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Thanks so -- I'm Bill O'Reilly reporting tonight from Los Angeles and in the week -- Bernie segment there is a profound shift going on involving the birth of American babies.
According to the organization child trends 53%.
Of babies born to women under the age of thirty are now out of wedlock.
Of babies born to black couples out of wedlock all told.
41% of American babies are now born without their parents having a certificate of marriage.
Joining us from New York Bernie Goldberg has been watching the media coverage of this situation what you -- headline -- Well first the New York Times deserves credit for making this story the lead.
And it's Saturday newspaper leery you just two sentences because there elegant and email it.
They say it used to be called illegitimacy.
Now it is the new normal.
And you define the new normal which the times says is more than half of the -- in American women.
Under thirty occur.
Outside of marriage look I want to make very clear that what I'm saying tonight has nothing to do with the morality of the situation we can have that discussion some other time.
It's just that.
Studies no matter whether liberals do them -- conservatives do them they consistently.
Show that children that are born.
Outside of marriage.
Don't do well.
They have a greater chance of being poor when they -- they have a greater chance of failing in school they have a greater chance of having behavior problems and emotional problems and all sorts of other pathologies.
Now here's an area with the president of the United States can use the bully pulpit to actually try.
To do some good by talking about this but he's made a conscious decision to run for reelection.
By dividing the Americans based on how much money they have in their pocket in their bank account.
And he -- said in the user's exact words that the wealthy have to do their fair share well with all due respect Mr.
And I say this respectfully.
You want to tell these women and -- -- irresponsible boyfriends.
That they need to do their fair share.
Because this new normal isn't good for them it isn't good for their children and it isn't good for the country because.
This income inequality that you're always railing about.
They're contributing to it.
Though the wealthy in this country aren't the problem and besides they're doing more than their fair share you know -- the new problem the problem is the new normal.
The new normal look at you should be talking about that's the proud -- statistics.
Say that 92% of college educated women.
-- married when they get bit or maybe 2% right 43%.
-- women with a high school or less are married.
So the divine aid is based on economics as well people would more money more education are less likely to give birth out of wedlock.
So that's a poverty drivers are absolutely right it's -- poverty driver.
But it's not just President Obama it's also the media.
The media will not make any judgments on behavior at all and it celebrates people who have babies out of wedlock were famous yes celebrates what -- today.
So the kids at home watching the afternoon talk shows and watch in the Entertainment Tonight they've seen the icons.
Have babies out of wedlock and of course they can support them and they're going to nothing wrong with this so -- it do it.
That's a very it's a very good and a very important point it's portrayed generally as just another life another -- whale.
Having babies and other alternative lifestyle.
Well this this alternative lifestyle.
Is causing a great deal of of of problems in this country it's causing as we've we've agreed it's causing poverty.
It's causing people to drop out of school it's causing all sorts of pathologies.
It is not simply in alternative lifestyle.
But you're right the media not only celebrates the Hollywood types who can afford.
This alternative lifestyle.
But it's almost -- zip you're square you're -- with that you're you're you're you want -- Would be like -- -- have you know right in the US national are on the if you object to it you're -- you're in general it.
And and -- -- -- error and you're trying to impose.
Morality on on these four women who just wanna have a baby.
Don't really know either gonna support the baby that's right a lot of times -- -- -- -- an event all the father and.
I've not heard -- the op then not hurting you know they're not hurting me that not hurting the majority of the people watching us tonight.
But they are hurting these people that they pretend are are simply having another lifestyle they're hurting them a lot.
An -- men guarding their babies as you point oh will big debate of the babies are born behind the eight ball.
And every study every study says that.
And it doesn't get any wild as they grow up.
Now you remember that President Obama did go out of his way I guess about a year ago to condemn fathers who lives there yes their children -- did do it.
He was why it was President Obama he was very -- Why -- -- pres Obama now making an issue out of this very good saying -- if you want if you want to have prosperity in the economic range.
You've got to be responsible in your own personal -- right and give yourself a break because if not you're gonna be dependent on government for the rest of your -- -- that's exactly.
It it's it doesn't come easy to me to give President Obama advice that I think would practically guarantee his re election.
But if -- if he went after these women in a decent way I don't mean hammer -- But if he -- after them and said you're not doing your share your not holding up your end of things you are causing this nation problems.
Every independent in the United States would vote for -- but the reason he's not doing that.
It's because he realizes.
That if it's the 1% against the 99%.
There are far more voters in the 99%.
Than in the 1% so he's decided to wage class warfare which he denies.
Just -- this is the man who ran to bring us together has now consciously decided to run to divide us because he's on the man.
There are far more voters in the middle class.
Then in the upper 1% right what he would you -- make a lot more political -- he would gate gain a lot more political points.
If he took these people on -- -- you cannot continue to be a drag on society.
None of us will tolerate that.
But he has done that that would I didn't start so late.
Everybody should do their fair share not just did that the high exactly exactly everybody should be responsible aren't very good let's say.
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