O'Reilly ordered [his co-host] Wiehl's mike cut after mishearing her on U.S. attorney issue
On the March 21 edition of Westwood One's The Radio Factor, host Bill O'Reilly attacked co-host Lis Wiehl for asserting that the Bush administration had offered to allow White House staffers to appear before the congressional committees investigating the controversial firings of eight U.S. attorneys only if no transcript of the interviews is produced.
...Revisiting a common tactic, O'Reilly instructed his staff to turn off Wiehl's microphone: "Cut her mike. Cut her mike. She's not allowed to speak for three minutes." He went on to ask: "What can we do to her? What can we do to her?"
...From the March 21 edition of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:
... They're not gonna allow subpoenas to float into the Oval Office on a question of politics, especially since he's making them available to testify in front of Congress. And if they lie, they go to jail. All right?
WIEHL: That's right. But there's no transcript of it. There's no way that we're -- the people are gonna find out about it.
O'REILLY: No, wait a minute. Hold it. That's another lie.
O'REILLY: You see. I don't like you today.
WIEHL: Why not?
O'REILLY: Because you are not -- you did not do your homework.
WIEHL: Yes, I did!
O'REILLY: No, you didn't. You did not do your homework. There is a record of every word that is said.
WIEHL: Such interviews would be private and conducted without the need for an oath, a transcript --
O'REILLY: Oh, open transcripts.
WIEHL: -- subsequent testimony, or the subsequent issuance of --
O'REILLY: Stop. Stop. Stop talking.
WIEHL: So how would we ever find out about what happened?
O'REILLY: Stop talking. It's not about you, and you're misleading the audience. Stop talking.
...WIEHL: But you just started with saying this doesn't have an effect on we, the people. It does have an effect on we, the people --
O'REILLY: No, it doesn't.
WIEHL: Yes, it does.
O'REILLY: It has nothing to do with you. It has nothing to do with your life.
WIEHL: Your local law-enforcement officer, the head local law enforcement in your state has everything to do with your life.
O'REILLY: No, it doesn't. And now you made a terrible mistake, and you're smarter than that, and you misled my audience, and I'm furious. I am furious at you.
...O'REILLY: No. All right. You see? I'll scold my own people here 'cause they're not -- she's not telling you the truth. There is a transcript. Every word Karl Rove and anybody else said would be on paper. If they lied, Leahy could take that and have them charged with lying to Congress, and you get five years for every lie. Wiehl and all the other propagandists tell you there is no transcript. And then when you call them on it, she sneaks in the word "open transcript." Open, which means The New York Times gets it. OK. That's what Bush doesn't want.
Because The New York Times gets the transcript and, as we demonstrated yesterday, cherry-picks and twists things around, OK, to make points that aren't true, like the immigration thing in New Bedford. Babies weaned from mothers' breasts because the feds -- you know, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.
But the bottom line is, and I'm gonna take a break and then let Wiehl talk again, but I'm furious at you.
Anyone want to take bets on how long before he strokes out? Seriously, i mean, DAMN. His own co-host is a propagandist! That's gotta be rough.
"I don't like you today!"
The grownups are back in charge, oh FUCKING FUCK YES.