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Outrageous Quote of the Week 01/05/08

Reported by Chrish - January 6, 2008 -

The final winner of 2007 was John Gibson, who turned Benazir Bhutto's murder into more Republican electioneering: "So even though today's carnage was on the other side of the planet, it really did strike close to home, and all Americans should be worried about what happens now. The way Americans can deal with this crisis is to carefully consider their vote. This election is about the same issue the last election was about... the War on Terror. It's not about health care, and as important as our economy is, it's not about that either." For a glimpse of the coming year, check out 2008's first week's howlers after the jump.

Option A:"Well, you know, what it does to an economy. We have a great economy. Perhaps the greatest economy ever. [This on a day when the economy looked so bad Cavuto wouldn't even talk about it.] Sure, we're in a weak period now but Neil we have an expansion that has gone on so long, you know, the business cycle. Every now and then it slows down but to wreck this economy to appease the public, it's almost like the stuff you hear from Hugo Chavez. You know, we just can't throw money out there, particularly by punishing the wealthy and the successful. It's nuts. It's scary." Charles Payne, in a discussion about what Barack Obama's and Mike Huckabee's "populist message" will do to the economy, Your World w/Neil Cavuto, 1/4/08

Option B: "Rudov: Clinton's 'Nagging Voice' is Reason She Lost Male Vote:"

"When Barack Obama speaks, men hear, 'Take off for the future.' When Hillary Clinton speaks, men hear, 'Take out the garbage.'" Caption and quote from a regular Friday Cavuto segment featuring male chauvinist pig Marc Rudov and Fox's Lis Wiehl, Your World w/Neil Cavuto, 1/4/08

Option C:"Should You Care About the Iowa Vote? The answer is not really. It's interesting. Some of the candidates will be helped by it, some of the weaker ones will be weeded out, but it's only a very small activist snapshot. It doesn't reflect how the majority of Americans really feel. [snip] All this is interesting, but does it do America any good? The answer is not really." Bill O'Reilly fomenting disinterest in the American electoral process, O'Reilly Factor, 1/3/08

Option D:"Image of Jesus appears in potato" Headline linking to video on front page of FOXNews.com 1/6/07

Option E:"Now we expect John Edwards to be finished in the race shortly. We hope he is, because the USA needs smart leadership in the White House, not a crazed ideologue." Bill O'Reilly, O'Reilly Factor 1/3/08