expert Jon Wolfsthal, who worked in the Clinton administration, reacted to Jimmy Carter's assertions. "A lot of his article was right, but it was wrong not to include the fact that North Korea cheated on the agreed framework. But the article does not play the blame game. It talks about what we should do going forward." The Factor disputed Wolfsthal's assertion that Carter is not placing blame. "This article absolutely blames the Bush administration for everything, and puts Carter and Clinton in the best possible light. Here's a former president in collusion with the biggest secular-progressive newspaper in the country. North Korea cheated on the deal and Carter and the New York Times left that out. This is a dishonest opinion piece that leaves out a vital fact."
Wisconsin prof still causing outrage
Guests: Students Molly Festler & Jenna Pryor

University of Wisconsin instructor Kevin Barrett, who accused the US government of planning the 9/11 attacks, now claims western "military intelligence" may have engineered other terror acts. The Factor was joined by two Wisconsin students with disparate views on Barrett. "It's becoming more and more embarrassing," Jenna Pryor complained. "Wisconsin was my first choice because it had prestige, but that prestige is eroding. We have this guy saying these things and passing them off as knowledge, forcing students to read it." But Molly Sessler, a student in one of Barrett's classes, defended the instructor. "This course is not about 9/11, the course is about Islam, and he's taught us very well about that." The Factor told Sessler she does not have enough experience to judge Barrett's allegations. "You are a young woman who doesn't have the background to know whether this man is lying or not. There is not one shred of evidence to back up his assertions. Your parents are paying for you to sit in front of a madman."
Child custody case involves sex cult
Guests: Paul Staughton & attorney Robert Bauman

4-year old Kyle Staughton is caught in the middle of a bitter divorce battle in California, where his mother belongs to a religious cult that practices free sex. Kyle's father Paul Staughton, who formerly belonged to the cult, elaborated on the group. "They believe in free love, they believe in including Jesus in sexual acts. They don't believe strongly in education or having a lot of medical attention for the children. I want to get my child out of there because he will have no education." Staughton's attorney Robert Bauman predicted that his client will eventually win custody. "We've been able to obtain declarations from former members of the cult. Our burden of proof is to show that awarding the child to the mother will be detrimental to Kyle."
Murder case on appeal
Guest: Fox News correspondent Megyn Kendall

The Supreme Court is considering a case involving Matthew Musladin, who was convicted of killing Tom Studer in 1994. The ultra-liberal 9th Circuit Court invalidated Musladin's conviction because Studer's family showed up in court wearing buttons with photos of the victim. FNC correspondent Megyn Kendall explained more about the case. "The court said the buttons were a 'message to the jury' that the defendant was guilty. The Supreme Court does not seem receptive to this argument, and I think they will reinstate the conviction."
ACLU opposing Lieberman
Guest: John Pavia, Quinnipiac Law School

The ACLU is running a newspaper ad opposing the candidacy of Connecticut Senator Joe Leiberman, which political analyst John Pavia suggested may be against the law. "This is a non profit organization that is supposed to espouse things that affect civil liberties, and is not supposed to endorse the defeat of a candidate. Their tax exemption can certainly be questioned." The Factor accused the ACLU of blatantly endorsing far left candidates. "They're trying to put secular-progressives in office and change the country. But I'll put forth that anything the ACLU does is going to help the other side because they're such a radical organization."
NYTimes attacks Pat Buchanan
Guest: Pat Buchanan

According to an editorial in the New York Times, Pat Buchanan fears that America is being conquered by "disease-carrying Latinos." Buchanan joined The Factor with his response. "This is simply a screed written by people who have lost the battle. When Hillary Clinton votes for 700 miles of fence, those of us who have fought for border security have won. The personal insult is the last recourse of an exhausted mind." The Factor accused the Times of slander. "They're clearly trying to paint you as a racist. The newspaper wants people to believe that you are a rank racist who hates Latinos and wants to do them harm."
Viewers sound off
Factor Words of the Day
Your e-mails dealt with a variety of recent segments. Some excerpts:

Sally McMeechen, Blytheville, AR: "I have no regard for Ted Turner who blames this country for the ills of the world, yet takes every advantage offered by America."

Fay Inger, Brooklyn, NY: "Bill, I was disappointed with your Eleanor Smeal segment. You barely gave her a chance to get a word in. I guess I know where you stand on the abortion issue."

Ben Galbraith, Madison, WI: "Most people are forgetting that in this country we are allowed to make our own decisions. That is what women who have abortions are doing."

John Kotsimbos, Redondo Beach, CA: "Bill, stop saying people who refuse to come on the Factor are afraid of you. It's quite possible they just don't like your arrogance."
Book Mentions
Check out the books mentioned during this show.
State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America
by Pat Buchanan

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