Bil O’Reilly and Alan Colmes got into a bit of a shouting match on Wednesday night.
The Fox News host and the radio talk show host were talking, shortly before they were screaming, about President Obama’s spending cuts. O’Reilly argued that the President has not made any “specific” proposals about spending cuts. When Colmes countered saying that the President wanted to make cuts to entitlement programs and Medicare, O’Reilly accused him of lying.
O’Reilly apologized for the outburst today, although he did say that he was glad that the incident occurred. The Fox News host said that his outburst brought attention to the issue.
O’Reilly said: “Lots of folks talking about my shootout with Alan Colmes last night where I asked him what specific budget cuts President Obama has proposed. Colmes hemmed and hawed saying the President is promising to cut Medicare or something. But the truth is Mr. Obama has not put forth any specific federal spending cuts. It’s all a bunch of general nonsense and so Colmes and I got into it.”
O’Reilly said that he was sorry for using the word “lying” but was glad that the yelling match occurred. According to the Fox News host, the outburst brought attention to the issue and showed people that it was time to wake up.
O’Reilly said: “Even though I’m sorry I said Alan was lying — I should not have used that word — I’m glad the exposition occurred. We the people need to wake up. The President of the United States is not looking out for the country right now. He’s hell-bent on destroying the Republican Party and he does not seem to care if the nation collapses as a result.”
Here’s the video of Bill O’Reilly and Alan Colmes yelling at each other.
Here’s the video of O’Reilly’s explaining his outburst.
So, that’s it. Glad that whole thing is settled.
Oh, wait. Kristen Powers and O’Reilly restarted the argument shortly after “The Memo.”
O’Reilly and Powers managed not to scream at each other (for the most part) but they still argued over the same points. Powers brought the “specific” cuts to the argument but O’Reilly still wasn’t convinced.
Powers said: “You need to admit you are wrong. You are wrong about this and now you’re playing a game.”
Are you a fan of Bill O’Reilly? Do you agree with him? Has the president failed to provide specific cuts?