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Bill O’Reilly Blows Up At Laura Ingraham In Epic Segment Over His ‘Thump The Bible’ Comments
Mediaite ^ | April 2nd, 2013 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 04/02/2013 7:58:07 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat

Bill O’Reilly tonight responded to criticisms from the right over his commentary last week that gay marriage opponents need to do more than just “thump the Bible” if they want to win the argument. After a Talking Points Memo largely focused on mocking liberal media attempts to gin up a feud between himself and Rush Limbaugh, O’Reilly brought on Laura Ingraham, who actually told O’Reilly he was wrong in saying what he said. O’Reilly was stunned with Ingraham, shouting over her and telling her “I’m disappointed in you.”

RELATED: Conservative Radio Host: Bill O’Reilly’s Mockery Of Gay Marriage Opponents A ‘Hanging Offense’

Ingraham first surprised O’Reilly by agreeing that there actually is a feud of sorts going on between him and people like Limbaugh, given Limbaugh’s harsh condemnation of O’Reilly’s commentary. O’Reilly dismissed the idea he and Limbaugh are enemies, saying “I don’t care what he says, he can say whatever he wants.”

Ingraham agreed with O’Reilly that gay marriage opponents are not always good at making their case, but said O’Reilly unnecessarily insulted them. O’Reilly insisted he made an “honest point” about gay marriage, and shocked Ingraham by saying that opponents cannot cite the Bible in a policy argument. Ingraham told O’Reilly he was being disrespectful, which led O’Reilly to tell Ingraham he’s “disappointed” in her.

O’Reilly scolded her for criticizing her for his “accurate description,” saying he doesn’t really care whether it was unhelpful or if anyone took offense, it was an “accurate and honest attack.”

Watch the fiery segment below, courtesy of Fox News:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bible; foxnews; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; ingraham; oreilly; whoisoreilly
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1 posted on 04/02/2013 7:58:07 PM PDT by Corporate Democrat
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To: Corporate Democrat

Such theater. These people are actors providing entertainment. They have no beliefs, no principles.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 7:59:28 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

3 posted on 04/02/2013 7:59:59 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: Corporate Democrat

The reason you can’t really follow this story is because BOR rarely makes any sense. He makes it up as he goes along and then defends his point to death.


4 posted on 04/02/2013 8:02:03 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Corporate Democrat

Watching explosive a**holes isn’t my idea of a good time, thus I do not watch Bill O’Really.

What he gets mad at and yells at make not one iota of difference in my life.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 8:03:10 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Williams

6 posted on 04/02/2013 8:03:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Williams

BOR is smug and smarmy. I agree with him a lot but you can see how great he thinks he is in those beady shifty eyes.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 8:04:08 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

Where does Bloviating Bill think we get our moral principals from? The government?

If we abandon the Bible, we are nothing more than a bunch of animals.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 8:04:38 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Corporate Democrat

Who needs commie ‘RATS when Republicans are ripping one another apart? I saw this and I found it disgraceful. But hey! America is toast anyway. “What difference does it make?!”


9 posted on 04/02/2013 8:04:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Corporate Democrat

BOR was WRONG!


10 posted on 04/02/2013 8:04:51 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Corporate Democrat

Bill O’Reilly, what a doofus


11 posted on 04/02/2013 8:05:01 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Williams

BOR is always about BOR. BORrrrrrrring. To many, there is no greater authority than the Bible, not BOR.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 8:05:15 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


13 posted on 04/02/2013 8:06:22 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: dfwgator

Yup, he’s a real piece of work...or a piece of something.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 8:06:31 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

I quit watching FOX the first time because of Eyeliner Boy Smith and Whorealdo during their Katrina sobfest.

I tried watching again last year, but quit again after less than a month of O’Blowhard


15 posted on 04/02/2013 8:08:08 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Corporate Democrat

The end of O’Reilly’s career is nigh.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 8:10:43 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

O’Reilly is a legend in his own mind.


17 posted on 04/02/2013 8:11:16 PM PDT by dragonblustar (2 Peter 3:18)
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To: Corporate Democrat

I wonder if Bill finds it hard to breathe with his head up his @$$ all the time.


18 posted on 04/02/2013 8:12:06 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: dontreadthis
Laura passed on the Loofah.

Bill doesn't like it when they pass on the loofah.


19 posted on 04/02/2013 8:12:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
...Republicans are ripping one another apart?

What does this have to do with Ted Baxter?

20 posted on 04/02/2013 8:13:14 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATS! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: originalbuckeye

“BOR was WRONG!”

I have a buddy that is a dear friend. But he makes an occasional error. If, by some chance, you call him on it, he gets all bent outta shape. In fact he blew up because I didn’t agree with him when I didn’t even know what he was talking about.


21 posted on 04/02/2013 8:13:56 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (It only takes one to start hostilities. It takes two to agree to end them.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

” - - - shouting over her - - - “

Billy Boy OR always shouts over all of his guests.

“If you can’t be good, be RUDE!”

Here is a Listening Point Memo, Billy Boy: Only MSNBC’S Chrissy Matthews shouts over the top of his guests more than you do. Must be a Liberal Journalist thing - - - .


22 posted on 04/02/2013 8:14:00 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: svcw

i just watched it. would not let laura get in more than two words. i just shut it off. i really dislike BOR. he makes my stomach turn.


23 posted on 04/02/2013 8:14:01 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

You get it. Scripted and practiced.


24 posted on 04/02/2013 8:15:01 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Corporate Democrat

O’Reilly, Colbert, Maher, and Stewart are all blowhard comedians, their pronouncements are meaningless.


25 posted on 04/02/2013 8:15:05 PM PDT by hometoroost
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To: Corporate Democrat

Once again, I’m glad I don’t have cable or Fox News (specially BOR.)


26 posted on 04/02/2013 8:15:59 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Corporate Democrat

No wonder his wife divorced him. Arrogant control freak who even hired a so-called independent therapist, who was making recommendations on custody issues, as a child care provider.

That go over to well with the judge.


28 posted on 04/02/2013 8:18:27 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Corporate Democrat

Bill O’Reilly is a rude bastard that doesn’t deserve the time of day.

Laura Ingraham cowered to O’Reilly.


29 posted on 04/02/2013 8:18:35 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Corporate Democrat

Bill O’Reilly is a rude bastard that doesn’t deserve the time of day.

Laura Ingraham cowered to O’Reilly.


30 posted on 04/02/2013 8:19:21 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Corporate Democrat

Bill who?

I haven’t watched him for about 7-8 years, simply because, it’s all about him, and the opinions of other have to be wrong if they dare disagree with him. And, his decision to be “ambiguous” about his stance on most matters, instead of standing for his principles, and was more about trying to draw a bigger audience instead of mostly conservatives. When the reason for having a show becomes more about getting a bigger audience, then the content of the show and the host, won’t matter much.


31 posted on 04/02/2013 8:19:27 PM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: Corporate Democrat

I saw the fiery segment and desperately wished Laura would have gotten up and taken her mic off and left the set. Let the bullying jackass sit there and pontificate to his heart’s delight. Ever notice that the more threatened he is by someone’s disagreeing with him, the louder and more interruptive he gets?

Frankly, I think he’s getting worse. He appears to be losing it these days. He’s getting to be unwatchable for me, and I’ve always had a high tolerance for him despite his aggravating ways. He’s moved from the “must watch” column to the “optional if I can’t find anything better to watch” column.

I guess I’ll move on permanently. I’ll miss the Bernie Goldberg and Dennis Miller segments, but oh well.

BTW, I LOVE that Rush refers to him as Ted Baxter!! ROFL!


32 posted on 04/02/2013 8:19:54 PM PDT by ru4liberty
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To: Gator113

Laura Ingraham is just as bad as BLOWreilly for appearing on his show.


33 posted on 04/02/2013 8:23:51 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: SeaHawkFan

Divorced him and married a cop. He certainly paid for the loofah incident.


34 posted on 04/02/2013 8:25:33 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Corporate Democrat

When I bought my dish last year, I was excited that I would
be able to watch FOX news for the first time in years.
Wow, how it has been so disappointing. While I never cared for the Obloviator, I thought there would be some decent presentations by others, but I see little worth watching
I rarely watch any news now.


35 posted on 04/02/2013 8:25:59 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Corporate Democrat

O’Reilly should not be even mentioned in the same sentence with Rush. Rush is an original thinker. O’Reilly is a loudmouth gasbag.


36 posted on 04/02/2013 8:27:05 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: svcw

I quit watching the clown as he changes his mind more then any prostitute. Hell, Shepherd, plus that fat liberal with suspenders and then Alan C. who appears/speaks like he’s gay or has a mouth full of—have driven me to old Gene Autry westerns.


37 posted on 04/02/2013 8:27:36 PM PDT by Lumper20 (`)
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To: CaptainK

Not many women divorce a guy and then marry a cop. It usually goes the other way.


38 posted on 04/02/2013 8:27:55 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: digger48

I remember how refreshing Fox once seemed. It’s all gone downhill now.


39 posted on 04/02/2013 8:29:56 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: AlexW
Wow, how it has been so disappointing.

Agreed.

Red Eye is the only show worth watching anymore.

40 posted on 04/02/2013 8:30:04 PM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: Corporate Democrat

The Bill O’Reilly show is taped. They could have redone things and cut out the Laura Ingram segment. It went on because this is what brings in the viewers and ratings


41 posted on 04/02/2013 8:32:05 PM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing Joe Pine)
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To: dfwgator
That folks, is the stereotypical Irish temper. All we need is the Tullamore Dew and the full beard to really get the caricature.

(and yes, I can say that, as my surname originally started with an O before it was dropped).

42 posted on 04/02/2013 8:37:21 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: ClearCase_guy

They are all a bunch of gas bags who play for the audience. O’Reilly is the biggest fraud of them all.


43 posted on 04/02/2013 8:38:09 PM PDT by septimus2100
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To: dfwgator

He belongs back on Inside Edition. Phony of the first order. A real conman. All the way to the bank.


44 posted on 04/02/2013 8:38:25 PM PDT by septimus2100
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To: Corporate Democrat
The Leprechaun treated her poorly and discourteously yet he was a gentleman to Allen Colmbs.
45 posted on 04/02/2013 8:38:27 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Gator113

“Laura Ingraham cowered to O’Reilly”
Here’s the way it works. One wrong step and you don’t come back on. Everyone expecting to come back on with the rude one knows the ground rules. You can only go so far in attacking the rude one. I’ve seen that with all of his guests and regulars. The rude one has gotten worse lately. His attack on Laura tonight was typical because he knew he was in the wrong. Later the rude one admitted to Krauthammer he should have used a different term then “Bible thumper”. If the jackass had manned up he would have said that to Laura right up front.


46 posted on 04/02/2013 8:39:23 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: svcw

No place for you BOR in a conservative world. Glen Beck! Re-double your effort to buy a Cable channel on the TV! We need a really right of center point of view! Maybe Oprah is ready to sell her failed ego station? Maybe Trump can back you or Sarah Palin? The New Conservative order is coming like a running squid of Minutemen—not a moment too soon. Hey, I think it could even make money—lots of money!


47 posted on 04/02/2013 8:42:47 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Corporate Democrat; mickie; flaglady47
Watching the O'Reilly-Ingraham segment this evening was like watching raw spousal abuse.

This was not orchestrated and rehearsed. Laura was genuinely ticked and discomfited....O'Reilly was his genuine arrogant and dominineering self.

I, too, would have ripped my mike off and walked off the set if I had to sit through O'Reilly's sadism. Laura showed class in the face of piggish behavior.

The Bloviator is revealing more and more who he really is. He pretends to be a practicing Catholic, yet the other night he stated over and over that he believes the Biblical miracles are allegorical.

And then he slams Christian believers who oppose gay marriages as "Bible thumpers" (translation.....redneck, ignorant and bitter Bible and gun clingers).

The man is getting more unhinged every night.

We constantly rake Chris Matthews over the coals for his certifiable raving lunacy on the air, and guess who is rapidly gaining ground on the Tingler..........none other than the high and mighty BO'R.

I feel for Laura. She's under contract with Fox and has to eat the insults, the bullying and the condescension from O'Reilly. It was so uncomfortable to watch this segment tonight I still am shaken a couple hours later.

Leni

48 posted on 04/02/2013 8:45:17 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: usconservative

Actually Bill is just an A hole 10% vs. the MSM’s 100%.

We are falling for the commie’s divide and conquer. I can nit pick anyone all day. They can find my faults all day long too. How many journalists can we name who are good and we agree with?


49 posted on 04/02/2013 8:45:58 PM PDT by Lumper20 (`)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

First thing I turn off after the news, when I watch the news, is BOR.

He is a dolt.


50 posted on 04/02/2013 8:47:37 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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