It was a slow week going into the Christmas season, but Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly still ruled the cable news ratings. When averaging nightly ratings last week on Showbuzz Daily, The O’Reilly Factor averaged 3.63 million viewers a night, while Megyn Kelly averaged 2.8 million.
One of Mr. O’Reilly’s biggest shows occurred on Wednesday evening when he talked about out of control college professors.
“As we have been reporting, many colleges throughout the country have been dominated by far left teachers who are now hysterical about the election of Donald Trump,” he began.
Soon, O’Reilly played a viral video of a Costa Mesa, CA, teacher telling her students that Donald Trump is a white supremacist president, and incoming Vice President Mike Pence is one of the most anti-gay people in this country. She said that we are living during a difficult time, but that we can get past that. Perhaps her most controversial statement was that the election of Trump was an actual act of terrorism.
According to the Orange County Register, the teacher, Olga Perez Stable Cox, received many threats and had to leave the state. On Monday, many protested for and against Mrs. Cox. Bill O’Reilly referred to her comments as gibberish, slander, and lamented what he called the “assault” of her own students. He noted that she said this in a psychology class, but that Mrs. Cox needs a psychologist herself.
“It’s up to each individual state to monitor what happens in their public colleges and high schools. Even in private schools, if the institution gets taxpayer money, the state has a right to know what is going on,” O’Reilly angrily said, adding that state governors must hold college administrators responsible for the crazy stuff that goes on in their classrooms.
Megyn Kelly didn’t cover the college campus “crisis” as much as Bill O’Reilly, but she did spend a lot of time dealing with President Obama’s threats against Russia for allegedly interfering in the United States election. She began Thursday night’s episode with an accusatory tone.
“President Obama is vowing to ‘take action’ against Russia for interfering with the United States election — a threat that comes just hours after reports that he was well aware of Russia’s threats months ago, but intentionally kept the information quiet since he thought Hillary was going to win.”
Kelly noted that the fact Obama knew about Russia comes after the White House unleashed a string of allegations against Donald Trump with Press Secretary Josh Earnest claiming that Trump not only knew about the Russian interference, but that the president-elect actually encouraged it.
Kelly soon showed a video of Trump spokesperson Kellyanne Conway addressing the situation.
“That is breathtaking [the charges]. I guess he is auditioning to be a political pundit after his job has ended,” Conway indicated in an interview, adding that Earnest acted incredibly irresponsible.
CNN tried to explain why Obama didn’t come forward about this until now.
“Obama administration officials dispute that the internal debate was slowed by anything other than the deliberate work of law enforcement and intelligence agencies. They say that the administration had to let the investigation take its course before making a policy response.”
Megyn Kelly, who wasn’t buying that explanation, then had New York Congressman Peter King and a CIA-trained retired officer, Tony Shaffer, on her show to discuss the situation. King said that the Intelligence Committee is taking sides over the incoming president, while Shaffer said that there is no new major information, and the hacks could have been from an upset DNC insider.
In the next week, we will definitely hear Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly’s thoughts about the Electoral College, which certain groups are trying to persuade to not finalize Donald Trump’s election. Did you watch The O’Reilly Factor or The Kelly File this past week? Let us know in the comments section.
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