Impact on democracy when press supports a political party
Talking Points 3/15
- Duration 7:52
- Date Mar 15, 2013
Talking Points 3/15
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Hi -- Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight what happens to democracy when the press actively supports a political party.
That is -- subject of this evening's talking points memo it is widely believed.
That the national media in America is in the tank for personal -- they generally supports policies and when he does something wrong media.
Don't make a big deal out.
Obviously to -- -- -- Obama and a great example is a national debt most economists believe that a nation -- seventeen trillion dollars is in trouble.
But the president and the Democratic Party do not believe that.
-- debt is not endangering us a bit.
But -- -- all our economists say it.
We're we're in debt.
But it's not endangering everything is a matter of fact there are economists who say.
Some -- is is not a bad idea at all.
Some dead some dead congressman Conyers -- if you don't think -- seventeen trillion is a problem you need to retire.
How many times have you heard the national press speak passionately about the debt besides Fox News and the Wall Street Journal few others do.
Memories of many Americans have no blank and clue.
About this troubling issue.
This is what happens when the press -- in concert.
With a political party.
One another example of squat to Colorado they're the Democratic Party will not put Jessica's law up for a vote.
Even though 44 other states have passed harsh mandatory penalties for child rapes the depressing Colorado.
Is harboring for the Democrats.
In law enforcement in Colorado -- supported 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 is a wedge in June issue polygamy -- you don't know whether you supported or not.
All you know I don't know I want to believe me I'll get -- I'll get law enforcement from Colorado on here.
I don't make you look foolish on -- statement.
And in a moment I will fulfill that promise.
But the bigger picture assess the founding fathers gave the press special privileges to challenge the political powers that be to be skeptical.
About the power off.
And to report accurately on them to we the people.
But now we have some media in bid with politicians and that affects every American to pretend the seventeen trillion dollar national debt is not a danger.
Is -- responsible to -- the Jessica's laws not necessary which children in danger.
If the media is doing both of those things.
And -- -- now for the top story tonight let's go back out Colorado.
And joining us from Denver might Macintosh and Adams county sheriff's office -- a Colorado Springs Terry -- TE.
-- how much -- tough I should say Terry my key to the sheriff of El Paso County Jeremy and Lydia.
Do you think Colorado needs Jessica's law.
Absolutely I do believe that needs -- Why -- -- it is the editorial director the Denver Post.
And mark -- -- you know the speaker of the house in Denver Colorado.
Saying that no law enforcement support Jessica's law.
Well it's it's my opinion that they are surveying a very narrow group that happens to be around very tight Denver circle.
And not reaching out I spoke to 2 sheriffs this morning that feel it would be good thing for Colorado and it would be bring more clarity to existing laws so there's three of us right now that I know would be in support of it.
Well -- for chief Macintosh.
Who works and Adams county just north of Denver do you support Jessica's law chief.
Yes sir -- do.
Are you insulted that the editorial director of the Denver Post largest newspaper in the state.
Says that you and the sheriff and every -- -- law enforcement doesn't support it.
That seems to be to be it's a pretty disturbing statement when both of you -- He could've picked up the phone easily did you get a call by the way from anybody at the Denver Post asking if you supported either didn't Jessica's law.
-- I certainly didn't get a call and I don't remember ever being asked if we supported because Morgan telling in my position would be yes we need more true conservatives and assisted pull -- out of the hat.
So they -- prop up -- and you know in the Democratic Party.
-- chief Macintosh why do you support Jessica's law on Colorado because all we hear.
From the democratic politicians -- the national political machine out there it's Colorado it's tough enough laws tough enough laws against child predators.
Well bill did for me it's it's all about.
The safety for children in our communities.
And we need to ensure that there's laws out there that protect our kids are our greatest assets.
And anytime that somebody comes out and makes a statement for law enforcement and hasn't contacted law enforcement then -- I like the sheriff take offense to that time and I -- you have to run for office in El Paso kind which encompasses Colorado Springs.
What's the climate in this state when I worked out there from 1978.
Colorado was a fairly traditional I wouldn't say it was a conservative state but it was it was traditional -- you would never have legalize marijuana never would have had.
It is Jessica's -- to pass like that back then what happened.
You know it seems it there is a real movement to not hold criminals accountable for their actions and it's almost.
Driving -- being driven I should say in a more liberal approach.
And even a few years ago -- under governor Ritter we released hundreds and hundreds of what they termed as nonviolent offenders.
Often shortening sentences and putting on back on the streets and I think law enforcement today.
Is dealing with the repercussions of that.
And I think there's a reluctance to truly hold those offenders accountable and put the rights of law abiding citizens ahead of a criminals.
-- is there -- polarization.
Like you have the boulder Denver axis right all right this is very liberal.
But -- no rest of the state doesn't seem to be that level but it's overwhelmed because that's the population center.
In Denver boulder that axis is that what's going on.
You know I really I really can't speak to that bill -- I just know that's.
Up up in the northern area in the metro area working with the law enforcement officers there that.
That our main concern is that the safety of the communities and in which we enforce the laws and to me it's it's taken the politics out of it and it really is ensuring.
That we are protecting the rights of all right so if you read Jessica's law than both of you agree that it would be easier to put these child predators away obviously 25 to life first offense first conviction.
That would help you guys are trying to protect the kids -- Colorado my correct.
Oh I absolutely I agree it would and I think it needs a floor.
For a minimum sentence and too often we let people out of prison or after only serving half.
The sense -- issues.
All right last -- chief.
Well and and I was just going to add when.
When you look at the states that already have it in and you noted at the at the top of your story that there are 44 other states.
The states that have that you've already seen the recidivism -- taught how to look down with those violent -- it was six -- that don't have it.
It's a lot easier to get away.
With raping a child in -- states and there's no question about it gentlemen thanks very much we appreciate -- next on the rundown.