Bill O’Reilly and Glenn have a great relationship. They’ve done The Bold/Fresh Tour and Glenn regularly appears on The O’Reilly Factor on Friday nights. Bill has always looked at Glenn’s “theories” with a healthy dose of skepticism, but on his FOX News show last night he started to say a lot of the same things that Glenn has been saying for months.
Last night, O’Reilly discussed the budget battle that was raging in Congress last week, and said that President Obama reluctantly agreed to many budget cuts because the American people are starting to realize the “danger of owing $14 trillion.”
Bill then played audio of Obama saying, “This agreement between Democrats and Republicans on behalf of all Americans is on a budget that invests in our future while making the largest annual spending cut in our history.
O’Reilly then ran through a series of sound bites and articles from Progressive commentators and politicians, all of whom were either angered at the President’s remarks “celebrating his defeat” or ridiculing the GOP. Sen. Schumer said the GOP wants to lay off teachers and end research, while Rep. Weiner said they want to defund “organizations that do all kinds of good things like Planned Parenthood.”
Scariest of all the clips, however, came from George Soros who said, “Our country could actually absolve some more of that in order to get the economy going.”
“What Soros says, the key to this: The Fed should get the economy going, not the private sector, the Feds, and there it is. Far left wants the government to control the economy. Not private industry,” O’Reilly said.
So how does Glenn feel about O’Reilly coming around to his theory that the left wants a government-controlled economy?
‘I think this is huge that Bill O'Reilly would say that because Bill has always been, you know, the balance to me, I think.”
Bill O’Reilly has always claimed that he’s not into “theorizing”, as Stu put it, but that he would report on these types of stories as they were happening.
“You have to have people who are looking to war game stuff and say, wait a minute, here's a theory, this person follows this person, we should talk about this. And then you have to have someone else who's saying, wait a minute, I have to be skeptical of that until I see it absolutely happening. I mean, the fact that both of those standards have been tripped I think is significant, hugely significant,” Stu said.
“My job is to, as I see it, see what is going on, put it all together and tell you what's really happening behind the scenes and what is coming and what it means. His job as he sees it is to report the news and then also give you analysis of what that news is as it is happening. So I just think it is a huge, huge development,” Glenn added.