Tip for News Hounds readers: Whenever you see Monica Crowley on Fox News, you can pretty much expect her to come up with some outlandish, unsubstantiated conspiracy theory. Last night’s case in point: Crowley announced on The O’Reilly Factor: The welfare program in this country was geared toward building incentives so that women would have more and more children out of wedlock because they would get more money based on a child.
Crowley’s pronouncement, which was part of a larger discussion as to whether or not we were better off in the 1950’s, was unchallenged by Bill O’Reilly. But the other guest, Alan Colmes, was astounded. He said, “Women have children just to get more money from the government? Are you kidding me?”
No, she wasn’t.
O’Reilly, who had mostly bent over backwards to remain fair, finally let forth that we’re a different country since the 50’s. Then he added, “And the reason we’re a different country is that people are no longer self-reliant or respectful. Or respectful. They want what they want and if they don’t earn it, they feel they’re entitled to it anyway. That’s the big difference!”
Of course, O’Reilly was not talking about the feelings of entitlement of the 1% who can’t stand the thought of paying more taxes or want to chop away at the social safety nets of others. No, he was talking about those 47% he can’t seem to stop presenting as moochers.
With the exception of the last Bush Administration, this might be the first time on his TV show that he defended any numbers the Government has put forth.
He appears to me to be chomping at the bit to jump down a “Liberals” throat and doesn’t mind interupting them to do it.
Meanwhile, Conservatives like Crowley are allowed to spew lies and misinformation and the only time O’Reilly interupts them is to pile on even more to whatever Dem or Liberal is being attacked by the Conservative.
My prediction is that O’Reilly will “go nuts” on Colmes before the end of the month. Probably next week over Tax day.
“Billy says, “… and the reason we’re a different country is that people are no longer self-reliant or respectful. Or respectful.””
No O’Lielly, the REAL reason we’re a different country is because there are simply TOO MANY pompous and arrogant “born on third base but think they hit a triple” blowhards like YOU who spew nothing but HOT AIR 24/7/365. is it any wonder why today Al Gore and lots of reputable scientists are sounding the alarm about GLOBAL WARMING?
He is in no position to talk about respect given his betrayal of his now ex-wife with Andrea, how he treats her today, and his child.
NOTE TO BILLY
You are the one who is disrespectful. You curse like a sailor, and you treat your ex-wife like trash. Your behavior would never be accepted in the 1950’s. Look in the mirror next time.
I don’t care how you do it, miracle a wake-up call for the ‘people’ on Fox News. We’ve been praying for that for over a decade, how much longer do we have to wait?
Wow, that was weird. I wrote Ronald Reagan and I didn’t hear angels singing.