O’Reilly producer interviews drunk partyers to gauge ‘single lady’ vote

By David Ferguson
Thursday, November 1, 2012 13:18 EDT
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'Single lady' voters in O'Reilly survey
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It’s no secret that women will be an important voting bloc next Tuesday when the nation goes to the polls to elect its next president. Wednesday on “The O’Reilly Factor,” Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly wondered which way women will vote on November 6 and sent producer Jesse Watters to interview some young, single women voters.

“We decided to do our own investigation,” O’Reilly said, “and that involved sending Jesse Watters out to canvass the ‘single ladies,’ who themselves were out socializing, pre-Halloween.”

The pundit then rolled Watters’s segment, which began with lots of women of approximately college age spliced together announcing their intention to “party.”

When the producer asked the women who they plan to vote for, the answers were varied, and about what a viewer would expect from political questions posed to people in bars.

He asked one woman, a book publicist dressed as U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, if she was a radical feminist. “I think that feminism is women wanting equal rights as men, so yes, in that sense I am a feminist.”

This was the most cogent answer in the video. The partyers were at a loss when the topic turned to Benghazi or other matters of policy. Most of the women picked by Watters and the production crew to represent single female voters ultimately said they were voting for who they “like” more.

“Obama,” said one woman, “I guess he’s cute.”

Watch the video, embedded via Fox News, below:

David Ferguson
David Ferguson
David Ferguson is an editor at Raw Story. He was previously writer and radio producer in Athens, Georgia, hosting two shows for Georgia Public Broadcasting and blogging at Firedoglake.com and elsewhere. He is currently working on a book.
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