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O'Reilly endorses the public option, which he previously called "socialism"

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posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 05:28 PM

O’REILLY: The public option now is done. We discussed this, it’s not going to happen. But you say that this little marketplace that they’re going to set up, whereby the federal government would subsidize insurance for some Americans, that is, in your opinion, a public option?
OWCHARENKO: Well, it has massive new federal regulation. So you don’t necessarily need a public option if the federal government is going to control and regulate the type of health insurance that Americans can buy.
O’REILLY: But you know, I want that, Ms. Owcharenko. I want that. I want, not for personally for me, but for working Americans, to have a option, that if they don’t like their health insurance, if it’s too expensive, they can’t afford it, if the government can cobble together a cheaper insurance policy that gives the same benefits, I see that as a plus for the folks.

(Tried to post the vid, but I can only do YouTube or Google video)

I wonder why O'Reilly wants the public option now if, as he says, it's dead? Trying to score points with moderates and progressives now, since it's "safe" to do so?

posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 05:57 PM
Wooooow...just wow.

I'm not sure what to say. This is beyond belief.

Now he supports "socialism"? So when does Glenn Beck start screaming like a banshee and crying about how one of his own has gone to the dark side?

I'm sure there's some Fox fan/O'Reilly lover that's going to twist this one into a pretzel to justify this "flip-flop".

posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 06:09 PM
Faux News is just part of the two headed coin. I use to listen to Glenn Beck a lot. Now I just watch him to glean certain items.

e.g. Faux News came out with the same low ball numbers for the protest on 9/12. Beck has been the only one on Faux to give the real numbers. I would give him more cudos if he called out Hannity and O'Reilly. Think about it, is the backlash on Beck due to Liberals or is it a play by TPTB? O and H have always been hacks, look what both of them did to R. Paul.

Dem=Repub as is to MSNBC=Fox News maybe a new paradigm/theorem

may need to look into this a little bit

posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 06:47 PM
reply to post by nunya13

It's pretty obvious after watching this overall healthcare reform process
that money and influence is controlling the opinions of many pundits.
O'Reilly merely got a good offer from some entity that wants to
generate support for the Public Option. After all, O'Reilly is a pretty
influencial talking head. -cwm

posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 06:54 PM
Bill O'Reilly making sense? I never thought I'd see the day...

Perhaps he does have a head on his shoulders, after all. The whole 'Socialism' thing is a right-wing fear tactic. I guess he's finally waking up to that.

posted on Sep, 17 2009 @ 09:01 PM
I like to watch O'Reilly from time to time. I enjoy how smart I am compared to Steve Ducie (sp?) and Martha McCallum when they play the pop culture quizzes. I enjoy listening to the Dennis Miller segments, just because he has such a grand grasp of vocabulary. No matter if I have ever agreed with Miller, he just says it so cool. lol. However, I don't get wee weed up about O'Reilly. He will act one way, one day, and the next, act in the opposite way, spinning like a spinning top all the while. No spin zone, except for the host.

Do you need examples? Just watch his show for, say, about two weeks.

posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:11 PM
reply to post by carewemust

Is there a way to find out his financial connections as of late?

posted on Sep, 18 2009 @ 12:23 PM
Every once in awhile bill o'really has lucid moments and this is one of them.

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