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>> if you don't like it, get out. >> you are about to enter the no spin zone. factor begins right now. i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching this special watters world of the factor. for the next hour, we test the knowledge of every day americans on the history of our country, our founding fathers, our representatives in congress today. we begin it all in boston, massachusetts. >> pinhead or patriot? >> pinhead. >> he's the president. >> pinhead. >> all that change. it's really not changing. >> you don't like the president? >> no. the guy's weak. >> he's one of the best president's we have had since jimmy carter and bill clinton. >> oh, my god. >> patriot.
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>> why a patriot? >> he's the president. you can't disrespect him. >> what? i want respect. >> i think he's a nice chap but he's been handed a poisoned chalice. >> you are a poet or just english? >> yeah, baby. >> how is obamacare working out so far? >> good, great. >> pinhead or patriot? >> it's mitt romney, right? >> do you want to be in his binder full of women? >> i think i would get pushed. >> pinhead or patriot? >> it's tom carey. who is tom carrie running against? >> hillary clinton. >> patriot. >> patriot? >> yeah. >> why? >> i believe he knows business. >> pinhead or patriot? >> patriot. >> yeah. >> you voted for him? >> his heart is in the right place. >> you know who this is? >> is it gold -- >> yes, it's mitt romney.
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why didn't he run for presidency? i do not know. >> i love scotch, i love scotch. >> so, pinhead or patriot? you look like you could fill it for ten straight hours. >> that's never happened to me before. i must be tired. >> you know what? i think he's a patriot. she's standing up for what he believes in. >> not related to tom cruise? >> not related to tom cruise. >> i do like what the tea party stands for so i'm going patriot. >> is that ted cruz? >> that is ted cruz. >> he's looking chubbier. >> i'm a fan of eating white castle burgers. >> who do you think it is? >> i'm not sure. >> i don't know. third base. >> watch your step. >> what i need is a couple good stiff drinks. how about you? >> pinhead or patriot? >> patriot. i respect him. >> who is it? >> i have no idea. >> i'm from california so -- >> sorry to hear that. >> pinhead.
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>> you get no argument from me on that. >> patriot. >> patriot? >> yeah. >> who is this? >> i don't know who that is. >> you never seen her before? >> no. >> that's a hard one. >> wasn't so hard. >> she's the house minority leader. word. >> any politician should have to read a bill before they vote on it. it's time for her to go. >> go! come on! >> patriot. she's strong. if she heard me say anything else, she would probably punch me. >> you can act like a man. what's the matter with you? >> i'm pretty short. he's pretty tall. >> wait, what do you mean? >> pinhead. one, she's a republican. >> she's actually a democrat. >> is she? are you serious, clark? >> pinhead or patriot? >> i like him. >> you like him? >> i like him. you want to have a beer with this guy? >> yeah, i would like to have a beer with joe biden.
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>> don't cost nothing. >> he's the number two. >> he's the number two? >> what exactly do you do mr. number two. >> you don't know who the vice president of the united states is? >> no, but i know the president. >> you should be proud. >> pinhead. >> why? >> you never know what's going to come out of his mouth. >> he looks like a pinhead. sorry, mate. >> why does everything i do sound like a leprechaun. >> pinhead or patriot? >> he's got a nice smile, man. >> you like the chompers? >> yeah, they're perfect. >> the guy is everything you're not supposed to be but his heart is in the right place. he's the definition of what a patriot should be. >> that's an old picture because he's gained some weight. >> who do you think this is, if it's not the vice president? >> probably the speaker of the state or something. i don't know. >> i don't give a -- that's your genius. >> pinhead or patriot? >> half and half. >> one goes one way, the other goes the other way. >> half and half?
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>> i don't know how much support he has within the party. >> going with patriot? >> i'm going with patriot. is he on your network? >> no. >> do you know what boehner's job is? >> the treasury or something? >> look at those eyes. >> could be evil, couldn't he? like the new j.r. ewing. >> look deep into his eyes. >> microphone is cutting out. >> if his skin was a little bit darker i would think he would look like george clooney. >> ted nugent called. he wants his shirt back. >> what about his eyes? baby blue. >> that's your dad? >> who is your daddy and what does he do? >> harry reid. nailed it. pinhead or patriot? >> i don't know, i don't care. >> you got to show you got some confidence in yourself. >> harry reid, what do you think he does? >> reads. >> he reads? >> i like it. i got one tiny comment. >> pinhead. >> pinhead?
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why is this guy a pinhead? >> he is so ultimately a party line guy. >> he look like a pinhead. >> harry -- >> harry. >> i don't know. truman? >> truman? >> you've got to stop thinking about it. >> last one. >> there's my man right there. bill o'reilly. watch him every night. >> this is my favorite, pinhead or patriot? >> oh -- >> what? >> what? >> what? >> you said what? >> patriot or pinhead? >> pinhead. look at him. >> that's a very seductive look. absolutely. >> patriot. >> yeah? >> pinhead. >> is this the o'reilly show? i love him. everything is good. >> next on the rundown, watters went out to find out what the
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folks know about their chief executives. >> speak softly and carry a big -- >> stick. >> who said that? >> oh, my god, i forgot his name. >> teddy roosevelt? [ bleep ] >> watters is next. xt. fact. every time you take advil liqui-gels you're taking the pain reliever that works faster on tough pain than extra strength tylenol. and not only faster, stronger too. relief doesn't get any better than this. advil. yeah?om. we got allstate, right? uh-huh. yes! well, i found this new thing...
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much about their country because we are celebrating presidents' day, we commissioned a special watters world. jesse went out and posed questions based on famous presidential quotes. >> we are doing something for presidents' day asking people about famous slogans, the buck stops here. >> trump. >> no. >> franklin roosevelt. >> no, it's truman. mr. truman. >> truman. >> the bus stops here? >> not the bus, the buck. >> i'll turn this damn bus around. >> harry -- >> truman. >> harry truman. >> harry truman. >> that's what i said, i swear. >> who said that, the buck stops here? >> i don't know. >> who? >> don't know. >> oh, you don't know? truman. >> i don't know. nixon. >> what did he do in life? >> he was the president. >> he was? oh, my god, i feel stupid.
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>> this certainly comes as shock to me. >> who did harry truman bomb? do you remember? >> i'm going to say it. russia. >> no, japan. speak softly and carry a big -- >> i don't think i'm going to be around here much longer. >> speak softly and carry a big -- >> frame. >> speak softly but carry a big -- >> stick. >> excellent. do you know who said that? >> roosevelt. >> which one? >> teddy. >> very good. >> that's exactly who i mean. >> carry a big stick, [ bleep ]. >> put a quarter in the square jar. >> i don't remember. >> teddy roosevelt. [ bleep ]. >> what are you so mad about? ♪ >> there's nothing to fear but -- >> fear itself? >> who said that? >> i just did.
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>> edgar alan poe. >> fdr. >> very good. >> a house divided against itself cannot stand. >> um -- >> lincoln? >> lincoln, i don't know. >> you got it. >> embarrassingly enough, i haven't heard that one. >> you haven't heard that? >> no, rub it in. >> who did lincoln free? >> the slaves. >> are you sure? >> not sure. >> come on, man. >> ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country. >> thank you anyway. >> okay. >> i think i hear my mother calling me. >> ask not what your country can do for you, but -- >> what you can do for your country. >> very good. >> you can do for your country. >> very good. who said that? >> john f. kennedy. >> excellent job. >> kennedy? >> you got it! ask not what your country can do
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for you but -- >> what your country can do for you. >> that's what i said. >> ask not what your country can do for you but -- >> what you can do for your country. i didn't come up with that one. >> who said that? >> bill clinton. >> jfk. >> you know something, he's right. >> you watch the "o'reilly factor" on fox news channel? >> he was funny at the kennedy awards. >> he's the only one not nervous about what i'm going to say. >> do you watch the "o'reilly factor"? >> yes, not a fan. >> my husband is addicted to it. >> i did read one of his books to have an open mind. >> that's nice. >> what do you think you're doing? >> spin stops here. >> that's right. >> how many people would you say you queried out there? >> about a dozen, maybe more. >> if you had to give them a collective grade, what would it
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be? >> i would give a c-minus. everybody knows the jfk quote. other than that, it was difficult. and to clear something up, we don't just scrape the bottom of the barrel here. two people bombed the jfk quote which was pretty easy. one went to fordham and one went to nyu. >> before you shoved the mic in their face, you asked about them? >> no, i said where do you go to school, he said nyu. and i said oh, boy. how much did that cost? >> that would be an art. you talk to them before? >> a little bit. a little bit. >> i get a lot of mail that you're looking for morons. >> it's not that difficult in penn station. >> one woman had a fur coat. that must have cost a lot of money. some were homeless. we get a wide variety. >> you didn't have any homeless there, did you? >> the dark skinned woman with the hood, i think he was hanging out at penn station. >> maybe she was under cover.
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she could have been a new york city detective. >> that's right. it's a sting. >> i don't think you should generalize, watters. jesse watters with watters world on deck. he goes to earth day. can't wait. >> how do you help the environment? >> i recycle. >> i grow a lot of plants. >> you grow plants. >> what kind of vegetables? >> tomatoes. >> big tomatoes. >> pretty good size. >> juicy? could i try one of your tomatoes one time? >> if you come over. >> right back. you know that dream... on my count. ...the one where you step up and save the day? make it happen. (crowd) oh no... with verizon xlte. hey guys, i got it right here! we've doubled our 4g lte bandwidth in cities coast to coast. so take on more. with xlte. on the largest, most reliable 4g lte network.
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the nation celebrated earth day. although many missed it. there were some events around the country. we sent watters down to one in lower manhattan. ♪
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>> happy earth day. >> happy earth day, it's the best day of the year. >> that's great. >> what country do you think is the biggest polluter? >> america. >> probably us. >> i'm going to say us. >> why? >> have you been to detroit? >> they must have the wrong idea around here. >> which country do you think is the biggest polluter? >> don't ask me that, don't ask me nonsense, kid. >> what's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this. >> i would say south america. >> south america is not a country. >> thailand. >> china. >> because their massive coal they use right now in their production. >> don't be an idiot. >> come on. >> shut up, don't be a moron. >> what is global warming? >> i don't really know what it is. i just believe in global warming. >> people say the earth is getting warmer. >> why they saying that? >> over the last 15 years, how much has the earth's temperature
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increased? >> how the heck do i know. global warning is not caused by mother nature. it's caused by god bringing judgment, okay? >> how much do you think the earth warmed over the last 15 years? >> 35. >> 3.75 degrees. >> 15 degrees. >> 100 and something degrees. >> that would cook you right here on the sidewalk. >> 1. >> .11. >> i thought there was global warming, what happened? >> what, the cat got your tongue or did he eat that for breakfast, too? >> whoa, whoa. >>s or richlt -- sorry. >> it's right here. >> stranger danger. stranger danger. >> what is worse for the environment, cars or cows. >> i'm going to say cars, but in in a weird way i think it's the cows. >> cars. >> cars. >> cows. >> cow believe that? >> no, i can't believe there. >> it's true, the u.n. says
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so. >> well that explains it. >> do you believe the u.n. >> yeah. i feel like it's a give and take. we get to eat them, but you can't eat a car. >> cows because they fart. >> extreme relaxation. >> how do you personally help the environment? >> i recycle. >> i drive a really efficient car. >> i don't litter. >> that's very green. >> yeah. >> you're like al gore. >> who's al gore? >> he was the vice president, big green guy. >> i'm wearing magical crystals. i love the earth. >> can you heal me with those crystals. >> put it on your third eye. this is the amethyst. soak it in, soak it in. >> oh, my god. >> i grow a lot of plants. >> you grow plants? >> yeah. >> what kind of vegetables? >> tomatoes. >> big tomatoes? >> pretty good size. >> juicy? can i try one of your tomatoes one time? >> if you come over. >> dream weaver. >> please, i have a headache. >> i'm a whacky chicken, but i
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believe in love. >> can you give bill some advice on how to be a green guy? >> i just want to invite bill to take a few moments to tap into here. >> tap in, bill. >> what do you think he should do to help the environment? >> buy up all the beef. >> where's the beef? >> use solar panels. >> tell people to recycle. >> do you watch watters world? >> i do not. >> i'm watters and you are in my world right now. >> oh, fabulous. so happy to be here. >> i don't buy that. >> what should americans do to combat climate change? >> recycling programs and solar energy. maybe bike, taking the bus. >> it's a loaded question. >> turn off the lights. stop driving so much. >> what's going on? >> we are interested in why you chose him. it seems like you guys would like to misrepresent our organization and make it look like some kind of hippy thing. >> thanks for interrupting.
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>> this conversation is over. >> what happens to solar energy when there's no sun outside? >> it stores the energy from when there is sunlight. >> when energy is coming along faster than solar power. >> what happens when the wind stops blowing? >> it restores it, like, it just builds up the energy. >> come again? >> so, did you drive or did you walk? >> um, i actually drove. >> i drove. >> uh-oh. what about all those missions? i'm sorry? >> i don't know what we're talking about. >> this isn't about us taking a trip across the country. this is about young people standing up for our future. >> how did you get here? >> i drove. >> you don't have shoes on. what is that about? >> i didn't want to wear them. >> that's the truth. >> what i'm going to do when i get home is plant some trees. >> you are going to plant trees when you get home? >> i love anybody who loves trees. >> it happens to be a great passion of mine.
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>> gas prices are astronomical right now. what would you do to reduce them? >> stop using gas. >> what is this? >> a prius. >> when the gas prices go up, take off friday. >> if everyone does it, it works. >> you don't want to get rid of cars, do you? >> it might not hurt. >> do you even know what you just said. >> how would people get around? >> you change the way cars are run. algae potentially. >> algae powered cars? >> yeah. >> what? >> al gore, are you a fan? i think that al gore's. he's not the answer, though. >> me and the o'reilly man probably agree on a dislike of al gore. i'm going to assume he does. >> that's why i'm successful. >> you must be the change. you've got everything it takes to do it. come on and let's get this done. >> so what did you think of the gore speech? >> we didn't go. >> we just got back from -- >> just finishing breakfast.
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>> what about van jones. are you a fan of van jones? >> i don't know who that is. >> i'm baaack! >> do you ever watch the "o'reilly factor"? >> no. what's that? >> that's the funniest damn thing i have ever heard. >> sometimes i watch fox news. >> what's your favorite show in? >> the simpsons. >> i'm not an o'reilly fan. >> are you the affiliate fox news? >> no, this is for bill o'reilly. >> it is in? >> i love him. >> watters asking the folks military questions on memorial day. military questions on me avo: waves don't care what age you are. take them on the way you always have. live healthy and take one a day men's 50+. a complete multivitamin with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. age? who cares. sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering so, i'm walking down the street, sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering just you know walking,
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coastal north carolina cleaning up after a brief visit from hurricane arthur. the state's popular beach towns getting back to normal after being dealt a glancing blow. the storm's effects still remain, the ocean dangerous because of powerful rip currents. arthur still hitting canada's maritime provinces with hurricane-force winds. a quarter of a million people are without power. philadelphia fire officials trying to determine the cause of a row house fire that killed four children. the early morning fire moving quickly through the row houses engulfing at least ten of them. a 41-year-old mother telling
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police she was in the house with seven children when the fire started. she was only able to get three of them out. now let's go back to the "o'reilly factor" special watters world. watters world, a memorial day edition. we sent jesse to long beach. to ask folks about our country's military history. roll it. ♪ >> do you know why you are off today? >> why? america. >> fallen soldiers. who does america fight in the revolutionary war? >> the french? >> no. >> that's a good question. i don't know. >> countries. >> countries? >> yes. china. >> china? >> wow. i feel really dumb. was it the french? >> who did america fight? >> revolutionary war? ourselves.
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>> north versus south. >> the confederate versus the union. >> that was the civil war. >> oh. >> britain. >> britain? right across there? >> mm-hmm. >> that's great britain. >> really. >> what was george washington's job. >> george washington was one of the presidents. >> which president? he was the second president after lincoln. >> he was general of something. >> he didn't work with horses did he? >> god bless you. >> thank you, tim. >> who won the civil war? >> not the confederates. >> the northeast or whatever. >> who's up? >> great britain. >> wasn't it the french? >> what was the civil war about? >> couldn't tell you. >> no idea? >> of course not. >> you should know. >> i know, right. >> yeah. >> do you remember what the civil war was about? >> civilization. >> the north?
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>> are you sure? >> no, the south. >> i believe the north won the civil war. >> abraham lincoln. what did he do? was he in the north or the south? >> the south. >> he was in the north. world war ii, who did we fight there? >> i just explained this, too. >> you did? >> you are putting me to the test. my teacher watches this so she's going to be mad. >> vietnam. >> china? >> the south. >> that was the last question. >> china. >> germany and japan. >> who bombed us in pearl harbor. >> that's a tough question. >> yeah? >> was it china? >> china. >> i don't know. >> close. >> korea, right? >> not korea. >> russia? >> not russia. >> wow. >> was it the koreans? am i getting close. >> japan. very good. >> who won the cold war? >> i'm not the best historian here.
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>> you don't say. >> the russians won. >> didn't we agree to disagree. >> america and russia came out together after world war ii shaky, frenemies. >> the french? i feel bad blaming everything on the french. >> i say we won. the goal was to stop communism. >> who did we fight against? >> usr. >> the ussr? >> yeah, usssr. >> why did they call it the cold war? >> it was cold in russia, right? >> because no one was making advances. it wasn't actual fight. >> which dictator did the u.s. topple in iraq? >> um -- what do you mean topple? >> osama bin laden. >> osama bin laden. >> you know, we kill everybody. >> you mean we bring them to justice? >> yeah, we bring them to justice. >> saddam hussein. >> which president took him out. >> that would be -- that wouldn't be barack obama. >> obama.
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>> obama. no, no -- >> it was george bush. >> george bush. >> which one? >> w. >> i feel stupid. >> this is terrible. >> it's warm out there. it might have been the sun. possibly? >> it affected their brain cells a little bit. >> why they call it a cold war. because it's cold in russia. makes sense to me. >> my favorite who did we fight in world war ii? the south. >> in southern germany there were u.s. troops. people say you go out and spotlight the dumbest people you can find. >> come on, i went out and looked for girls who were attractive and looked for guys who were drinking. the average, typical guy at the beach. >> they weren't intoxicated, right? >> i got there at 11:00. people hadn't been drinking that long. these people are normal, average college kids. >> but we don't edit out the right answers, right? >> this could have been ten
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minutes long. we have much more where this came from. >> was anybody smart? >> one of the girls was 4 for 5. she was our ringer. >> the one in the green bathing suit. >> we ding, ding, dinged her a lot. the girl with the thong was 1 for 5. the brothers were 0 for 5. they were in trouble. >> next time, ask them where they went to college. or high school. >> some told me. i don't want to name names right now. >> why? >> should i? maryland. >> the terrapins. >> a big contingent. >> it is brutal out there. it's random. you are just selecting them random. please, if you are dumb, talk to me. >> i do attract dumb people, but i don't have a sign. >> you do attract dumb people. i know that. watters world next, spring break to ask about liberals on campus. i guess there are liberals right there. i don't know. watters is next. jane. her long day on set starts with shoulder pain... ...and a choice take 6 tylenol in a day which is 2 aleve for... ...all day relief. hmm.
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jesse watters is reluctant to go to spring break feeling his sensibilities might be offended. but we convinced him that in the interest of news analysis he must, must go to panama city. he did to ask the students there to grade president obama. ♪ >> what's obama's grade on gas? >> i would have to go with a "d." >> a d minus. he's failing out of college right now. >> $3 to $4. >> i know that. >> i remember when they were 99 cents. >> no, you don't. >> when was that, 1940? >> those are historical babes. >> gas is irrelevant to me, i didn't bring my car to college. >> how did you get here? >> i drove.
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>> i'm driving. >> beer prices have gone up. >> give obama a grade on the economy? >> he doesn't have that much to do with it. >> kind of. >> give him a d-plus. >> why are you looking at me. >> this isn't about you. >> i actually don't know anything about the economy. >> what would you give him? >> i'll do the interview. >> even if you were jeffrey dahmer, we would love you. >> what's the unemployment rate at right now? do you know the unemployment rate? >> 99%. >> what? >> adam smith, he was an economist back in the 1800s. >> what was it, again? >> lais fair. >> it works itself out. >> it's laisefaire. let's get that right. >> grade obama on the national debt. >> really bad. but it was strategic. >> do you know what the debt is right now? >> no. inform me, please. >> it's like 17 ga zillion. right? >> 16 trillion. >> oh, [ bleep ].
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>> kiss your mother with that mouth? >> the debt? you can get out of it. actually you can't. >> i wish we would have known that then. >> grade the president on afghanistan. >> it's afghanistan. you are not making difference. >> how can you say that? >> what do you think about the corruption and the karzai regime? >> the what? >> there's no reason to be in afghanistan. >> grade the president on overall presidential leadership? >> he's such a wuss when it comes to republicans. pushing him around in congress. >> it's pathetic. >> osama bin laden. a plus. >> we'll go with a d. he's not the best, but not the worst. >> he could change your mind. >> do you watch the "o'reilly factor." >> my dad does. every night. and my dad's going to watch this and be so embarrassed. >> isn't it weird when you have a kids and all your dreams go out the window. >> anything you want to say to bill? >> bill clinton? >> bill o'reilly. >> i love you, bill.
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>> i love you, bill! >> how did i get chosen for this interview? >> are you messing with me right now? >> where do you go to school? >> florida state, florida state, florida state. >> university of wisconsin madison. >> the united states air force academy. and this sweetheart goes to the university of kentucky. >> you must be smart. >> university of alabama. >> roll the tide. roll tide! >> roll tide! >> i go to akron university. >> what is the mascot? >> the zips. >> like a zipper? >> how did you get the zipper all the way to the top? >> like a kangaroo. >> i go to m.i.t. the massachusetts institute of technology. >> i know what that stands for. >> college is overrated. >> what is your major? >> machine technology. >> what are you going to work on? >> machinist. >> you are a machinist? >> yeah. >> what is the school like? >> it's what you get when you don't want to go to a real school.
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>> do you find a professor try to change your mind about politics? >> the united states air force academy, there are many have liberal individuals. >> you're kidding. >> they get offend when you are conservative. it's like hey, it's the way i am made. >> what's liberal mean? >> that's really dumb. >> i had a professor who introduced himself as the most raging liberal you will meet. >> how do you absorb that? >> if you don't like it, he doesn't care he told you to get out. >> everyone has their own opinion, if you don't like it, you have to grade fairly. >> did you ever encounter a situation in class where a professor is going over the line? >> in class, both teachers were very, very liberal. >> he came to our school and spoke and ripped him apart in the classroom and say he didn't fund public education and whatnot. >> i want to learn about my major i don't want to learn about their politics. >> they tried to class to musli. >> i think that's illegal. >> they said that islam and
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christianity worship the same god. >> did you get a worse grade because you disagreed with the teacher? >> i got a b-plus instead of an "a." >> why don't you cry about it. >> did you ever try to change your answers toward his political bias? >> definitely. >> when time came to vote, he passed around registration cards and had everyone register. >> does he work for acorn on the side? what is your major? >> fashion merchandising. >> how is my collar? >> good. >> let's get this model on the way. >> awful. >> what do you mean? >> put it down. it's not cool! >> why are you yelling at me? >> i thought i was hip. >> you are not hip at all. >> are you sure about that? >> i'm positive. >> do people like fox news at the school there or not? >> it's our favorite. >> yeah? it is? >> i'm the dude? that's what you call me. >> do you watch bill o'reilly? >> no. >> have you heard of him? >> have you heard of bill --
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have you heard of bill cosby? >> bill, i love you, man. >> i appreciate that. >> what is your favorite part of the world. >> watters world. >> i don't know what that is. >> i'm watters. you're in my world. >> i like it. i love it. >> watters on how much americans really know or care about the folks who gave us freedom. >> who is your favorite founding father. >> abraham lincoln. >> abraham lincoln? >> he's not a founding father is he? first president is this. >> i want to get this on a tape recorder. nobody's going to believe me. >> watters world ahead. when you run a business, you can't settle for slow.
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that's why i always choose the fastest intern. the fastest printer. the fastest lunch. turkey club. the fastest pencil sharpener. the fastest elevator. the fastest speed dial. the fastest office plant. so why wouldn't i choose the fastest wifi? i would. switch to comcast business internet and get the fastest wifi included. comcast business. built for business. watters world tonight on july 4th, we honor our country and many of us thought about what a great achievement that really was. it's safe to assume that some of us know or care little about
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that achievement. we sent jesse watters out on fourth of july to put things into perspective. ♪ >> you guys know why you are off on july 4th. >> independence day. >> i'm a teacher so we have it off. >> what are we celebrating? >> independence, not being at work. >> freedom, i like that. >> talk to you about freedom. >> what year did we sign the declaration of independence. >> i don't know any of this stuff. >> no history, please. >> maybe you need a refresher course. >> 1964. 1864? >> 1776. >> 1776. >> all right. the bicentennial. >> i didn't say that. >> who did we declare independence from? >> i don't know. >> you know? [ bleep ]. >> independence from the king? >> king who? >> not midas. not tut. i haven't the slightest.
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>> great britain. >> you know what year? >> 1600s, i don't know. >> what's the basis of july 4th. >> looking across the pond saying england you lost. >> you are right, you are absolutely right. >> who is your favorite founding father? >> abraham lincoln. >> abraham lincoln. >> who is your favorite founding father? >> abraham lincoln. >> abraham lincoln. he's not a founding father, is he? >> george washington. >> what's a founding father? >> hi, i'm earth. have we met? >> what is ben franklin famous for? >> 100th president. >> i like ben franklin better. he's on the 100. washington is on the single. thomas jefferson. >> what did he do? >> he signed it. >> no, he actually wrote it. >> what is the matter with all
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of you? >> what about sam adams? >> he's a good beer. >> a good beer. you know who patrick henry was? >> i've heard of him before, but i don't know what he did. >> give me liberty or give me -- >> why were we fighting the british? >> no taxation without representation. >> you guys are learning something every day. >> life, liberty, and -- >> freedom of speech. >> it's good enough for me. >> me too. >> what's the best part about this country? >> our rights. >> are you a go-getter? >> yeah. >> okay. go get them. >> do you guys ever watch "bill
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o'reilly"? >> sometimes. >> what have you heard of him? >> not to watch him. >> i like it. it's informative. >> anything you want to say to him on july 4th? >> hope you have an awesome day. >> you're at jones beach out at the state park. >> yeah. >> you're obviously looking for a few laughs, looking for the dopey answers. what percentage of people knew what the revolution was all about, the declaration of independence? >> 55% had no clue about the founding of this country. >> did you pick out any people for any specific reason? >> i look for young people that are attractive or have a very distinct look. >> under 40 people to see what
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the educational process is. all right. when you went out, was anybody mad at you for asking these questions? because that one girl looked a little steamed. >> i'm kind of vague at first. >> so you mislead them to a false sense of security. >> not at all, bill. i'm never like that. i say i like to talk to you about july 4th. then you hit them with sam adams. >> they all knew it was a beer. >> who is the greatest american president? >> abraham lincoln definitely. >> bill clinton. >> bill clinton? they're delicious, and an excellent source of fiber to help support regularity. wife: mmmm husband: these are good! marge: the tasty side of fiber. from phillips.
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waters watters world segment tonight, it is to our benefit to get jesse out of the building as much as possible. for a variety of reasons i really can't get into. his latest assignment, asking the folks about leadership. ♪
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>> who's the greatest president? >> abraham lincoln, definitely. >> abraham lincoln. the man has a huge monument. >> george washington. >> george w. thomas jefferson. >> bill clinton. >> bill clinton? >> i thought he was a terrific speaker. >> and lincoln's leadership, what exactly did he do? >> i literally have no idea. >> i can't believe it. how about you guys? >> i can't believe it. >> i'm going to show you a few pictures of other presidents and we'll go bing, bing, bing, bing. >> peanut farmer? >> you're not helping at all. >> that's jimmy carter. >> nixon? >> not carter. >> no, definitely not carter. >> i don't know. >> it's carter. >> i think it's a serious mistake. >> they said his name weird, mr. carter. >> mr. kotter.
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>> you seem like a carter fan just by looking at you. >> what are you looking at, popeye. >> what is that right there? >> jfk. >> what does that stand for? >> idiot. >> who's that? >> hoover. >> dwight eisenhower. >> who are you? one of the mental patients? >> fdr. do you know what that stands for? >> franklin roosevelt. >> no. i honestly did not know that. >> what's he most famous for? >> isn't there a famous building? >> abraham lincoln. my favorite president. >> who's that? >> taft. >> taft. >> i have no idea. >> theodore roosevelt. >> who's that? >> bush senior. >> that hurts, man. >> there you go again. >> this is ronald reagan. he was wonderful, yes. >> what's the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear ronald reagan?
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>> wasn't he an actor? >> bonzo. >> he cared about this country. what's his most famous line? >> the broccoli? >> i do not like broccoli. >> is that nixon? >> is she right? >> oh, my god. that is so embarrassing. my parents, if they see this. >> off with her head. >> have you ever watched "the o'reilly factor?" >> all the time. >> anything you want to say to bill? >> keep on truckin' >> just keep speaking the truth. >> what up? >> he's a liar. >> what did he lie about? >> it's not that he lies but he holds back on the truths. >> are you a ron paul guy? >> i like ron paul. >> i knew it. >> i didn't know you wanted to get involved with the discussion, mr. helper. >> mr. o'reilly is very charming. >> do you ever watch "watter's
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world"? >> no. >> do you ever watch "the o'reilly factor?" >> there was a poll about who was the best american president. who took it and how did it turn out? >> it was a gallup poll and americans think ronald reagan was the greatest united states president. second, lincoln, third, bill clinton, fourth and fifth we have jfk and washington. >> washington came in fifth. >> he came in fifth. >> i think that's an editorial comment from me. but the lack of history, education -- >> well, they haven't all read "killing lincoln." >> when you're in school you should know the achievements of lincoln, franklin delano
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roosevelt, i'm not going to get into the best and who is the best. i just think people don't know what they're talking about. i think the piece you put on illustrates. >> yeah. >> jesse watters. >> i'm bill o'reilly. remember, that the spin stops here. we're definitely looking out for you. tonight, on "red eye" -- coming up on "red eye," do kids learn more at clown college than a four-year college? the big debate with real implications for your children. and what does president obama think about litter puke pop star kesha? >> i really like her. >> and are squirrel ladies the new cat ladies? the terrifying trend that could change what pictures your co-workers show you, next. none of these stories on "red eye" tonight. >> and now let's welcome our guests. well, don't let her