February 4, 2009

Bill O'Reilly was in prime form last night with nearly a week's worth of weird video. But the weirdest had to be his discussion with two women attorneys, one of them a California prosecutor close to the case of the California mom who bore octuplets recently. O'Reilly is clearly of the opinion the state should intervene -- and he gets downright nasty about it, especially when one of the two women attorneys he brings on as guests, Courtney Pilchman, tries to bring him 'round to reality:

Pilchman: You know, I don't think it's abuse. And with all due respect, I think that there is nothing to indicate that this mother is substandard in any capacity. I've seen interviews in the local media where there's a nanny or housekeeper who says she's a wonderful mother. Now, adding the eight kids, that's gonna be a task. I wouldn't want 14 children -- most people wouldn't want 14 children. But unless those kids are not receiving the proper medical attention, they're not receiving food, there's no abuse.

O'Reilly: OK, but Ms. Pilchman, I have to challenge. You're gonna sit there and you're gonna tell me that a woman with six young children at home -- allows herself to give birth to eight more, and she's a wonderful mother?

Pilchman: She could be, there's nothing --

O'Reilly: With a three-bedroom apartment, with no father, and no -- and can't afford anything -- you're gonna say she's a wonderful mother, madam? Don't you know how s-- ... outrageous that sounds?

Pilchman: You know, Bill, what evidence do we have that she's not a good mother?

O'Reilly: We have 14 human beings! One of which weighs a pound and a half! Isn't that enough evidence, counselor?!!

Pilchman: No. No. Premature births happen all the time.

O'Reilly: Oh. It's not. Then we're living in a twilight zone, we're not living in America anymore! If a pound and a half baby, and 14 babies in a three-bedroom apartment, or house, is not enough evidence, we're not living in America anymore! We're living in 'do whatever it is you wanna do, we don't care about the kids'! That's what we're living in!

Now, I'm not a woman, but I wonder how women who view this video feel about Bill O'Reilly afterward.

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