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Bill O’Reilly, Lying Douche

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Serial whore chaser and Fox “News” liar Bill O’Reilly is claiming that in a “60 Minutes” interview McCain was asked about the economic crisis, while Obama was not during his “60 Minutes” interview.

Quote from sexual predator, Bill O’Reilly:


All right, here I am. Now, John McCain was on 60 Minutes along with Barack Obama last night. They didn’t ask Obama — Steve Kroft did not — about this financial disaster, OK? But they did ask McCain. Roll the tape.

O’Reilly proceeds to roll tape on the McCain interview where Richie Rich was, in fact, asked about the financial crisis. Then in true Fox fashion, O’Reilly neglects to roll tape from the Obama interview. Wanna know why? ‘Cuz Obama was asked about the financial crisis— several times— and O’Reilly is a lying douchebag. Transcript after the jump.

From the September 21 edition of CBS’ 60 Minutes:

KROFT: This is the biggest financial crisis this country has had, a lot of people say, since the Great Depression.

OBAMA: Right.

KROFT: What caused it? Who’s to blame?

OBAMA: Look, there were a lot of factors involved, but I think there is no doubt that if we had had a regulatory system that had kept pace with the changes in the financial system, that would have had an enormous impact in containing some of the problems that are out there. I mean, you’ve got greedy CEOs and investors who are taking too much risk, but that’s why we set up rules of the road, to prevent that from spreading into the system as a whole. And, unfortunately, we had a lot of deregulation, and instead of modifying rules for this new economy, we just eliminated them. So, we’ve got to change our regulatory system. But, Steve, there’s a bigger problem, and that is that the economy has not been working for ordinary Americans.

KROFT: Senator McCain made some of the same noises this week, blaming Wall Street greed, promising reform and oversight. What’s the difference between the two of you?

OBAMA: Well, the difference is, I think, that I’ve got a track record of actually believing in this stuff. And, you know, Senator McCain, fairly recently, said, “I’m a deregulator.” It’s one of his top chief economic advisers was [former Sen.] Phil Gramm [R-TX], who was one of the architects of deregulation in this sector. And he’s always taken great pride in believing that we have to eliminate regulations.

KROFT: Really, in some ways, this has been — this past week has been historic.

OBAMA: Absolutely.

KROFT: Do you think that Secretary of the Treasury Paulson has done the right thing?

OBAMA: I think by the time Secretary Paulson and the Federal Reserve Chairman [Ben] Bernanke were looking at these problems, they had no good options left.

KROFT: Should the government be bailing out all of these banks and insurance companies? We’re talking about hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars.

OBAMA: I think that our basic principle has to be that you don’t bail out shareholders. You don’t bail out CEOs who are getting golden parachutes and $100 million bonuses. That you are doing everything you can to protect taxpayers, making sure that people are able to stay in their homes, and that their mortgages don’t go overboard because of bad decisions that other people make.



Written by gripedujour

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 1:13 pm

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  1. Thanks for sharing that… I missed 60 minutes.

    *Free giveaway on my blog!!!


    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 1:16 pm

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