Bill O'Reilly, the protector of the "traditional family," got into an animated discussion with Fox News' Kirsten Powers over the North Carolina anti-Trans bathroom law debate and the entire transgender issue. And as he put it, "It's beyond crazy."
What got Bill's goat was a Charlotte Observer editorial which supported the transgender community.
O'Reilly wigged out over the prospect of little girls and boys sharing a bathroom and when Kirsten tried to respond to his apocalyptic claims, Bill kept interrupting her to the point where she said, “Bill, let me finish. I can’t even finish one sentence. You have to let me finish, like one or two sentences.”
Bill was so riled up, that he went as far as saying trans-issues are, "designed to make Americans believe there is no difference in gender at all."
When Powers responded by telling him, "that's not what it's designed to do," Bill, unfazed, replied, "Yes it is, of course it is. It's what the progressives want."
Did you know we (progressives) want to live in a world where women are men, boys are girls, your age is anything you say it is, until it gets to the point as crazy Dr. Ablow suggests, "transgenderism would pave the way for people to declare their own races."
During their debate, Powers got frustrated by Bill's assertion for his support of the traditional family. She's pretty used to sparring with Bill and made some good points against his incessant interruptions.
Here's more transcript from Media Matters:
BILL O'REILLY (HOST): Factor follow-up segment tonight, the entire transgendered restroom issue is beyond crazy.
So according to this loony newspaper, if you have a young daughter, you should be accepting of the fact that a transgendered boy could shower next to her after an athletic exposition. That is insane. The solution to the problem is simple and has been going on for decades, private installations for people who are transgender. Joining us from Washington, Kirsten Powers. So do you understand how crazy The Charlotte Observer is?
KIRSTEN POWERS: No. I don't; actually.
O'REILLY: You don't.
POWERS: I read the editorial.
POWERS: Nothing about it seemed crazy to me.
POWERS: All I'm saying is I don't think it should bother you. I don't think this person is not preying on your daughter, this person is not a pervert, there is nothing is wrong with this person.
O'REILLY: It's not a matter of preying, it's a matter of being appropriate. You see, I'm glad you are coming on and I'm glad you said what you said. I had to interrupt because I wanted to steer you into the rights of the mass of people, which are being violated by this insane program.
POWERS: It's not insane.
O'REILLY: Yes, designed to make Americans believe there is no difference in gender at all.
POWERS: That's not what it's designed to do.
O'REILLY: Yes it is, of course it is. It's what the progressives want.
POWERS: No it’s not and that’s the way people who oppose this want to frame it because that’s what they want to make it about that but it’s not what it’s about.
O’REILLY: To impose this kind of a situation to young children who don’t understand transgendered or anything else – to impose it to the government impose it – is such a violation of parental rights, of children’s rights, of everybody’s rights.