Skip to comments.O'Reilly Endorses Amnesty After Secret 'Gang of 8' Meeting; Laura Ingraham Shreds Him For It
Posted on 06/23/2013 3:00:40 PM PDT by montag813
Bill O'Reilly shocked the conservative blogosphere when he came right out and endorsed the 'Gang of 8' immigration bill - even though there was no actual bill text available when he endorsed it.
O'Reilly's surprise backing came on the very day that the so-called "Border Surge" amendment, sponsored by Sens. Corker (R-TN) and Hoeven (R-ND) was announced by the desperate amnesty-pushers to try and save the bill, but before some of the nasty details of it had been introduced to the Senate.
Bill'O's total betrayal of "the folks" also came after The New Yorker reported that he and FoxNews anchors Sean Hannity and Neil Cavuto held a secret meeting with 'Gang' members McCain, Rubio and Graham, and promised to support it.
O'Reilly denied this report in his endorsement of the bill...
An incredulous Laura Ingraham came on right afterwards, and proceeded to rip O'Reilly to shreds.
Check out the part when he pathetically hangs his entire defense of the bill on the fact that John McCain TOLD him he would support the border "this time", unlike the 1986 amnesty and 2006 border fence bill.
Nice work, Laura.
For someone who denied being given marching orders by his amnesty-supporting boss Rupert Murdoch to back the bill, Bill-O certainly has absolutely no defense for the actual substance of the bill. The amendment does nothing to guarantee border security before amnesty is granted to millions of illegals, and even gives the DHS Secretary an unlimited waiver to cancel any and all border security promised.
In fairness, when he endorsed the bill Thursday, O'Reilly had no idea of this waiver grant.
But why endorse the bill? Why the rush? Was it because polls and whip counts showed the bill was on the verge of collapse and his secret cabal were determined to rescue it ASAP?
Oh yes, that's right, there was no secret meeting, right? Bill denied it.
But wait...who is the one quoted by the New Yorker about this meeting that Bill said never happened? Let's see...
McCain told me, Rupert Murdoch is a strong supporter of immigration reform, and Roger Ailes is, too. McCain said that he, Graham, Rubio, and others also have talked privately to top hosts at Fox, including Bill OReilly, Sean Hannity, and Neil Cavuto, who are now relatively sympathetic to the Gangs proposed bill.Ah, so John McCain reported the secret meeting that O'Reilly says never happened.
But didn't O'Reilly just say John McCain is not a liar?
"The folks" who would be devastated by the 'Gang of 8' disaster are waiting for your answer, Bill.
It is clear that many conservatives still don’t realize that Kool-Aid comes in different flavors.
What sexual affair? I thought he was just using his producer for free phone sex because he was too cheap and too scared to call a 900 number.
Who watches that tired windbag? Without a sedated audience, half the Fox ratings numbers would disappear. They are not conservative.
Yeah, Time Slot.
Why should an elitist, center left moderate like BOR care about things that matter to us Peons?
It blows me away that anyone thinks he’s a conservative. It just goes to show they don’t know what conservatism really is.
We stopped watching Fox a long time ago .
Sally Quinn is BOR’s pal.
There isn’t a nastier ,conniving , elitist lib then that sicko adulteress .
She moved up the DC social ladder the old fashioned way breaking up a marriage .
Sheesh, is he looking for another one? He gave an interview to USA Weekend in which he assured the world that Obama is a "patriot."
LOL, yes, Bill’s knowledge is impressive, all right. He stated that any gun can be made into a fully automatic machine gun with a few minor modifications, and that people do this all the time.
He’s a thick-skulled moron.
As I recall, it was more like, "Didn't I do Great?!!"
Fox News....Bill O’Reilly.....are not conservative
Cannot believe how anyone considers Fox News “conservative”....only liberals think Fox News is conservative
Bill OReilly is a liberal socialist!
Dems/libs have got to be laughing behind their backs (some right to their faces!). We've done it before, folks! Look at the history.
I do not expect the folding-lawn-chair party to do what is needed and that is to say "border fence and security first, and then we'll talk about some kind of amnesty. The longer you (Dems/libs) stall on the fence/security, the longer it will be for your amnesty plans to secure more Dem voters".
It is important for this sad old dinosaur with rapidly diminishing intellectual capacities to be relevant. What he thinks of as relevance is really just the equivalent of feeding the dog table scraps.
I shut him off at that point. Bah Bye O'Really.
If Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, and Neil Cavuto all support the immigration bill of the Senate’s leading liberal, Chuck Schumer, how can Fox News continue to advertise itself as ‘’Fair and Balanced’’?
What a lie that is. Only by giving Laura Ingraham her own prime-time show can Fox News redeem itself as anything but another liberal network masquerading as something it isn’t — neutral or even conservative. At least CNN and MSNBC don’t pretend to be something they aren’t.
I’m waiting for Hannity’s take. I don’t listen to the guy so maybe he has already positioned himself.He, unlike BOR, thinks he is a genuine conservative but he is not terribly bright and fills his gaps by trying to figure out what the sensible thing to say is. I did hear his argument about the 2nd Amd because I was directed to it and it was ghastly.He reads it with several paragraphs of “sensible” restrictions and exceptions in it, right there in those 21 words.
I find it amazing that nobody connects the fact BOR’s turn to the left happened the same time he was sued for sexual harrassment.
Do any of you think “MAYBE” he’s been blackmailed all these years because of his NSA phone records?
He was MUCH more traditionally conservative prior to the harrassment lawsuit than now.
True true but it makes me wonder if he went further than that. It’s just curious to me though how all these people who were formerly hard line against illegals suddenly go completely RINO, as if somebody had “a little talk” with them. Don’t forget: Blackmailing people is Obamas forte. It’s how he won the Senate. He had his boy Axelrod get sealed court documents unsealed. Ann Coulter wrote a whole column on this last year. Not only is he an admitted foreign born twice unconstitutionally elected POTUS, he’s also a hardline blackmailing punk ass and because we have pussys serving in the Repub party, he gets away with it.