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Fact -- segment tonight last week we criticize a Colorado speaker of the house -- -- -- for not allowing the legislature out there to vote on Jessica's law.
Jesse Watters confronted trending up.
-- 41 year old soccer coach.
Repeatedly raped a thirteen year old girl and only got two years in prison.
I -- he speaks specifically I still do not know the specifics of the case is you're talking about.
-- how do you look at them if you don't think Jesus simply need to toughen laws in Colorado a week and we should and we will hopefully I need to toughen it wasn't a lot of respects certain.
In describing mr.
Bern -- to the national audience -- said he was openly gay which he is the fact that is noted nearly every article written about.
Apparently that offended the Denver Post which editorializing on Sunday quote may not surprise you to learn that a fact challenge big -- line of attack came from.
Came courtesy of a Fox News Channel talking -- specifically Bill O'Reilly.
-- fear mongering should offend all coloradans he was saying -- but what he wanted his listeners here was pervert pedophile on quote.
Joining us now from the mile high city is a man wrote that the editor of the Denver Post editorial page -- cover itself you've got a nerve Columbia home phone number one you can't back it up.
Your editorial is libelous speculation.
Is -- not.
Let me correct John.
A couple of things just -- to start number one it's not an editorial it's my column that appears each week Sunday so it's my opinion not the opinion of the editorial board I -- -- that editorial page editor correct correct you know can go ahead.
So and I didn't call you hold the phone but what I did do.
Was call into question what represented a fair and you know sexuality had to do with his top opposition to Jessica's law which was the point.
That you were making okay and where and why did I bring up that he was openly gay what was the context of that description.
You were trying to figure out why he oppose Jessica's law and my question back to you is what this -- six sexuality did you see how everything worked in the shooting did you see the report that we did.
Did you see it on television not -- a -- I did you see the report I don't get -- -- on television and got to make my.
All right so here's -- answer your question -- -- ask -- questions.
I described -- -- the you know to the audience because he got his as -- know who that he has and I did it in the context of what his priorities are his priorities are.
Civil unions all right which you guys are gonna have pretty soon out there and legalizing marijuana which you already have out there.
And he's a gay marriage proponent as you know saw I sit here affair and he knows priorities here's what he spends -- time on art and Jessica's law he does.
If you want to introduce -- -- priorities and you can go back and look at the tape I can't absolutely say this is what the guy is remote -- ask your guest.
Why he opposed Jessica's law -- and then you used his sexuality.
And his support for.
Gay marriage as rationale for why he would oppose Jessica's law no I think my I didn't say anything as a -- I just drive -- all you realize.
I described who -- was who says he is all right and that's it I made no correlation between him being quote unquote openly gay.
And Jessica's law and for you to say I -- -- did you not you're you're looking haggard now we're not telling the -- or guest is -- -- who I got I can show and said he's protecting somebody.
Listen he's protecting the trial lawyers.
That's -- he's protecting.
-- you are ridiculous you're ridiculous person.
I and a journalist this is disgraceful to stay -- and I was driving and -- well because no one here other than representatives -- -- no one in law enforcement.
No one in the justice system in Colorado was supporting this bill yeah and why -- -- -- supporting him what does represented a fair and -- you know sexuality have to do with passage of Jessica look at.
I already explain that to you if you can't grasp it I can't help you.
You saying that I described him -- openly gay which is true equates to -- calling him a pervert pedophile is a disgrace it's a disgrace and any column it's a smear your smear merchant that's -- you do.
You can't back it up that.
Do you support Jessica's -- up not you can't you can't back it up at all if you could you -- put it your vile little column.
All you did was make this giant leap that's your opinion -- And I your opinion is your opinion but -- smear merchant that's a smear that's what you do now do you oppose Jessica's law do you oppose.
Bill that I don't think the question here is whether or not -- -- -- that's the question because that's what we were doing in Colorado.
Do you -- and what we're not gonna get better in my -- all Denver it was all about do you support Jessica's law or not.
It's listen I don't know enough about him don't know -- well thought out it.
So you write a column about our -- no idea you know knowing I -- out all about your comments on his sexuality his did you miss -- I -- -- to him the way he describes and you don't simply said.
Democrats in Colorado opposed to the Jessica's law here is why -- probably never would have brought it up -- but the fact of the matter is is that you use to sexuality.
To impugn his Carrick I -- -- -- I have endured horrors hi -- what his priorities are the speaker of the house look.
I'm gonna post state -- opposes some Bill O'Reilly -- on the whole thing.
So people can see what -- -- you are you can't win the argument you don't know what you're talking about Jessica's law.
You what you run the editorial page in -- most powerful paper in the state and you don't know anything and all you can do we smear I know that's all you can do that's not true you don't know -- know what it gets.
Certainly there -- this is the best place for all my years out here is what I do you know about Jessica's law why no one.
In law enforcement in Colorado no water boarded it in 2007.
Or again this year -- in fact.
It's only brought up when the Republicans are in the minority.
In Colorado not when they have the majority it's being used against Democrats as a wedge in June issue politicize -- you don't know whether you supported or not.
All you know I don't know I want and believe -- on your or I'll get law enforcement from Colorado on here I don't make you look foolish on that statement.
When you don't even know about it and your the editorial director at Denver -- no matter what I think what he's -- or not.
You supported or not.
You have to ask me which version I'm so what's -- -- in the 2007 version of another mandatory 2425.
To life for rapists child rapists this year.
I think that we have seen in our judicial system that mandatory sentencing is oftentimes has unintended consequence I think you don't -- -- that's.
Colorado has strong sex offender laws.
I don't say hi guys I guys -- dozens of I got a dozen child -- is doing less than five years in your statements to Harvard.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Or lifetime lifetime probation for rape you know if you can't.
And against somebody -- that kid and they got lifetime probation you might be out there with a gun mr.
That's in addition to their prison sentences film I had to where they bring buyers and they -- terms of that -- two or three years they've got that's a good better soccer coach February prisoners Colorado.
-- -- I just gives it.
You need to look up Delbert Wallace Stewart.
You need to find out what that man did what a Colorado judge gave him and then you need to come back on the show and tell me -- only Jessica's law.
Verizon charges I don't know about that case -- another -- to discuss will be anytime -- -- When we come right back.
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