Pam Spaulding

Barney Frank on the air with a completely unhinged Bill O'Reilly

Filed By Pam Spaulding | October 05, 2008 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Fundie Watch, Media
Tags: Barney Frank, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News

O'Reilly looks like he's about to have an aneurysm as he tries to pin the mortgage meltdown on Barney Frank. A snippet of the insanity:

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O'REILLY: You said it's not the best right now, but going forward this is going to be solid.
FRANK: Right...
O'REILLY: People lost millions.
FRANK: I didn't say solid, I didn't say swell. You distort consistently. And you think ranting and raving...
O'REILLY: All right.
FRANK: don't want to talk about 1994, like no history is relevant. The fact is that you had a problem with an administration -- conservative.


O'REILLY: I know, it's all the conservatives, it's all the Republicans and not you.
FRANK: Oh, come on.
O'REILLY: None on you. That's a joke.
FRANK: You won't have a rational discussion.
O'REILLY: That's a joke.
FRANK: The joke is to think I could have a rational discussion with you. You're ranting.

The full transcript is here.

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Slow day today I guess.

Bill O'Reilly is an over compensating drama queen.

I hate the way he acts and speaks and I also don't understand why anyone agrees to appear on his show. Unfortunately, this time I don't disagree with his finger pointing and I have 0 sympathy for Barney Frank.

I wish Keith Olbermann would do the same thing to any other politician that has participated in deregulation and now is trying to create a distance between the votes of the two political parties that worked together in the creation of the corporate welfare and the robbery of the treasury.

Read this:

Here is the House roll call vote on the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999 (Senate also available):

Here is a necessary and missing voice from the VP debate held a few days ago:

Frank voted against this bill, but he was in the vast minority of Congress. If he is going to defend votes like that then he deserves to be screamed at - by O'Reilly and all of us.

I wonder if it is important to feed into O'Reilly or do as Hillary did, ignore the bastard.
Of all the gay people who have appeared on O'Reilly's show I would say Michaelangelo Signorile and Wayne Besen come out on top. They didnt get all sputtery and spitting like Barney. It is Wall Street Republican's fault, priviledged black and white CEO's, but I don't think Barney knew squat about the financial meltdown, and his feathers seem to be ruffled at the least little thing in any interview. Wonder what his blood pressure reading is ? Must be off the charts. O'Reilly is naturally mean, so his blood pressure probably stays in normal range by just being Bill.

O'Reilly is disgusting. He should be shunned by all.

Father tony,
I think the correct word is "stunned," as in stun gun.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | October 6, 2008 12:14 AM

It is amazing to me that American conservatives would constantly pay homage to an foreign owned media entity. Rupert's evil spawn dare insult any American member of congress? And they wonder why they have trouble getting serious interviews?

Don't you wonder how many people thought O'Reilly was being an ass and how many thought he was a hero? The ruminating alone could cause many a sleepless night...

Too funny. Great video!

I like the "it's both parties' fault" thing Republicans are trying to push. Um, it's not, and they'd better give up that line because Americans aren't buying it.

Charles Merrill, That's because Wayne Besen and Michelangelo Signorile, as much as I dislike them, are not liars like Frank. It was easy to stay cool-headed because they were being honest.