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Outrageous Quote of the Week @ August 18, 2007

Reported by Chrish - August 22, 2007 -

(Better late than never, right?) Last week's winner was Ben Stein for the Mr. Rogers-y perspective that

"We hate the oil companies because we're dependent on them." "Why?! We should love them and be grateful to them. They are doing us an incredible favor getting us all this energy at a decent price. I mean, they're not even setting the price. I mean, why are we bashing them? We need them. They're our friends!"
See some of this week's selections below.

Option A: "'Talking Points' fears that corruption in the U.S. media is harming this country big time. Right now, there is more propaganda than truth floating around in the press. And that is dangerous." Bill O'Reilly referring to himself by his code name, projecting again 8/15/07

Option B: "He got caught in a slow news week." Neal Boortz in a discussion about Don Imus' firing, Your World w/Neil Cavuto 8/14/07

Option C: "The Chinese are going to learn that you ethnically cleanse Tibet, the world will give you a pass, but don't mess with Elmo!" Charles Kratuhammer on the current rash of harmful Chinese imports, summing up exactly how "free market" economics really works. Special Report 8/14/07

Option D: "A crashing economy trumps philosophy. If the wide effects of this spread, and it threatens innocent bystanders - essentially, the structure of the economic system - you have to go in and bail, as we did in the savings and loan, as we did in the post-9-11 airlines and Chrysler. It - it - it is a bad precedent but every once and a while you've got to have a bad precedent, if there are external effects that there are going to be disaster." Charles Krauthammer, completely abandoning his conservative "free market" economic philosophy in the face of a market meltdown, Special Report, 8/16/07

Option E: "Firemen Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino died from smoke inhalation. Of course, our condolences go out to their families. Investigators still trying to figure out what caused the fire. A ridiculous occurrence if there ever was one." Bill O'Reilly relegating the deaths of two NYC firefighters to his "Most Ridiculous Item" segment 8/21/07