Glenn talks with O’Reilly about his new book, the NSA, Rand Paul, and more

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Glenn and Bill O’Reilly don’t always see eye-to-eye on everything – this morning was no exception – but they had a great conversation about some of today’s most pressing issues. On radio this morning, Glenn spoke with O’Reilly about his latest children’s book, Kennedy’s Last Days, the NSA whistleblower, Senator Rand Paul, and much more.

O’Reilly’s new book, Kennedy’s Last Days, is a kid friendly adaptation of his bestselling Killing Kennedy. “I mean, Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing, you know, McKinley and Garfield and whatever else, I’ve read them. I’ve actually read them… And I think they’re really, really good,” Glenn joked.

“The book that comes out today is the kids book of Killing Kennedy called Kennedy’s Last Days,” O’Reilly explained. “Our goal on the children’s history books is basically to introduce the kids to people that they may have heard of but, of course, know nothing about because the public school system doesn’t teach history anymore.”

With all that is currently going on in the news right now, Glenn switched gears to get O’Reilly’s thoughts on what is happening with the NSA. While the reaction to the whistleblower’s actions continues to be mixes on both the right and left, O’Reilly explained that he believes the PRISM program is unconstitutional and he supports Edward Snowden’s actions if the government overreach proves to be true.

“The PRISM program is unconstitutional if it’s actually happening,” O’Reilly said. “See, we haven’t seen any evidence that emails are being bundled and sent out to Utah where they’re stored. That is clearly unconstitutional. And the Supreme Court, it would take them 10 seconds to forbid that, and it’s a violation of the law to do it. But we don’t know yet because the whistleblower who is now apparently on the run hasn’t really put out anything to back that up.”

“I have to tell you, Bill, I am proud to call you friend on that,” Glenn responded. “You’re usually – I mean, you’re never mealy mouth or wishy‑washy but you’re usually not one to jump ahead of the game. And as you say, ‘Well, he hasn’t, you know, he hasn’t proven anything, he hasn’t – yada, yada, yada.’ But for you to be this strong, I’m pleasantly, I’m just proud. I’m proud to call you my friend.”

O’Reilly reiterated that he is always consistent in his analysis, and the Constitution clearly states what is legal and what is illegal when it comes to government intrusion and privacy rights.

Glenn pressed O’Reilly on why so many on the right – including Speaker of the House John Boehner and Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham – have come out against the whistleblower. Speaker Boehner went so far as to call Snowden ‘a traitor.’

“There’s a lot of denial, you know, in that area. But again, we haven’t seen any evidence that the government is doing that, if they are bundling e‑mails, seizing e‑mails from Americans and putting them, storing them for use in their own way as we you is an over at the IRS, what they did with private information, then it’s clearly unconstitutional,” O’Reilly said. “And I think Graham and McCain would admit that if the evidence was put forth. I think they’re operating in a theoretical world now, the war on terror world. I think that’s where they are. I could be wrong. I got Rand Paul on tonight. You know, I’m going to ask him that question: What about your colleagues McCain and Graham, why are they on the opposite side. Maybe he will have some insight on that.”

It is no secret that Glenn is a big fan of Senator Rand Paul, and while O’Reilly said he generally doesn’t like politicians, he applauded Sen. Paul as an independent thinker.

“I think he’s an independent thinker. I mean, I wouldn’t say he’s part of the establishment, no,” O’Reilly said. “But he’s got to be sane about Iran and things like that. You know, if he’s going to follow his father down the yellow brick road to insanity he’s not going to get anywhere, you know. You’ve got to recognize the danger when the danger is hitting you in the head.”

TheBlaze broke a story this morning about the State Department considering a formal request from the United Nations to take in Syrians as refugees and allow them to settle in California, Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.

Glenn believes the refugees will be allowed to enter the U.S., but O’Reilly was not convinced. “How do you think the Boston bombers got here? That’s how they got here. So, you know, is that a smart thing to do? Probably not,” he said. “There is a humanitarian situation going on over there. Turkey can’t take them all. But I think, you know, with our problems with the jihadists that would be a very controversial thing. I do not think Kerry is going to do that.”

Ultimately, O’Reilly asked Glenn to bet him his Texas ranch that the Syrian refugees will not be allowed to enter the U.S.

“That’s jealousy, ladies and gentlemen,” Glenn quipped.

But he did have one word of advice for O’Reilly. “I tell you what: you just consider one thing: Get the hell out of New York and the Northeast because the people are going crazy. And there’s two kinds of people: There’s half of them that don’t mind if you spy on them, if you give, just give me free stuff and I’ll live in any totalitarian state you want. It doesn’t matter. And the other half of the country that says, I want some freedom, and you’re in the wrong half. Just sayin’.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    The Syrian refugees will be relocated to the United States, for the sole reason of allowing the establishment of more Islamic extremist strongholds in America, and more spheres of influence for the establishment of Sharia law.

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    Honestly, one reason I think so many people are in denial of the massive chain of scandals and criminal activities, including PRISM and other intrusive programs, is thus:

    Each is large enough in their own right to be an Everest size event, trying to grasp the sheer dimensions of the corruption and criminality is more than most can grasp, or for that matter want to grasp.

    No matter what, we have to find ways to explain to people what is happening, why it matters to them and everyone else, and what we all need to do to eliminate it.

  • Anonymous

    Ask yourself this.  Why would our country bring in refugees whose ideology is to kill us?

  • landofaahs

    A govt. to big and powerful can only be cut down to size be cutting funding.  It’s amazing obama wants privacy for his college records etc.  But doesn’t think we have rights to privacy. Elitist Ivory tower syndrome.

  • Anonymous

    Why are John McCain, Lindsay Graham, and John Boehner  against the release of this information?  Because they are the problem. I see them salivating over getting their hands on this information for their own personal gains.  I still say Chief Justice John Roberts was a victim of this Database. Unlike these wimps, Snowden gave up a six figure salary and a life in Hawaii…I don’t know if I could have done that!  God be with you.

  • landofaahs

    All the talking heads get together when they are peddling their books.  Must be a nice cozy gig.

  • landofaahs

    What would you expect?  We did the same for those little terrorists in Boston.  But Obama is a muslim and it is what is intended, Trojan horse to bring America down.

  • landofaahs

    Because you are a muslim with the same ideology.

  • landofaahs

    I wonder what “Snoop” Doggs opinion on the NSA treason is.

  • http://TheConservativePush.webs.com/ SoThere

    He wants the NSA to stop busting the drug dealers coming across the border so he can toke up on some really good weed.

  • Anonymous

    Beg to differ with the great O’Reilly, but I don’t doubt it one bit,  the UN will be shipping them into the US lickety split.

  • Anonymous

    Beg to differ with the great O’Reilly, but I don’t doubt it one bit,  the UN will be shipping them into the US lickety split.

  • Anonymous

    Beg to differ with the great O’Reilly, but I don’t doubt it one bit,  the UN will be shipping them into the US lickety split.

  • Mikaelscot

    Really, O’Reilly? No evidence? It’s on their own website what they’re collecting and that Prism exists.

    http://nsa.gov1.info/data/index.html

  • greywolfrs

    Nah…We have dispensaries, that mexican dirt weed doesn’t even compare.

  • greywolfrs

    I read the article on The Blaze about the Syrian people they are talking about bringing in and it never ceases to amaze me why CA always gets the majority of these people. In the 70′s when Jimmy “the Peanut” was letting the Viet Namese boat people come here, we got a LOT of them. We got so many of those people, there is a large section of Garbage Grove that was renamed “Little Saigon.” We got screwed on the Amnesty Reagan and William “the Zipper” gave to illegals, now we will have to absorb these people too? That is complete B S and people wonder why CA is in such trouble. All the B S I hear about people from CA just isn’t true, we are infested with people who are NOT from CA and the FEDS are the reason.

    On another note, I see Bill is still running that old, tired crap about Ron Paul. No one has ever explained what makes him crazy, other than him having different views than them, yet he is the one who is crazy, not them. I love how that works.  

  • Anonymous

    “It’s amazing” that……
     
    1) The majority of dimly aware amerikans cannot grasp that the “boundless” informing/spying done by the NSA, CIA, FBI, DOD, DHS et al. is not something that’s being done for them, but to them.
     
    2) Mr. O (as in zero) is nothing more than a statist with an inflated opinion of himself who works for Faux News which, in turn, commits its own invasions of privacy on a smaller scale than Big-brother amerika.
     
    3) Mr. Beck is still on a journey of enlightenment which is taking far too long. The boundless amerikan-government wants boundless hegemony. What part of that don’t you get, Beck? 
     
    Dump Mr. O and the rest of those authoritarian-types who peddle the amerikan police-state. And embrace those who oppose  a Big Brother-Sister-Father-Mother State.

  • Rob

    Our country and government are too big.

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  • mspatdev

    Why don’t they send all of these people to Russia or Eygpt?  They have massive land and it isn’t being used. We in America do not want a lot of people in the USA. The government can’t even take care of all the people here. Why don’t they put their energy in to controlling OUR southern borders. If these people come in here they will be lazy and want the freebies. This is a prapaganda thing for the Demo’s and the dictator in the w/h. More votes for them all. Why doesn’t the U.N. send them to other countries instead of the USA? obammy wants to control us all by knowing what is going on with the American people. Russia informed the USA about the Boston murders and what did they do, NOTHING. They are lying to us about terrorists. This is what Hitler and Stalin did. THEY ARE TAKING MORE OF OUR RIGHTS AWAY. We are not the place for displaced people in the world. We don’t have room or jobs for them. We don’t have the money for them to spend. If the dictator in the w/h didn’t spend OUR TAX MONEY on the mid-east with billions of money, then maybe we could have about 100 of the people. We are not a muslim jihard nation. WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A FREE NATION. I DO NOT WANT THE SHARIA LAW IN MY COUNTRY. WE ARE A FREEDOM LOVING NATION. We are not a Hitler/obammy nation.

  • mspatdev

    Amen to what you have said.

  • 2 parrots and a dog

    This is off topic, but it is refreshing to hear O’Reilly talk as a normal human being instead of  belting out comments. I wish he would do it more often. I have  a great respect for you Glenn. You’ve been through many trials, but you keep on going. May God continue to bless you, your family, and all those hard working people behind the scenes. You are all true patriots. I don’t know if you have gotten or thought about a puppy because I don’t catch all your shows. You should. Giving love to a new dog isn’t replacing your loyal friend. No other dog can, should, or will. Thank you and your staff for all the hard work and dedication. A special thanks to your wife for being there for you. Her love, support and hard work are a great blessing. 

  • Anonymous

    I sure hope it doesn’t happen as we do not need anymore Muslims in America especially those from the Middle East.

  • Anonymous

    yeah hussein-obama+minions cutting funding for America and Americans but he finds money to give to terrorists. he cuts military funding and funds his IRS his “Civilian National Police Force” with the INjustice Department. the Oath of Citizenship says “you must renounce all allegiance to all other country’s” but everybody coming in AFTER ellis island closed aligns with everyone BUT America, including BarryHusseinObama! our european ancesters were thrilled to live here work here and learn the language and became AMERICAN! not african american, asian american spanish american,latino, but Just American. but then now they couldn’t play the race card when they need it, Europeans descent are not racist those who cry Race are racists!
    i think the Left and Right expression came from the Left and Right hand of God On the Cross, The criminal on the Left of Christ denied him in the end the criminal on the Right, Believed. just as why criminals go free and the just imprisoned,in this backward world, because we set free murderer Barabas and Crucified Jesus who did nothing wrong. well our admin and fellow Left do follow Lucifer from their playbook,RulesForRadicals, dedicated to Lucifer.

  • Anonymous

    yep! because barry-hussein-obomba is and always hasbeen an antiAmerican Islamist Terrorist!!he is creating an islam caliphate for his dictator-of-the-world
    soros’ new world order one world government.sharia law and eperanto language

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  • Anonymous

    it cant be done with Glenn alone he is our prophet leading US showing US the way Under GOD! to make US Believe again in God We Trust!! for hussein-obama believes he is the Almighty Profit! We The People But Follow The Prophet. Glenn Wants To Make US Leaders Not Followers..he is trying to find the next George Washington!

  • http://www.facebook.com/danicargal Dani Jones

    I ACTUALLY WATCHED A DOCUMENTARY LAST NIGHT WHICH DETAILED BOTH SIDES OF THE SYRIAN FIGHT. . .YOU KNOW, LISTENING TO BOTH SIDES, IT WOULD BE THE SAME IF WE WERE FIGHTING OUR OWN CIVIL WAR HERE. THE REBELS ARE GOD WORSHIPING PEOPLE, GOD NOT ALLAH, GOD! THEY WANT THE SAME FREEDOMS AMERICANS HAVE. ON THE OTHER SIDE, YOU HAVE THE REGIME FIGHTERS, THEY HAVE BEEN BRAINWASHED TO THINK THE WAR IS ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE, THEY ARE ONLY DEFENDING THEIR COUNTRY FROM TYRANNY. WHAT IF THAT WERE AMERICA? ON ONE SIDE YOU’D HAVE THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS FIGHTING FOR OUR LIBERTIES AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, ON THE OTHER HAND YOU’D HAVE OUR MILITARY BEING TRAINED AND TAUGHT THAT THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS ARE RADICALIST EXTREMISTS AND THEREFORE THEY HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY FROM THEM. THIS IS NOT SO FAR FETCHED. ESPECIALLY NOW THAT THE PENTAGON HAS HIRED MIKE WEINSTEIN TO TRAIN OUR MILITARY INTO THINKING THIS EXACT SAME THING. IT IS WHO WE ARE AS A PEOPLE AND AS A NATION TO HELP THOSE IN NEED. I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT IT CAN BE QUITE HARD TO DECIPHER THE GOOD FROM THE BAD, EVEN IN OUR COUNTRY. ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT ANY OF THIS IS THAT THE GOOD NOW HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO STAND AND FIGHT, NOW!! DO NOT HESITATE WE ARE ONLY AT THE FRONT DOOR RINGING THE BELL, WE’VE YET TO REALLY SEE THE EFECTS YET, BUT THEY ARE COMING AND ONCE THEY’RE HERE IT WILL BE CLOSE TO IMPOSSIBLE TO GET A HANDLE ON IT. IF WE DON’T STAND AND FIGHT TODAY, THERE WILL BE NO TOMORROW. . .STAND AND FIGHT AMERICA! IT IS WHAT WE DO BEST!

  • americanathlete

    I’m afraid we’re in for civil war. I don’t think it will be one big war like in the 1800′s. I think it will be small wars–mobs, gangs, etc. chasing God fearing, God loving Americans from their homes. Stock up on food storage, fuel, any necessary supplies that will help sustain you and your families thru these horrific times that are coming.

  • Anonymous

    I am quite frankly confused and not sure who is right regarding the NSA scandal.  Glenn thinks that Mr. Snowden is a hero, yet many very respectable people think he should be extradited, arrested and prosecuted.  I watched Mr. Snowden’s video, and I didn’t see anything heroic in it other than that he believes that the public should decide for itself whether this program is valuable or not.  The one concern about such a surveillance program would be if it ever got into the hands of a tyrant.  Now I’m not calling the President a tyrant although I vehemently disagree with just about everything he does and stands for.  Thanks for letting me express my opinion.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Snowden said nothing new. national Educational Television’s NOVA produced ” NSA: the Spy Factory” in a 2009 airing. this Documentary said what Snowden said and far more detail. Listen to minute 41 through 45 concerning all US and Worldwide emails, phone calls, tweets, G mail, Facebook etc They give great details. Watch it now; http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/spy-factory.html  This is educational. Is NOVA a traitor NO. The media is using this man as a DISTRACTION away from the White House, Benghazi, IRS targeting conservatives, and other religious groups. Snowden is not a whistle blower, traitor or anything but an American saying what has already been said by NOVA and others and already known except for those who are likely asleep at the wheel. I can’t believe that senators are surprised or ignorant of this. I knew it in 1997, and I am a nobody.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sam-Fox/100002550791413 Sam Fox

    greywolfrs, that’s because O’Really is a closet war monger IMO. Billy has said Ron’s foreign policy is crazy,  I assume because Ron would not have gone off to ME wars at the drop of a hat & cost the military industrial complex some big $$.

    Billy railed on Dr. Paul’s FP but never bothered to show us what that policy is. If Ron’s FP is so bad, Billy goat coulda shown us.

    O’Really CAN’T bring up Ron’s FP. If Billy did that, & was actually truthful, Billy goat would show his viewers that Ron’s foreign policy is the same as the US Founders. Which of course would make Billy look like the goat’s hind end he really is.

    I noticed the same pattern from those that opposed Ron Paul. They always made generalized, wide sweeping statements, called  Ron crazy & so on, but NEVER showed what Ron himself said or wrote & then took it apart.

    If they were truthful in their Ron Paul ‘exposes’ they would have shown that Ron Paul is/was the real Constitutionalist deal us supporters of Ron’s said he was.

    SamFox

  • Anonymous

    bill protects bho what a washed out old man

  • Jeo Ten

    The size of the country is fine.  The size of the government (federal and most states) are too big … way too big.  It’s time to pare down the size of the federal government by voting people in who will do it.  We can start by shutting down the IRS and deploying a simple, fair, flat tax with a tax return the size of a post card.  Let’s do 17% for everyone and every business.

  • Anonymous

    Question Why is obama promoting now about the possibility of getting involve in the Syria war ???? Even we might be arming and aiding abetting with air cover enemies of United States ,Free World ,Israel !!! ??? Could part of the reasons be to shift the spotlight off the major scandals that rocking obama White House ??????????????????????????????????????

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ted-Thomas/100000473633534 Ted Thomas

    Glenn, this story is suspicious. I didn’t know what to think of this man at first. There wasn’t much about Snowden, where he used to work, where he works now. That wasn’t dug into deeply as of yet. The fact that Snowden is out in the open & is not fearing any reprecussions from the Chinese’s extradition policy with the United States tells me this man’s intentions weren’t for our benefit as citizens, although I’m glad to know about it, I fear he’s a defector & that’s why he isn’t afraid of extradition. Not just a defector but, by doing this, he’s given the Chinese detailed knowledge of the NSA program, how it’s executed from the inside & with the current stories of Chinese hacking our computers I feel extremely uneasy about this & it’s very disconcerting.

  • Anonymous

    Syrians refugees in America.  NOPE.  We don’t need to import terrorists.  Let Russia take them in.  They have  the land, they are closer geographically and ethnically   

  • Anonymous

     Your Ignorance is staggering.  You must live in Disneyland. 

    I suggest you immediately watch this    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqIcd73lHPw   ,  followed by parts two and three.  40mins total.

    I’ll not be able to watch it again.   Now think, amongst other things, you just equated these people with Americans.

  • Anonymous

     Have a look at Egypt on a map idiot.

  • mspatdev

    I am not an idiot. If the people are from the mid-east send them all back home. I’m sure that Egypt will have some land in the desert. There is a lot of wasted land in parts of Egypt like there is in Nevada, Calif., Arizona, Utah, Texas. I have been there.

  • Anonymous

     Egypt’s a very thin strip of agriculture. The rest is pretty much uninhabitable. I’ve been there lots too.  There’s not enough water over or underground to support any development even if there was a will or a way to do it.   And who are you wanting to send there anyway ? Syrians ?

  • mspatdev

    Well, that would be a good place for them. Some people in the prisons don’t want to go home, but we still support them in a life style of prison. Some of T.V.’s, good food and lot of extra’s. Send these people to the Egypt desert. Anyone that doesn’t want to obey OUR laws can go there. There is so many illegals in this country and they want there rights. NO, they aren’t citizens. They are to lazy to get their citizenship.