Bill O'Reilly: “Poor people in America have air conditioning, have cars, have big screen TVs. They live pretty well” Written by Media Matters Staff Published 02/26/20 5:10 PM EST Sean Hannity radio February 26, 2020 Audio file Citation From the February 26, 2020, edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Most people, I think, want to have simple lives. ... This system of capitalism has created the greatest advancement of the human condition, because we are free. You take it from there. BILL O'REILLY: It's already happened here. HANNITY: Correct. O'REILLY: It's not that we have to strive for it. most people in America, even people in poverty, live very well. You know the studies that poor people in America have air conditioning, have cars, have big screen TVs. They live pretty well compared to the rest of the world. So why are we tearing down-- HANNITY: You see, people are going to misconstrue what you just said here. ... O'REILLY: Even poor people in America live better than middle-class people in most other countries in the world. So why do you want to destroy a system that provides opportunity to rise and improve your circumstance. Correction (2/27/20): Due to a transcription error, the quote in the headline was initially incorrectly attributed to Sean Hannity in the transcript. Bill O'Reilly delivered the comment.