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Outrageous Quote of the Week - Week of January 22nd

Reported by Janie - January 29, 2007 -

Bill O'Reilly is now an 11 winner of the Outrageous Quote of the Week! This time, O'Reilly won with 48% of the vote for claiming kidnapping victim Shawn Hornbeck decided not to flee his captor because he was enjoying it there:

"The situation that Hearst found herself in was exciting. She had a boring life, she was a child of privilege, all of a sudden she's in with a bunch of charismatic thugs, and she enjoyed it. The situation here, for this kid, looks to me to be a lot more fun than what he had under his 'old' parents. He didn't have to go to school, he could run around and do whatever he wanted...And I think, when it all comes down, what's gonna happen is, there was an element here that this kid liked about his circumstances."

For this week's selection, take a look below the fold!

Option A: "No, this is the Congress at its worst. ... There's a great puff piece about my Senator from Virginia [John Warner] on the front page of the Washington Post, saying 'What do they want us to do in the Senate? Do nothing?' That's absolutely right. Absolutely right. Support the troops. Appropriate the funds. Encourage them. Let Dave Petraeus have a chance to win this war. Don't pass a meaningless resolution that, as Joe Lieberman said, on the one hand is non-binding, so it's meaningless, but symbolically, it could only encourage our enemies." - Bill Kristol, "FOX News Sunday", 1/28/07

Option B: "The funny thing though is, an interesting thing is, you know, she's already starting a slur campaign about, you know, being, the Muslim issue with Barack. About him being a Muslim. If that comes to a height, to a head, I'm just curious how much Spielberg and Katzenberg will endorse him if that really comes out." - Holly McClure using the debunked "Insight" magazine report to claim Hillary Clinton started the story about Barack Obama attending a madrassa, "Your World with Neil Cavuto", 1/25/07

Option C: "I think we have to push...anything we can do to make their economy more difficult for them at this moment is a good thing but let's do it in ways that do not get us into direct conflict with Venezuela if we can get away with it." - Lawrence Eagleburger suggesting we should attempt to destroy Venezuela's economy, "Your World with Neil Cavuto", 1/26/07

Option D: "It is a crime, Chris. And prosecutors every day are presented an array of instances in which they can see a crime. They prosecute a few of them. And it is what is called prosecutorial discretion. It is a critical part of the job which charges to bring and which charges not to bother with. Here, clearly, when you look at the scope of what he was supposed to be investigating, is a case in which he brought forth not something not very major." - Brit Hume attempting to discredit prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, "Fox News Sunday", 1/28/07