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O'Reilly: Romney, Gingrich Will 'Say Anything' To Win: UPDATED

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly doesn't understand why anyone would listen to Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich because "hey'll say anything" to win the GOP nomination. CNBC's Carl Quintanilla asked O'Reilly on Monday
9 years ago by David
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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly doesn't understand why anyone would listen to Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich because "[t]hey'll say anything" to win the GOP nomination.

CNBC's Carl Quintanilla asked O'Reilly on Monday if Gingrich could move ahead by attacking Romney for making millions while laying off thousands during his days at Bain Capital.

"You know, I don't know who listens to this kind of stuff," O'Reilly shrugged. "I've got Romney on tonight on [The O'Reilly Factor]. It's all gamesmanship. It's amusing to us because we don't have anything else to do."

"But who cares about what Gingrich says about Romney or vice versa? They're trying to get the nomination! They'll say anything!" he added.

"It's all about trying to position your opponent as a demon out of 'The Exorcist.' So, it goes in, it goes out. The folks are smart. They'll make the right decision."

O'Reilly told Quintanilla that while he respected Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), "I don't think she has a chance this time around."

As for Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), "[h]is foreign policy disqualifies him," O'Reilly said.

UPDATE: John Amato

BillO was bragging about his new book on NBC about Lincoln, saying it's being taught in schools now, but as has been previously reported, it has some serious accuracy issues. O’Reilly’s Lincoln book crammed with inaccuracies

And Justin Elliot reports:

A reviewer for the official National Park Service bookstore at Ford’s Theatre has recommended that Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling new book about the Lincoln assassination not be sold at the historic site “because of the lack of documentation and the factual errors within the publication.”
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A second expert reviewer trashes O'Reilly's book, finds more errors.]

BillO suddenly calls Bill Clinton one of the smartest politicians we've ever seen because he's going on The Factor, but Bill and FNC made their bones off of trashing Clinton with every black helicopter story they could find so as usual O'Reilly is forgetting his past hatred of Clinton. Very typical indeed.

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