| Video Snippet of Bill-O Rant
Full video, including trailer park set up.
You knew it was going to happen.
The moment John Edwards said he wouldn't participate in the Fox “News”
Nevada presidential debate all hell broke loose. All the candidates followed
his lead. It's costing Edwards plenty, at least on Fox.
Last night, Bill-O went after him, tying him to Rosie O'Donnell, as well as
dragging out his trailer park neighbors to say he's a big rich guy. O'Reilly
never mentioned once the humble beginnings of where John Edwards started his
life. It was as if he was born with a law degree in his diaper.
In the next hour, Sean Hannity continued the drill, though I'd had my fill
by then and didn't watch it.
The message is clear and very simple, if a bit threatening. If you're a Democrat
who dares to stand up to the Fox smears you're going to get the same treatment.
Clinton gets it all the time. Obama has had his share, too, until Ailes compared
him to Osama.
The Fox “News” channel is in ratings free fall. Someone has to pay.
Edwards helped publicize what they're all about. He's in the target zone.
While Rosie O'Donnell is a poster girl for far left propaganda, far more
serious is the conduct of John Edwards. The former vice presidential candidate
has sold his soul to far left interests and is now telling the world the war
on terror is a “bumper sticker.” â€” Imagine losing a loved
one on 9/11 hearing that.
Edwards is running a preposterous campaign. He lives like a sultan in a 30,000
foot North Carolina house. Look at that! Yet he decries economic unfairness
in America. He runs around telling Americans the system is rigged, while paying
$400 for a haircut. This guy is a one-man sitcom.
Now across the street from his palatial mansion is a trailer park where working
class Americans live. They are neighbors of John Edwards. Some like him. Most
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He don't know â€” he really doesn't know what two
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Everybody here is just normal income people. You know,
just live day-to-day. And I don't think he knows anything about us.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What do you have in common with John Edwards?
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I can't imagine anything. He don't know anything about
the things I know about.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I don't know if he knows how to help poor people or lower
class people. He doesn't know them. He doesn't â€” you got to know something
about something before you can help the problem. He doesn't know anything
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When he talks about the two Americas, what do you think
he means when he's talking about that?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't know. He says many different things. I just
don't pay any attention to what he says any more.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
O'REILLY: We couldn't find anybody in the trailer park to say anything nice
about John Edwards.
Now “Talking Points” tries to respect all of those who want to
serve their country, but Edwards is an exception. I have no respect for him.
He's a phony and is in the tank for special interest to damage this country.
Edwards is going nowhere, but deserves to be called out.
And that's “The Memo.”