Fox News host Bill O’Reilly accused Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders on Friday of providing cover for women wanting abortions for frivolous reasons.
“If you are going to say that the two Democrats running for president both favor pretty much abortion at any time, for any reason, and they hide behind the women’s health issue,” O’Reilly told contributor Kirsten Powers. “But that could be a migraine headache, you know — ‘OK, I don’t want to have the kid, my boyfriend left me, my husband left me, whatever it may be, I got a migraine, kid is going to be born next week.'”
“I don’t think that many people get abortions because they have a migraine headache,” Powers responded.
“OK, it doesn’t matter,” the host said. “It’s theoretical. When you have two candidates saying they don’t want any limitations in the law place. They don’t want any.”
O’Reilly then alluded to George Tiller, the Kansas abortion provider he regularly called “Tiller the baby killer” before Tiller was shot and killed. O’Reilly later defended his attacks on Tiller as “accurate reporting.”
Tiller’s services, O’Reilly said on Friday, were “so far from what the American people want.”
Watch the discussion, as posted on Friday by Media Matters, below.
Trump is a ‘human opioid’ who feeds racism to his ‘white identity cult’: author
Democrats will lose the 2020 campaign if they treat it like a typical election and instead need to make a moral issue against President Donald Trump, author Tim Wise explained on MSNBC on Monday.
Wise is the author of the 2004 book White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.
"As Democrats work on their strategy to counter President Trump ahead of the 2020 election. Anti-racism activist Tim Wise -- who helped to defeat David Duke in two campaigns in the 1990s -- provided this advice for Democrats," anchor Chris Matthews said.
He read excerpts of tweets from Wise.
‘They’re trying to gag Mueller’: Ex-White House attorney worries Bill Barr’s scheme will work
Attorney General Bill Barr is trying to "gag" special counsel Robert Mueller before his public testimony before Congress on Wednesday, former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal worried on MSNBC on Monday.
"When you see these new reports that the Barr Justice Department continues to try to narrow what will come out of this hearing, what does that say to you?" MSNBC anchor Ari Melber asked.
"I’m extremely concerned. I don’t think it’s narrow. I think it looks like they’re trying to gag Mueller and trying to say anything not in the report is presumptively privileged," Katyal explained.
Watergate lawyer reveals the Mueller report footnote on ‘theft’ that Dems must ask him about
Former federal prosecutor Nick Ackerman brought a highlighted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report during an appearance on MSNBC anticipating questions for Wednesday's hearing.
Host Ari Melber asked Ackerman to pick out the one page of the report that he would want to ask Mueller a question about.
Ackerman selected page 176, which relates to Roger Stone and the distribution of the stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee.
"It’s a fact, is it not, Mr. Mueller, if you look at that footnote — that your office considered charging people with the theft of stolen property and trafficking in stolen property, is that right?" Ackerman asked his hypothetical question to Mueller.