O’Reilly: Trump Would Be Wise to ‘Embrace Only Facts’ in the Future

Bill O’Reilly tonight had words of criticism for both side after today’s big House Intelligence Committee hearing, calling out Democrats for not caring about leaks but also saying President Trump seriously erred by claiming wiretapping in the first place. He said that this has “harmed the president” because while other Obama-era surveillance has been revealed to the public, it doesn’t bolster Trump’s specific case. O’Reilly suggested, “In the future, the president would be wise to embrace only facts in his pronouncements.” O’Reilly also addressed the issue of leaks, saying he fully expects the FBI to find out who’s behind them. Watch above, via Fox News. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

My Pick For The Next Fox News Breakout Star

eric-bolling-photo Over the past few months, Fox News has witnessed unprecedented movement in its on-air ranks. Tucker Carlson took the ball and ran (with his program outdrawing his predecessors), while Greta Van Susteren — and later Megyn Kelly — found greener pastures elsewhere (albeit for very different reasons). In the Roger Ailes era, major changes at the network were rare, leaving little real chance for movement. So, with this newfound opportunity gold rush at (or from) Fox, who is best poised to make the next meteoric rise? My cable news Ouija board is spelling out Eric Bolling. (Insert eye roll here.) Yes, the conservative pundit has been toiling in only somewhat prominent spots on the Fox farm for a long time, but Bolling’s extensive — and often controversial — track record put him in the perfect spot to become the new Fox News darling. Back in 2006, CNBC was Continue reading "My Pick For The Next Fox News Breakout Star"

‘He’s Tied to the Mast of This Ryan Ship’: Krauthammer Says Trump Won’t Cut Loose From Paul Ryan

Following President Donald Trump’s rally this evening, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly welcomed contributor Charles Krauthammer to discuss Trump’s remarks. According to Krauthammer, he noticed in Trump’s address that despite news out of Washington that many Republicans aren’t thrilled with the American Health Care Act, Trump kept pushing the new plan at the rally. And that means he’s sticking with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. “Some of the stories are, there conflicting stories, that some of the Trump supporters, the people in the White House, his loyalists, are trying to cut loose from Paul Ryan and are trying to make distance,” he told O’Reilly. “And what I heard here was not that.” Krauthammer added, “I think Trump has decided he is tied to the mast of this Ryan ship and that is the vehicle with which he is either going to succeed Continue reading "‘He’s Tied to the Mast of This Ryan Ship’: Krauthammer Says Trump Won’t Cut Loose From Paul Ryan"

‘Talking Points is Only Going to be Three Minutes’: O’Reilly Mocks Maddow Over Length of Opening Monologue

During tonight’s The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly utilized his ‘Talking Points Memo’ segment to take some shots at a competitor in the wake of a broadcast that likely pulled in huge ratings. Highlighting the public reveal of two pages of President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return by Rachel Maddow last night, O’Reilly first ridiculed the notion that reporter David Cay Johnston merely received the documents in the mail, as he’s claimed. “What a lucky guy,” O’Reilly derisively remarked. After stating Johnston gave the documents to Maddow so he could “spout all kinds of gibberish” on the air, O’Reilly then took aim at Maddow herself. “Now, before the actual return was shown to the audience, the cable news host, Rachel Maddow, delivered a 20-minute monologue,” he said. “‘Talking Points’ will only be three minutes.” He added, “She said 20 minutes worth of stuff, Continue reading "‘Talking Points is Only Going to be Three Minutes’: O’Reilly Mocks Maddow Over Length of Opening Monologue"

MSNBC Now Using Andrea Mitchell’s ‘Unruly’ Moment in Network’s ‘This is Who We Are’ Campaign

Yesterday, a tweet sent from Fox News host Bill O’Reilly account caused a bit of an uproar as it described NBC News host Andrea Mitchell’s attempts to get Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to answer questions during a photo-op as “unruly.” (A Fox spokesperson would later tell Mediaite that someone from O’Reilly’s website sent the tweet and neither O’Reilly or anyone from the network were involved.)

Shortly after that tweet was sent, Mitchell had some fun with it by signing off of her MSNBC broadcast by saying “that does it for this unruly edition Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

Well, it didn’t take long for MSNBC to use Mitchell’s “unruly” moment in their ‘This is Who We Are’ campaign. Starting today, the network is running a 30-second promo centered on Mitchell’s confrontation with Continue reading "MSNBC Now Using Andrea Mitchell’s ‘Unruly’ Moment in Network’s ‘This is Who We Are’ Campaign"

O’Reilly to Bob Woodward: You Don’t Think You’re Being ‘Used’ by People Leaking from White House?

Bill O’Reilly tonight spoke with The Washington Post‘s Bob Woodward about leaks coming out of President Trump‘s administration and whether he feels he’s being “used” by people coming forward to leak information.

O’Reilly opened his show tonight blasting the WikiLeaks document release of alleged CIA spying and hacking programs as a “treasonous” act. He said that the White House needs to make investigations of such leaks a top priority.

Woodward said that press outlets, when they receive information from leakers, verify the information and make sure they don’t publish things that “get people killed.”

O’Reilly said he personally wouldn’t run something from an anonymous source “who tells me something I can’t verify.” Woodward brought up the Post‘s reporting about Jeff Sessions and Michael Flynn and said what they reported on was verified and “presented in a careful way that does Continue reading "O’Reilly to Bob Woodward: You Don’t Think You’re Being ‘Used’ by People Leaking from White House?"

‘That Does it for This Unruly Edition’: Andrea Mitchell Responds On Air to O’Reilly’s Twitter Diss

Earlier today, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly took to Twitter to provide a bit of commentary on NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell.

This was in reference to Mitchell getting escorted out of a State Department room when she pressed Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his guest to answer questions during a photo op. Tillerson was meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Mitchell tossed out questions to both men regarding Russia.

Well, at the end of today’s broadcast of MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Mitchell answered back to O’Reilly.

“And that does it for this up unruly edition of Andrea Mitchell Reports,” she said. “Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Craig Melvin is up next on MSNBC.”

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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