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Hi Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight analyzing the side show that -- -- subject of this evening's talking points memo.
With President Obama calling -- being -- controversy aside show yesterday.
Is instructive to look at public opinion on the issue right now.
According new pew research poll 56% America's not really following the big Nazi story.
Something talking points put forth last week.
44% -- interest.
37% believe the Obama administration has been honest about the -- 40% say they've been dishonest.
23% don't know.
This week to more stories broke that cast doubt about whether the Obama administration is running the country honestly.
The IRS has admitted it targeted some conservative groups for scrutiny.
And the Justice Department secretly looked at the phone records of some reporters who work for the Associated Press.
Today attorney general holder said that decision was made by deputy attorney general James Cole.
Who is working with the FBI to find out who is leaking classified information about anti terror operations to reporters.
Now this morning I -- on FOX & Friends and Good Morning America to promote my new book keep it -- I found two very different situations.
I'm GMA my pal George Stephanopoulos is not convinced not convinced -- -- he's a big deal.
Starting -- ambassador rice.
Who told -- to say it.
You'll explain and mr.
-- have really -- that is not exactly what I know you haven't done a -- -- there on vacation.
He hasn't done all right he needs to do it who did it do you know who told rice to do it but we know -- the -- you well yeah -- to -- mislead everybody.
I don't think she was told the -- to mislead anybody she was given talking points by the White House has said time and time again.
We're prepared by the CIA would editing room from the -- -- -- who gave her handed her these talking points it turned out to be bogus -- We need to know the name.
When we find that out the name that they get -- story will begin to crystallize but we don't know all.
On the other side -- Laura Ingram already convinced the AP story is bit.
That was there anything -- and as well who cares AJ I think I'll ask -- inaccurate article and I know it's not it's absolutely not.
The Justice Department went through legal terms to do to get that phone records they didn't know for sure what the -- OK so that's not a scandal.
-- -- -- Yeah jumping awareness and the idea that every idea that we're giving the administration the benefit of the doubt -- given an environmental and everything I'm I'm not saying -- that.
Now the reason president of bombing get away with saying all his troubles.
-- caused by political attacks is that some on the right the way beyond established facts in effect they're giving him cover.
The heavy odds are that the president did not directly -- the IRS to pound conservative groups if he did that.
That's an impeachable offense but evidence smarts com fourth and we need the press.
Need to investigate -- and we well I will all.
Same thing with the -- if there was an abuse of power or facts must back that up.
-- guys he's different there are facts.
And they point to misleading the American public for political gain.
There's -- get around rice's testimony or the shoddy security in Libya.
That story being -- that's huge.
Down the road the IRS -- the AP stories might become nightmares -- President Obama but again.
That has not yet been established.
-- not enough top story tonight reaction joins Miami a purveyor Bernard Goldberg dot com mr.
go over quite a morning for me Bernie.
Yes it was let's start out with Europe chat with Stephanopoulos.
Liberal reporters with a few exceptions have played down the Ben -- story we all know that they played it down because President Obama -- -- hero.
Once it played down.
There's a history in the liberal media of playing down stories that he wants played down and playing up stories that he wants played up.
That's why during the campaign we heard so much about the war on went.
Because President Obama wanted that story played out.
-- it's it's important to point out that things have changed and they changed when George Karl.
Reporter on -- broadcast network.
Broke the story last week about all the rewrites of the talking points to scrub any references to terrorism.
That gave permission.
And that sort I want to use that gave permission.
-- other mainstream reporters to go after President Obama in a way they have before.
-- it's not just relax he said judge George Carlin music coach of the Denver Nuggets on -- job in college ABC just go but you know he took that from.
The weekly standard happens is that's right that's rhetoric that's also -- good point.
If Catherine Herridge comes up with something -- she's come up with a lot or Steve -- comes up with something.
That doesn't filter into the mainstream press that -- permission for anything but -- one of their own comes up with that.
Now we can go after President Obama and act like real reporters because we now have permission.
Now let's go to your appearance -- the morning show on fox.
That this is what will let me agree with you first.
Via the administration the Justice Department.
They got a subpoena they acted legally a -- -- Obama involvement no evidence of that I totally agree with you.
But you don't like the word scandal so let me -- your question bill what word would you use -- the Justice Department got a subpoena which they kept secret.
And then collected the phone records of Roger Ailes Brett there.
Catherine Herridge and all the other reporters who have done fine work on national security.
I usual -- used the phrase abuse of power they did that but here's -- here's the difference and I'm -- of two minds on this.
We know that the FBI's investigating.
Classified information -- just like the WikiLeaks thing very very -- to that.
And also we know the story centers around -- CIA operation in Yemen all right.
That found its way into the Associated Press on the FBI's trying to find out.
Who leaked classified information to -- -- -- now you can agree or disagree with the FBI should be doing that.
But it's -- to do it and they're doing absolutely but here's where it gets me furious.
Holder the attorney general recused himself from this investigation because he himself by the -- All right season while I'm not gonna do it because I might be a targeted the FBI's interviews so -- give it to my deputy.
So then holding -- -- -- I don't know anything about it that's not true holder knows a lot about it.
So it's a big show read.
As I said right it's we don't know anything about where gonna find out where to find out about Ben Ghazi.
We're gonna find out about the IRS and we're gonna -- and they never did find out.
No but but but -- it's worse than that this is what they don't.
They say we're gonna find out about it so we can answer your questions now because we don't know yet then when you ask about an eight months later they say hey it's a.
Old's -- how do you worry about it when things don't start -- -- -- that everybody knows the game now.
Now final question for you.
I'm trying to convince conservative Americans who think I'm soft on Obama are -- you know now all -- that business.
That by saying the AP story is a scandal before you know anything about it.
Hurts the cause of legitimate investigations.
Into the Obama administration.
Do you like why -- run.
I think you're -- a good point but I think the AP example is not a good one because I do think that is a scandal.
But the point you're making is that there are people on the left.
Who who will not acknowledge stepping does he's a big story.
And there are people on the right.
Who if Barack Obama.
Came up with a cure for cancer wouldn't give him credit for -- and by the way I mean that literally.
So we're not dealing with journalism we're not even dealing in this in this day and age with honest opinion.
We're dealing with raw partisanship.
And that's not good.
For the people out but it helps.
It helps President Obama because he could yourself -- -- out it's all political.
If Fox News people at all like me so whatever you did an automatic right.
The best single example and I could do this and -- half the sentence of the birthers.
These people who still think Barack Obama was born on Pluto or some place.
Only only help Barack Obama Aaron and it's true to a lesser extent in all these other examples next on the rundown.
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