Bill O'Reilly fires back at absurd attacks from liberal publication Mother Jones

Mother Jones published a brutal attack on "King of Cable News" Bill O'Reilly, claiming he has misled viewers about his role in covering the Falkland War between Argentina and the United Kingdoms. This one is not going to end well for Mother Jones, an already discredited liberal rag that appears heading for another round of hefty discrediting.

"Mother Jones. Bottom rung. Nobody reads it," Bill told Glenn. "Why I'm even bothering with this is because once and for all, I'm going to put a stake through the heart of these irresponsible websites who pick up crap, throw it out there as fact, even though they know it's a lie."

"This is so absurd. We'll be able to prove it because I have all the memos from CBS telling me what a great job I did, covering the Falkland Islands War from Argentina. And, by the way, I never said one time in my life that I was on the Falkland Islands because no Americans were. And so that's the fact there," he continued.

Bill also called out the author of the article, David Corn.

"The big tip off of the article is when David Corn, who is a rank liar and a political assassin, says that I, quote, excoriated Brian Williams, when everybody on earth knows I went out of my way to be compassionate to the man on Jimmy Kimmel," Bill said.

Read the rush transcript of the interview below:

GLENN: Stop the music. Because this is going to be -- this is a very important thing here. I don't ever recall a time -- do you ever recall a time where I sighted with Mother Jones?

PAT: It has never happened. We checked the records.

GLENN: It has never happened. It's a rag not even worth your time even paying attention to or investigating because everything they say is a Marxist lie.

PAT: That's why we were so surprised at what a great job they did on this particular article.

GLENN: Boy, oh, boy. They have hit the mother lode on this one. The number one story on the Blaze today is Bill O'Reilly answering the charges of Mother Jones. Again, a complete rag and discredited rag, I might add, except perhaps in this case. They're saying that Bill O'Reilly is the next Brian Williams and he lies and makes up stuff about his reporting.

STU: It shows how good their reporting must be to win you over.

GLENN: Exactly right.

PAT: It does.

GLENN: We have the horse's mouth on the phone with us now, Brian -- I'm sorry -- Bill, nice to have you.

BILL: I'm glad I'm on that side of the horse, Beck.

[laughter]

GLENN: How are you doing, O'Reilly?

BILL: I'm good. Great intro. You know, so what do you want to know, Beck?

GLENN: Well, I want to know about this lie that you were somehow or another on the beaches in the Falklands, shooting things up.

BILL: I know. Look, you're absolutely right. Mother Jones. Bottom rung. Nobody reads it. But the internet is the big story. So what we're doing tonight and why I'm even bothering with this is because once and for all, I'm going to put a stake through the heart of these irresponsible websites who pick up crap, throw it out there as fact, even though they know it's a lie. This is so absurd -- and we'll be able to prove it because I have all the memos from CBS telling me what a great job I did, covering the Falkland Islands War from Argentina. And, by the way, I never said one time in my life that I was on the Falkland Islands because no Americans were. And so that's the fact there.

GLENN: So hang on just a second. You're also here claiming that you are an American.

BILL: Yeah, that's true. But the big tip off of the article is when David Corn, who is a rank liar and a political assassin, says that I, quote, excoriated Brian Williams, when everybody on earth knows I went out of my way to be compassionate to the man on Jimmy Kimmel. So this guy, I mean, he must think that the folks are as stupid as he is. However, I'll give the Beck listeners all over the country, we are going to show tonight a memo written by CBS News New York and sent to the South American chief in Buenos Aires telling him what a great job Bill O'Reilly did covering the final battle in the Falklands War, which took place in the Argentine capital. We have the memo. Thirty-three years, beck. And I found it last night deep in the basement.

PAT: That's great. That's great.

GLENN: It makes me say, okay, well, maybe Bill O'Reilly is telling the truth, but it also gives me an image of your home being one of those homes with the pack rats that save everything and you live in -- the hoarders --

BILL: I know you're a God-fearing man.

GLENN: So you are saying -- you are saying --

BILL: I found this memo.

GLENN: You're telling me your home is not filled with stacks of papers and you're living within jars of urine. Right?

BILL: What's the matter with you, Beck? What is the problem with you?

GLENN: Hey, by the way, I have to tell you something, when I come to New York, I have something that a friend of mine just -- just purchased that is either going to make your day or will make you weep. I happen to have a friend who just purchased the medical records and the autopsy report from Patton. It includes everything including his toe tag.

BILL: Wow, that's fabulous. It backs up what we wrote in Killing Patton. I can guarantee that. Right?

GLENN: Well, I will bring it to you. And if you would like to peruse, I'm going to give you some gloves. I don't know what you have. Brownies or whatever you have on your hands.

BILL: You know, Beck, that I fought with Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. You know that. Right?

GLENN: So, Bill, what do you think should happen to Brian Williams?

BILL: I think he's punished enough. I don't think I'd give him the Nightly News, but I'd put him somewhere else. You know.

PAT: Do you think there's any chance after a six-month suspension there's any chance they have him back in the anchor chair? Because we don't think that's even possible.

BILL: No, probably that isn't. But, again, I think they can put him somebody else. And maybe Meet the Press, that kind of thing.

GLENN: Should he be the head of NBC News at this point?

PAT: The managing editor?

BILL: Is this a facetious question, Beck?

GLENN: No. I wanted to make sure we were on the same page. Does MSNBC, do you think they will ever see the irony they're letting this guy go, but they have Al Sharpton and all those other clowns on there that lie for a living?

BILL: You know, it will be very interesting to see what happens to the MSNBC network. They're all, what, we call in the business, scratching now. Which means, they don't have any visible audience at all in many of their hours.

GLENN: They're literally being beaten by Al-Jazeera in some hours. I mean, that's impossible.

BILL: But, you know, it shows you that the American people are -- and this goes back to Mother Jones. Once you prove someone to be a liar, all right, which is what Jones accused me of, but now they'll get it rammed right down their throat. Because I have a paper that backs up exactly what I said is true. Once that happens, it's really hard for anybody to deal with you at all. And I think that's what happened at MSNBC. So it will be interesting to see.

GLENN: What do you think will happen with net neutrality?

BILL: I don't know.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: I'm just letting that hang there. I don't think I've ever heard Bill O'Reilly say that. I don't think I've ever heard you say I don't know.

BILL: I don't know, Beck.

PAT: Is it a topic you're not that interested in, Bill?

BILL: Yeah. Really, I have to try to get these jihadists under control. Can you believe what's happening overseas? I can't believe how bad it's getting.

GLENN: Seeing it was a caliphate and I was the one that was mocked for saying that at Fox, yes, I can believe what's happening over in the Middle East.

BILL: It was the way you said it, Beck.

[laughter]

GLENN: Bill, it's always good to talk to you. Next time I'm in New York, I'll bring you the medical files of Patton.

BILL: I'd be fascinated to see it, thank you.

GLENN: All right, man. Appreciate it.

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What happened?

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a 30-year-old still living in his parents' home must move out, CNN reported.

Failure to launch …

Michael Rotondo, who had been living in a room in his parents' house for eight years, claims that he is owed a six-month notice even though they gave him five notices about moving out and offered to help him find a place and to help pay for repairs on his car.

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“I think the notice is sufficient," New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood said.

What did the son say?

Rotondo “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises, and claims that this is simply a component of his living agreement," he claimed in court filings.

He told reporters that he plans to appeal the “ridiculous" ruling.

Reform Conservatism and Reaganomics: A middle road?

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Senator Marco Rubio broke Republican ranks recently when he criticized the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by stating that “there's no evidence whatsoever that the money's been massively poured back into the American worker." Rubio is wrong on this point, as millions of workers have received major raises, while the corporate tax cuts have led to a spike in capital expenditure (investment on new projects) of 39 percent. However, the Florida senator is revisiting an idea that was front and center in the conservative movement before Donald Trump rode down an escalator in June of 2015: reform conservatism.

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The "reformicons," like Rubio, supported moving away from conservative or supply-side orthodoxy and toward policies such as the expansion of the child and earned income tax credits. On the other hand, longstanding conservative economic theory indicates that corporate tax cuts, by lowering disincentives on investment, will lead to long-run economic growth that will end up being much more beneficial to the middle class than tax credits.

But asking people to choose between free market economic orthodoxy and policies guided towards addressing inequality and the concerns of the middle class is a false dichotomy.

Instead of advocating policies that many conservatives might dismiss as redistributionist, reformicons should look at the ways government action hinders economic opportunity and exacerbates income inequality. Changing policies that worsen inequality satisfies limited government conservatives' desire for free markets and reformicons' quest for a more egalitarian America. Furthermore, pushing for market policies that reduce the unequal distribution of wealth would help attract left-leaning people and millennials to small government principles.

Criminal justice reform is an area that reformicons and free marketers should come together around. The drug war has been a disaster, and the burden of this misguided government approach have fallen on impoverished minority communities disproportionately, in the form of mass incarceration and lower social mobility. Not only has the drug war been terrible for these communities, it's proved costly to the taxpayer––well over a trillion dollars has gone into the drug war since its inception, and $80 billion dollars a year goes into mass incarceration.

Prioritizing retraining and rehabilitation instead of overcriminalization would help address inequality, fitting reformicons' goals, and promote a better-trained workforce and lower government spending, appealing to basic conservative preferences.

Government regulations tend to disproportionately hurt small businesses and new or would-be entrepreneurs. In no area is this more egregious than occupational licensing––the practice of requiring a government-issued license to perform a job. The percentage of jobs that require licenses has risen from five percent to 30 percent since 1950. Ostensibly justified by public health concerns, occupational licensing laws have, broadly, been shown to neither promote public health nor improve the quality of service. Instead, they serve to provide a 15 percent wage boost to licensed barbers and florists, while, thanks to the hundreds of hours and expensive fees required to attain the licenses, suppressing low-income entrepreneurship, and costing the economy $200 billion dollars annually.

Those economic losses tend to primarily hurt low-income people who both can't start businesses and have to pay more for essential services. Rolling back occupational licenses will satisfy the business wing's desire for deregulation and a more free market and the reformicons' support for addressing income inequality and increasing opportunity.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality.

Tax expenditures form another opportunity for common ground between the Rubio types and the mainstream. Tax deductions and exclusions, both on the individual and corporate sides of the tax code, remain in place after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Itemized deductions on the individual side disproportionately benefit the wealthy, while corporate tax expenditures help well-connected corporations and sectors, such as the fossil fuel industry.

The favoritism at play in the complex tax code perpetuates inequality. Additionally, a more complicated tax code is less conducive to economic growth than one with lower tax rates and fewer exemptions. Therefore, a simpler tax code with fewer deductions and exclusions would not only create a more level playing field, as the reformicons desire, but also additional economic growth.

A forward-thinking economic program for the Republican Party should marry the best ideas put forward by both supply-siders and reform conservatives. It's possible to take the issues of income inequality and lack of social mobility seriously, while also keeping mainstay conservative economic ideas about the importance of less cumbersome regulations and lower taxes.

Alex Muresianu is a Young Voices Advocate studying economics at Tufts University. He is a contributor for Lone Conservative, and his writing has appeared in Townhall and The Daily Caller. He can be found on Twitter @ahardtospell.

Is this what inclusivity and tolerance look like? Fox News host Tomi Lahren was at a weekend brunch with her mom in Minnesota when other patrons started yelling obscenities and harassing her. After a confrontation, someone threw a drink at her, the moment captured on video for social media.

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On today's show, Pat and Jeffy talked about this uncomfortable moment and why it shows that supposedly “tolerant" liberals have to resort to physical violence in response to ideas they don't like.