Watch Charles Krauthammer Mock O'Reilly's Outrage Over Lack Of Celebrity Inauguration Performers
Krauthammer: "I Find It Hard To Get Exercised Over The Fact That We May Be Short A Rockette”
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From the January 3 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor:
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BILL O'REILLY (HOST): The harsh truth is that there is reverse McCarthyism going on in the entertainment industry. Remember that in the 1950s, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy started accusing people in Hollywood of being Communists. That led to a black list where people were not hired because McCarthy smeared them.
Today, it seems anti-Trump zealots may be doing the same thing. If you are a Trump supporter, you are a bad person, and a number of entertainers believe their careers will be harmed, should they associate with the new Trump administration. Again, that is terrible, an awful state of affairs. Talking Points believes enough is enough of the anti-Trump movement. The man won the election, give him a chance. Respect the process. Stop the nonsense.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: You know, I find it hard to get exercised over the fact that we may be short a Rockette at the inaugural celebration.
O'REILLY: It's okay to deny somebody a job in Charles Krauthammer's world if they show up at the Trump inauguration? That's okay? To deny someone a job?
O'REILLY: But that's the fear, that's the cloak of fear that we are dealing with now.
KRAUTHAMMER: But you've shown no evidence that that's what's at play.
O'REILLY: Oh, stop. The evidence is there's nobody booked. That's the evidence, there's nobody booked, two weeks away.
KRAUTHAMMER: They don't want to play for Donald Trump.
KRAUTHAMMER: This is a republic.
KRAUTHAMMER: You are not summoned to perform for the king or for the dictator. In some places, if Kim Jong-un calls you to sing, you better show up, because otherwise you're not gonna make it to the morning.
O'REILLY: You -- you don't know anything about the Hollywood industries. They will perform for Joseph Stalin, okay, if they think it is going to help their career. Okay?