O'Reilly 2006 anti-Tiller rant: "[I]f I could get my hands on Tiller -- well, you know. Can't be vigilantes. Can't do that. It's just a figure of speech."
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From the November 6, 2006, broadcast of Westwood One's The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:
O'REILLY: This is a human rights issue. Can you imagine impregnating a 10-year-old, 11-year-old, 12-year-old, and the abortion clinic doesn't turn the information over to the authorities? Can you imagine? Because there's nothing gonna happen to the, you know, girl. She's gonna be interviewed. And if she's living in a home with a father --
E.D. HILL (co-host): Right.
O'REILLY: -- or an uncle who would do that, you're gonna keep her in that home?
HILL: Well, and the woman said most of the times, these are repeat offenders. Well, OK --
HILL: -- even more of a reason that you need to --
O'REILLY: But that's OK with her because it's all theory. It's all theory with her. You see? It doesn't matter. And I'll tell you what: Even if you walked her through it, if you made her stay in the room while Tiller took the baby out and drilled a hole in its head, she wouldn't change. Wouldn't change. Would retreat back into the world of theory, reproductive rights, [unintelligible] funding, eh duh deh, buh boo buh bah buh bah. And that's where we are in America. Not everybody is like that. Most people believe the way I believe. I know that. All the polls show that. But the powers that be, the courts, the media -- oh, the media. I can't tell you how despicable I think The Kansas City Star and The Wichita Eagle -- those are the two main ones. I can't tell you.
Let me just read you one thing before we take a break. I'm gonna take your phone calls. This is from the Associated Press. This is Associated -- no, this Kansas City Star, Kansas City Star. Quote: "O'Reilly said on the program that a source told his show that abortion providers were performing late-term abortions because the women were depressed, a mental health risk he deemed insufficient."
"He deemed insuff"-- this is David Klepper, Kansas City Star. You see? "O'Reilly deemed it. Who's O'Reilly?" "He deemed."
OK. So, I'm the fascist, I'm the bad guy, I'm the problem. Not Tiller. No, he -- no, no, no. He's a good guy. Now, Tiller's pumping all kinds of money into obviously the attorney general race. He wants the guy that's gonna let him off the hook to win. Those of you listening in Kansas, you ought to know that. You know, I don't -- I'm not gonna tell you who to vote for. You guys know these guys better than I do, but I tell you what, anything Tiller wants, I'm voting the other way. And if I could get my hands on Tiller -- well, you know. Can't be vigilantes. Can't do that. It's just a figure of speech.
But despicable? Oh, my God. Oh, it doesn't get worse. Does it get worse? No. Back with your calls and comments.