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>> greta: that is your last call and we're closing down shop. thank you for being with us tonight. we'll see you tomorrow. go to greta wire.com. there is an open thread. make sure you go there, greta wire.com to the open thread. good night from new york city, tomorrow night, state of the union. now, mr. bill o'reilly is on deck, i'll see you tomorrow from washington. >> the o'riley factor is on tonight. >> i'm prepared to take this straight at the president and the ehe leet media one of the key issues is the the growing anti-religious bigotry. >> and newt gingrich hot on trashing of the media, now going after anti-religious people. will that help his campaign? bernie goldberg has some thoughts. if you believe that line, that the newt gingrich is the outsider, that will shake things up in washington and then i guess you'll believe
that bill clinton didn't inhale. and mitt romney trying to get tougher because his campaign is sinking. and we'll tell if the governor can matcho up. >> we're not choosing a talk show host, we're talking somebody who will lead the free world. >> ♪ and the rocket's red glare ♪ >> what song is steven tyler singing? walk this way, steven right off the field. >> bill: caution, you're about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. hi, i'm bill o'reilly, thank you for watching us tonight. can newt gingrich continue his rise? that's the subject of this evening's talking points memo. and congratulations newt gingrich for the victory on saturday in south carolina, and we suggest send candy and flowers to abc news and cnn.
those agencies tried to use the former speaker's former wife against him and turned it to a major victory, pointing out the inappropriateness of the situation, vis-a-vis the media. now, there's no question that the news media, it's very personal which is why the fox news channel is a dominant proo prime time agency in america. and we don't demean americans. and the opening the tabloid questions, voters in carolina cheered and turned the tide in favor of the speaker. now, mr. gingrich used another party. >> one of the key issues i'm prepared to take this straight at the president and frankly straight at the elite media one of the key issues is the growing anti-religious bigotry of our elites. and if you get a chance, if
you go to newt.org, go to my campaign site. there's a 54-page paper there of the balance of power putting the judiciary back in its proper role and eliminating dictatorial religious bigots. many americans believe there are forces trying to hurt them or at the very least practicing condescension. and presents a huge problem for newt gingrich and mitt romney. gingrich is it running on emotion and a high voltage campaign. and santorum and mitt romney are more contained. and many are looking for an avenger, someone who will take the fight to the president and governor romney in take seemed like a milquetoast, but romney and gingrich are not conceding anything. >> newt is a good friend of mine, period,'s a friend of
mine, i like -- he's an ayn tell gent guy,'s. >> and this is a guy who had a very difficult political career at times and has been an embarrassment to the party. >> governor christy of course speaking for romney. and the rasmussen follow has gingrich at 41%, romney 32 and expect it to tighten. if newt gingrich wins big in florida, mitt romney will be in dire trouble. and next, tonight, what exactly is wrong with the romney campaign? has a lot of money, the governor himself is a seasoned campaigner. and joining us, brit hume. what's wrong with the romney campaign. >> there's a lot right with the romney campaign, but a couple things wrong.
one is that the candidate himself failed in south carolina, especially, to spahn vigorously to challenges, the challenge to his role at bain capital mounted by gingrich and a lot of people thought that was an unprincipled attack. if he turned around arn needed to and still needs to he might have been able to do something like what newt gingrich did when he was challenged a couple of times in the debate. he turned those things around, you know, forcefully and made them work for him. and mitt romney need today do that and he failed to do it and that's point number one. and point number two, if you look back in iowa and what happened to newt gingrich in iowa and the courtesy of the romney team was, he was number one in the national polls, remember, and got cut down on the sharp attack in television ads. remember how he complained earlier about them. by the time new hampshire was over with, finished first, fourth and then fifth in new hampshire and the romney
campaign felt they left him dead and they didn't start to come after him until he began to rise in south carolina, and it was too late. >> bill: nothing they could have done? anything they could-- >> too late. >> bill: once gingrich tapped into a deep well of resentment against the media that many, and i'll say most, conservative americans have, well, let me be honest here, i haven't, i haven't. do i a fair program, fair. i have been for 15 years attacked, slandered, libelled smeared by these left wing media people and i despise them and there's nobody on earth 0 can tell me the elite media, i know who these people are, i know who they are and 90% of them will hurt you, no, that's too high. 70% of them will hurt you personally if you disagree with them. so, when gingrich tapped into
that emotion, i know it's true, but if the people in south carolina and across the country feel. nothing romney could have done would have stopped that surge, if he won the election right there against cnn, and the the people felt that abc news, rightly or wrongly, rightly or wrongly, they felt that abc news and cnn set him up because he was a conservative. that's what-- . one more thing and then i'll let you have the rest of the segment, well, almost. what romney has failed to to in a narrative, he doesn't have a story to tell. gingrich has a story. all right? the story is, i'm newt gingrich and i'm going to go after barack obama. romney's story is all over the place. he hasn't quite locked in on anything that's emotional. when you think about mitt romney, there's no emotion, it's bloodless. okay? barack obama had emotion and that's why he won last time. barack obama, barack obama,
black man, change, hope and change, going to sweep it, all going to be different. emotion, emotion, emotion. romney had no emotion and that's what's holding him back. >> well, maybe, but look, let's look alt what the romney campaign started to do now. they're up in the air all over florida now with a very sharp attack on newt gingrich's record which you heard me say before, bill, this is a target rich environment. you look at the national picture of all voters, highest negative by far of any candidate in the field, including ron paul and my sense is that newt gingrich can mott make it all the way to the republican nomination based on a campaign against the news media. i don't knowing that's an issue in the end voters are going to accept. now, i think's got a pretty good economic plan and perhaps better than romney's, what you're saying, you don't think we're voting on that. i don't think we'll be voting for long, and anger at the news media. >> wait though, gingrich turned it all around according to rasmussen one night in
south carolina and because romney. >> the first night. >> the first night. >> bill: romney was leading big time in florida and as soon as he lost, romney lost in south carolina, bingo, the polls turned around and almost overnight. well, and it was set all in motion, and it's all in motion. >> it's also momentum, bill, too, remember what happened after the big win by romney in new hampshire, they bolted in south carolina, and some he was up 17 points and into south carolina and a long enough run for things to make a difference and this is a long enough run for things to change and gingrich is leading by 9 in the polls you showed. and i don't think it's higher than that in florida. the romney campaign is going to attack him on the record and do it with things that are basically true and see how well he holds, up and how well-- >> romney himself has to change. >> he has to do better, not a
means of being better intellectually. i think's he fine there. he's got the connection and-- >> that's true. and he's not connected. >> it's easy to say that, he's not a natural politician and doesn't have a natural connection, but remember, bill, one candidate had strong showings in the race and that's mitt romney. the other two finished badly everywhere and first one place, that's not a record and that's-- >> i just think that emotion is higher right now in the republican precincts. >> oh, i agree with that, and already said-- >> gingrich is going to try to keep it as high as possible and then romney has got to find an answer to that, we'll see if he does. brit, thank you. married women in south carolina broke big for gingrich. and why? and later bernie goldberg on attacking the media. you how long can gingrich continue to do that. continue to do that. asking tha
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but south carolina married women broke for gingrich big. and so why? joining us mary katherine and chicago juan williams, and now, i have to, i have to confess something that pains me deeply. i don't know why. i don't know why married women broke to gingrich. i'm surprised. what do you say, juan? >> well, i think these are not soccer moms, these are not mortgage moms, these are not younger women. if you look inside the numbers, bill, what you see is, these are largely women over 50 and particularly women over 65. their big issue is paying for prescription drugs, it's medicare, making sure that their doctors get properly reimbursed because they want to maintain those relationships. they're really upset over the president's health care plan. obamacare. that's what is upsetting them. the idea that some guy is talking about open marriage, they've been through ups and downs of marriage and they know about that stuff and
they're into grandchildren now and they're concern about their health and the future of the country and higher taxes that could be caused by deficit. they don't care about-- >> all right, all right, it doesn't add up. because romney and santorum's position, pretty much what gingrich, said this before, mary katherine, they're all the same pretty much on these issues and you would say, okay, if romney's position is close to gingrich's position about entitlement reform and how to go about it, then you go with rondell any because he's the guy with 18,000 grandchildren, i mean, it looks like, did you ever see that ♪ this old man and all the kids are in china, romney family never ends and keep going out. and going in, rather than the guy who could be, you know, a movie mogul, but, no, no, they went for gingrich, why? >> i think i'm a little surprised it didn't have more effect on women in south carolina, but never thought it would have as much effect on conservative women in a
primary as it might have on the future on independent suburban women in a general election. that's because, especially post palin with the media beating she took when she came out. many conservative women are in tune to what they feel is a media attack in the gingrich interview, suspiciously timed and certainly meant to do the worst damage to newt. and i think a lot of people reacted strongly to that. >> bill: you think that women reacted in the same way as men. >> very many strongly conservative women react that had way. >> now, the movie i was referring to was the in of 6th happiness, nobody knows what i'm talking about. >> wish i could have pulled that one. >> bill: if you can watch that movie, thousands of children and nobody knows why they are tea there. all right, now, juan, you expect this trend that we saw in south carolina, for people who were so angry at the media that they pulled the lever for gingrich, to continue in florida. is it going to be the same scenario? >> yeah, in fact i'm waiting
on newt when he says i'm the anti-establishment candidate. watch all of these establishment republicans who are rallying, to mitt romney's side and they're all attacking and what they did in iowa when they tried to knock me out of this race altogether and i am the anti-establishment, tea party guy. and i have a narrative to pick up on what you were talking about with brit. i have a narrative and i'm sick and tired of government and i will reflect your anger. i'll take on obama and whip him in the debate. >> that's a smart thing,'s going with the religion thing now and they're anti-religion and i'm going to take the media on and big government guys on and that's the narrative. when i get there i'm going to kick some butt. do you know who's narrative was almost exactly the same way? obama, obama. >> he didn't mention the media because the media was kissing his butt all over the place, how could he be mad at them.
he's mad at them now, it can't be the religion thing because of reverend wright, but his appeal last time, the narrative, hey, i'm going to go in there and change all of this and i'm going to be much more in tune to your feelings, of what you need, you, the american people. now, the avenger is coming in, what gingrich is doing is, excuse me, is he's building his resume' as an avenger. that's what he's doing. because, romney looks even wimpier wimpier-- what's he avenging, his bank account? >> having a larger narrative and romney going thunder dome on the-- >> that's right, and all he's got to do, what's his name out there with him. tina turner. >> he's like a technocrat guy, he's different and doesn't have the same skill that i think, and newt straight at the president and the media
elite and that's-- >> and mary katherine. >> here is where, really quick, the thing about mitt romney, he can't go to florida and only sharpen his knives against newt gingrich. i think he has to sharpen his overall message as well and if he doesn't, he's got a problem. >> bill: i'm stealing thunderball-- thunder dome, i'm stealing that. here comes newt gingrich and the wimpy guy, hi. mitt romney. >> so he's going to be the bad boy? >> he's going to be the baddest boy you've ever seen and now what,'s he going to win with this thing. >> bill: win already? >> and i don't know, if he wins, it could be, but i'm going to tell you something right now for all the money and organization that romney has in florida, it's melting, it's melting like the snow. it's going away because of the momentum and the anger and the narrative that you've been talking about, that's dealing
>> the segment tonight. many republicans are choosing sides, gingrich versus romney with santorum having an outside chance right now and you're he a romney supporter, right. >> huge romney supporter. >> i'll put you in charge of the campaign, what would you say to him? we don't want to talk about the ads and all that, they're
going to take care of themselves. as far as his personal demeanor, keeping in mind that we just discussed that gingrich is running as the avenger and expect him to have a little hat and come out and he's going to get the media and the obama, going to get them all, okay? and how does romney counter that? >> i think, i think he would just automatically say right after romney lose-- not lose, in second. the same thing as he was polling at two weeks ago as the final results in south carolina, and gingrich came in what, fourth and fifth in the last two, suddenly romney is doing something wrong and i've been watching all of the debates and by the way, i think stop putting so much stress on the debates, they are he' going to be at least two debates between the republican nominee and the president and it's not going to be a bunch of tea partiers in the audience, they're going to democrats, and based on gingrich's past experience he sucks up to whatever audience. he'll not when he was asked about the paul ryan plan. >> bill: your guy and-- >> whatever the audience is,
loved global warming when he had that audience and hated the paul ryan plan in front of a mainstream media audience. >> bill: he's found his groove. >> he'll say whatever the audience wants him to say and the attacks on the media have been really, really depleting the well of sentiment against the liberal media and he's going back to protect himself on-- >> you've written books on that. >> yes, i have, because of that i think it's a serious issue just like jesse jackson accusing people of racism, when his mistresses come out. what does newt gingrich, a perfectly legitimate question, that shakes up that john king was a fair and honest reporter, i don't care if he works at cnn might be the fairest over there and a question he has got to ask. >> bill: shouldn't have asked it first. >> it's hanging over newt gingrich's head otherwise and that's picky and petty.
if this were a democrat we'd scream bloody murder if that question hasn't been asked. >> bill: i wouldn't be screaming anything, you're wrong in the sense, that's old news and abc ran was old news. >> it's a headline on drudge and-- fox news-- let's go to another vicious mainstream media reporter bret baier who asked newt gingrich have his staff abandoned mimm and that's attacking bret baier calling it a gotcha question. >> bill: mitt romney did the same thing with bret baier. >> this is the serious issue the way that real racism is a serious issue and wiped away by frauds and charlestons and they want a defense like someone like newt gingrich doesn't want to answer a question and i need three hours to answer that question, he yelled at the moderator. and he's depleting the well of the the important issue and
the most important issue isn't so much why i'm for romney, i think he's the most conservative of the four who remain and gingrich the most liberal, it's how do we get the most votes, if we don't defeat obama in 2012, obamacare is here to stay and i'm talking about the country because we will go the way of western europe. >> bill: i think you're wrong, i think you're wrong on the media thing, i think that understand the timing this have and the exploittation of it. because there was corroboration from what he said. >> bill: the only thing that was taken out of that whole thing was the open marriage thing that he said. >> all he did was say do you want to respond? by the way, abc was the first one to start reading from the report. and they're the ones who had the the first interview with jesse jackson mistress and they're not playing favorites here, by the way. >> bill: the favorites i just said the timing of it. >> the idea that he wouldn't be asked about that, and are
you going to defend him on denouncing bret baier's completely legitimate question. >> bill: my job is to point out-- >> he's abusing a real issue. >> bill: we've got that point. here is my job, my job is to be fair, all right? and he was ambushed by this, by abc and the lead question, that's not the most important questions of day. >> was he ambushed by-- >> the question. >> aim he moving on, i disagree, we're moving on. was he ambushed by, you know, fox and friends on saturday asking him to respond to, you know, the ethics violations? no. and screaming at fox and friends and i thought fox was fair and balanced, i'm getting sick of this because this is a real issue and you should care about this and right wingers should care about it and importantly right wingers, who care and look up at newt and calista, and are these people going to be president and first lady. the answer is no, america, we need to get independent voters and they can't possibly win.
>> bill: if they ride a populous wave and romney doesn't come and bring something to stop that. >> he could never be president. >> bill: i think the odds are still with romney, i think to be fair the odds. >> after a few years after he was speaker-- >> newt did serious damage to the romney campaign in carolina, that's a fact. >> last word. >> he's in one republican district and-- hang on, i get the last word. >> bill: do you change in florida-- >> after a few years of speaker not only does this whole party turn against him saying you're road kill and ruining the public party, but the vast majority of americans in polls said he was scary and extremist, out of touch. >> bill: we get you don't like him. >> no, i don't like obama, and this is going to be a historic landslide if newt gingrich is the candidate. >> bill: ann coulter everybody, e-mail her directly. plenty more ahead on the factor. and it's new york against new england in the super bowl, the social and political implications of that game and run it back.
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>> tonight, penn state joe pa paterno died yesterday. he was 85 years old. he was perhaps the most successful college football coach ever and a sterling reputation until recently. for 61 years and most players respected him greatly. last november he was fired from penn state he did not take enough action when he heard about an aformer assistant coach molesting a ten-year-old boy on university property. they remembered another coach mike mcqueary witnessed the molestation in the locker room where he says that he told paterno about it and he did not alert police, instead told university officials. >> and then i called my sup superio superiors, i said, hey, we've
got a problem. why don't you look into it. i had never had to deal with something like that, and-- >> but nothing happened to that coach, jerry sandusky, who continued to use penn state facilities and allegedly continued to molest children. so why did paterno sit it out? he told "the washington post," quote, i was shocked and then i got pretty sad and didn't know exactly how to handle it and i was afraid to do something. it might jeopardize what the university procedure was. and that's the crux of the matter. paterno was afraid, didn't want to get involved because he understood the implications for the university. and that's, exactly, exactly what happened in the catholic church. a number of bishops found out about child molestation by priests and they covered it up because they didn't want to involve themselves and the church. now, that's disturbing on a number of thoughts, my opinion, children are under siege in america. 2010 abuse allegations a half
million of the allegations were substantiated 75% of the kids suffered neglect and 15% suffered physical abuse and close to 10% suffered sexual abecause and that's more than 63,000 american children sexually abused in 2010. there's no question that abusing a child is a heinous crime and no excuse for it and no excuse for any american not to stop the abuse immediately. either physically stop it or call the police on the spot. joe paterno looked away. now, why is this happening in our notion. a number of reasons. codes of conduct have broken down. right now we have a presidential candidate ron paul who wants a legalize narcotics and knows it would put drugs in the hand of children fan more than today. you want proof? look at the oxycontin epidemic, a legal drug obtained by prescription, and it's everywhere right new and it's as powerful as heroin.
we'll deal with this tomorrow with john stossel. also, the judges a few years ago, the factors went 0 and campaign to have all the the states mandate jessica's law against child molesters. some of these judges were given probation with a couple years prison time. unconscionable. still today, new jersey, illinois, colorado, idaho, hawaii and vermont will not pass jessica's law, simply stunning. and finally, we live in a permissive society. act on garbage on the internet, and even if you're a strict parent they can get it in the schoolyard on hand held devices look what's on tv. jersey shore, kardashian, unwed moms, on and on. i'm not moralizing here, if you're an adult, watch what you want. but kids should be protected by our society and they're not being protected. i feel badly for children in
the family, i'm sure the scandal hastened his demise, by all accounts he was a good man, but weak when it mattered in the face of that. and all of us are compelled by decency to protect the kids and if we don't, god help us. when we come right back, bernie goldberg whether newt gingrich can continue to lash the media and get votes and then new york versus new england in the super bowl. it will be a grudge match upcoming.
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talking to juan and mary katherine about first, briefly? >> there are a lot of conservative women in south carolina, a lot of religious, evangelical, christian conservative women and these people find open marriage repugnant. but mainstream journalists even more repugnant because the turning point was, as you said earlier tonight, was the instant when romney smacked down-- i'm sorry, when gingrich smacked down john king. as repugnant as they find his personal life to be, they find the mainstream journalists worse. >> bill: i agree and we went around on that and would i have asked the question? i would have asked it a different way way into a different debate not leading off. it looks like a gotcha. here we are, we're coming
after you. and the history of it is, john mccain they tried to do it with him and pretty much every conservative republican candidate to try to get you, but then when you look at the other side, they defended bill clinton all day long and it's only about sex, how many times did you hear that, and john edwards the national inyearier, none of the other media was interested. and ted kennedy with chappaquiddick. look, everybody gets it, everybody in the country gets it, either we're conservative or liberal, you know where the media is coming from. the question is, can gingrich bring this into florida and continue to build or is it over and he's got to go someplace else? >> yeah, it's a before segue, i want to talk about how everybody gets it, not just republicans. look, if you're going to bash the media, your most receptive audience is going to be
republicans, but i dug out a mole from the last election, the pew research center, a reputable research center, ran a poll and 90%, 9-0 thought the media were rooting for barack obama. no big surprise there. but get this, 62% of democrats and coincidentally, 62% of independents thought the exact same thing. so, just about everybody knows that the media cheat and they know that's not the media of the media to take sides, that the media is supposed to play fair. so, it can continue for a while, this strategy, if that's what it is, on gingrich's part, but most of this plays out on tv and it's a tv show and it's going to get old at some point. it's going to lose impact. you can't go after the media every time there's a debate. there has to be every now and then. >> bill: okay, so he can't
make it a center piece of his campaigning. >> i don't think so. >> bill: how does he react to individual things when they happen. you're right he'll become caricature of himself. but as we pointed out. it's been-- newt gingrich portrayed himself as an avenger and that's what republicans want against president obama and his main competition comes across measured, not a lot of fire in the belly. the contrast comes, this is what killed romney in south carolina, he was well ahead of the polls coming off the new hampshire win. he didn't temp straight, an urgency, a narrative. a fire in the belly to the republican electorate. and when gingrich had that fuse lit, boom, it all went in a matter of ten minutes. ten minutes. it all went away for romney and i'm not-- i don't know if romney ki don't know if he has a fire in the belly. >> yeah, yeah, i think they do
was an avenger, they want somebody who shows passion that gingrich showed in that few minutes at the debate. i'm not sure the republican voters want newt gingrich per se. i think they'd love to have mitt romney with his looks and his demeanor, i mean, his physical demeanor, but with newt gingrich's passion. >> bill: right. >> and enthusiasm, but that may be genetically impossible, in romney's case. i'm not sure he's genetically capable of showing that kind of passion and that's why so many people why cheering, they were on their feet for newt gingrich because conservatives, they're hungering for that kind of passion in the candidate. not necessarily gingrich, but in the candidate and he's the only one doing it. >> when i lit into barney frank here, i think, i didn't
plan to do it, and i'd had enough. i'd had enough of barney frank lying to the american people and i laced him and then, you know, half the country hated me for it and half the country loved me for it, but i did it because that's the way it had to be done in my opinion. i think romney needs a moment a moment to show some of that, but he shouldn't do it the way i did. thank you very much. >> it's got to look real. >> he'll be arrested if he does. reality check on deck. the most popular people in the country and i have some bad news for you guys out there. i'm on the the list. and also, what was steven tyler thinking about yesterday while singing the national anthem? when you have tough pain, do you want fast relief?
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>> back in the book segment reality check and we begin with check one. congresswoman gabrielle giffords of arizona, severely wounded in the awful shooting last year, he resigned her position yesterday. >> thank you for your prayers and for giving me time to recover. i have more work to do on my recovery, so, to do what is best for arizona, i will step town this week. i'm getting better. >> and we wish the congresswoman and her family the best. and two, andrea mitchell talking about mitt romney's mexican heritage. the interesting fact is that the mexican romney, looking back at the records say that mitt romney should look back at the record, because the romneys that came back to the
united states they crossed the border illegally. >> the problem with the assessment. it's false. when the mexican revolution broke out in 1912, the governor's grandfather returned to the usa and he and his family were american citizens and entitled to do so. and three, lady gaga teaming up with harvard. ♪ ♪ i'm on the right track baby, i was born this way ♪ ♪ i'm on the right track, baby, i was born this way ♪ ♪ born this way ♪ baby was born this way, baby was born this way ♪ >> no, she's not going to harvard medical school although i would like to see that. the singer and the university are partnering in a foundation to combat bullies and well-being among american young people and that's a good thing, and good for them. and number four, what say you,
steven tyler ♪ o'er the land of the free ♪ yeah ♪ and the home of the brave >> and that plane almost crashed, por favor, and a judge on american idol. we'll chalk it up. and there's no truth that the tape is used to interrogate people at guantanamo bay. and number five. and the playoff game over the weekend and owes me a tirn? no, the giants and patriots in the super bowl. tough for me, i like those. and i go way back with both, and because i'm a native new yorker i have to go with the giants in the close game. if the pats one, we'll be
there. finally, the harris poll that ranks favorite tv people is out. here it is. mark harmon number one, ellen number two and jon stewart number three and bill o'reilly four, leno five. and something is very strong with that, and cannot possibly be more popular than me, stewart the. among men i come in first, and stewart way, way down and goes directly to the family. and i can't believe the ladies would choose stewart over me, he's 4 foot 11. now, i know, i'm 6-4, the guy-- so, there's something else going on. there's something going on here and i demand a recount. that's the reality check and on deck, chaos in san ♪ ♪ you and me and the big old tree ♪ ♪ side by side, e, two, three ♪
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