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I'm Bill O'Reilly reporting tonight from Washington DC thanks for watching us no talking points memo this evening because I want to get.
Right to our lead story and interview with former congressman Barney Frank.
As you may know the day after three were killed and more than 200 injured in that awful Boston terror attack last week.
frank became the center of controversy.
While speaking on the phone to -- -- that he put forth a political point of view.
In this terrible situation.
But -- very grateful that we had a well funded.
On -- government.
It is very fashionable in America.
And this system kind of criticized government has been little public employees -- but that they can talk about.
It's what -- they get their sit and hope there.
Do we saw.
In two ways -- Bloomberg a little what does that member countries when did you read his foot -- governments lower taxes.
I'm still tax cuts would have helped us.
There was -- will help us -- some sort of this is very expensive.
Now after mr.
frank said that some journalists including this fought his comments were too close to the death and destruction.
Even the liberal MSNBC.
So you keep talking about revenue in the infrastructure in the fact that.
We have the capabilities necessary to respond.
To something as atrocious as this.
Do you feel like you're capitalizing and making political hay of this event that happened.
You don't ever remember.
Well you're making political argument about revenue right now I think -- pretty.
Joining us now from Boston is -- -- So what hindsight do you think he should have waited a few days before -- making those points.
No for two reasons first.
That's a partial quote what I said when I was called on that day in every case there -- three -- four interviews I began by.
Talking about how terrible it was it some people were there with people they -- and all of a sudden they -- dead.
In every one of those interviewed I began.
When -- ask -- my reaction by talking about the said that we all had to feel as several of the interviewers and press me for further reaction.
I don't think a discussion of public policy -- -- of inappropriate premature by the way I -- noted many others were talking about immigration.
You would Dennis Miller who who would just got -- my remarks a date to later in mr.
bill which complaining.
That I'm a -- it.
That their President Obama hadn't called terrorism on the first day he went into the second day well that was an appropriate criticism given his viewpoint.
Of the president the notion that you should spend that.
A discussion of important issues the -- -- -- except now I did as I said begin to all you do with with my.
Feelings of sadness that I and my condolences -- -- -- -- Here here's why it might be inappropriate.
Because when you say.
Look no tax -- would help this situation.
You basically polarizing.
Americans who want lower taxes smaller government.
But in a timeline exists.
And you are from Boston.
I wanted to see and I called for on the air all Americans to come together.
Right not only to support the grieving families but also to show the world that we're united front -- you're not gonna.
Come in here at our house and intimidated us.
Buying your rhetoric by your rhetoric you're dividing people 24 hours after -- I think we should have all all of us in the public -- The -- I would -- him.
I would have yet to win that what did I remembered two days after with the -- mister Mello would be very critical.
-- of a range of including mr.
Miller would you cheering him on attacking President Obama for his response no I don't.
And how we attacked President Obama RAI bots we asked me why LA did we asked the why the term economic.
You know I wanna get around.
Yes and mr.
Miller was very critical.
Of the president for not having said terrorism the first day and a half ten on the fact that that was all that is accusing -- LT -- let me tell you cannot know the grumbled.
Can I don't know -- we'll get to -- okay.
This Camilla would being critical the president that we -- right.
As far as dividing the country.
The country is divided as it should be in a democracy.
Referring to existing division does not polarizing I didn't know who opposed -- and it could tell that from watching your show much of the time.
But I think that's legitimate as they say yeah it was appropriate to talk about these.
The sympathy we felt on the hard.
But when I was -- for further reacted.
That was -- reaction and I do think that is a legitimate debate America.
And I would have -- what you -- not the day after two days after three days after it went to become appropriately -- many people from the wolf.
Parts of the spectrum being appropriately.
But political this intertwined when I -- but saying what they put public policy going to be.
Much of that week.
-- We have two positions my position and what I call for on the night of the bombing was all Americans come together.
And your position 24 hours after.
That you divided America on a policy basis and people can decide what worthy of what is.
I don't know I didn't divide America that I didn't -- I didn't I didn't divide America America is appropriately divided we are you I asked for.
Versions -- though I prefer a lot smaller government and lower not on that people in adds Arnold we all should have been -- I'll you what I did not -- -- -- -- away and unfortunately the way.
May I finish again but can I haven't -- -- -- the allied with the Miller what you've gotten quite so much time as I've had so Fargo make your.
May I speak.
little -- in fact being critical of the president I didn't mention any individual I wouldn't casting its burden on people I was expressing different things with their viewpoint.
And I do not think that it is appropriate to say.
Bad people who hate democracy didn't think let's not have a discussion of issues.
It would it would they would not -- -- pregnant it would not dividing people would referring to what I think debate in this country.
And I have to who went with it appropriate to start politics Wednesday not to.
I think you're I think you're right maybe aired it out by the end of the week and then we had.
Of course under the -- -- now we get on Wednesday are.
It's not -- -- credit blame -- -- the Miller.
nobody thinks very critical of the president but I don't know it's right at home plate mr.
-- always attacking the president for not saying terrorism on Wednesday -- what do you think about that final dividend.
What do you think -- don't really terrorism that was gonna cover of Eduardo what do you think about the commander in chief.
That it was the Islamic Jihad.
That was always motivating force behind the terror attack he won't say -- what do you think about.
Well I think two things first of -- I think you were trying to you know who have -- -- division in the country that's a good thing to do that's legitimate on the Monday.
Millwood -- we've been critical of his comments on the Wednesday.
Nobody -- that it was Islamic terrorists we we -- was terrorism.
But nobody knew on the Monday Leo we -- know did it -- no I'm I I don't feel like like he hasn't I still have residents still hasn't defined it.
As it jihadist actions -- Well I don't know about how to I would say -- -- Islamic.
Legal privilege fired by Islamic terrorism I think people.
Yeah or to be very clear about that and I think why didn't think the president did make him why do you think that for I don't know not almighty -- I'm not in charge of -- the president know what you're I think you're you know I'm very well he's the leader of your party.
You must have an opinion I have an opinion on everything -- well.
No hey I don't have an opinion on -- -- don't have opinions on things you know an effect on the Monday night that I had no idea when people ask me to speculate one of the things I thought was.
Unfortunate -- a lot of people.
Who should be in my in the -- -- -- you should be and speculating about things within only until we should just differed on what will we we don't like that at all and speculation is ever get so you just don't know why.
Barack Obama won't say this was generated by Islamic Jihad is you if you don't you're like why haven't but I don't -- all.
I mean I and I'm asking whether -- -- apparently I -- I had a I know you and I neither one of us knows I have not been a Washington I've been out of congress this reminds them up and talking -- Jewish people about that.
I don't think it's legitimate for people to debate that one -- the other I don't think it's dividing the country.
Two to move you Drake and I don't think by the way that.
Who -- the bacteria found out the level of funding we put into the police forces the effects of a sequester which was sitting.
Oprah those are very legitimate topic to debate are legitimate debate top I don't what casting aspersions on people -- device.
The country what you will move to existing legitimate public policy discussion after expressing sympathy that's -- -- right now -- I think that we both got our point across tonight which is what we do on this program and we're glad you participated thanks very much.
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