In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O'Reilly said that "America is in for a big shock" and that "the country is going in the wrong direction."

O'Reilly said that a new poll by Gallup found that left-wing and right-wing Americans are tied in numbers. 

The poll asked more than 1,000 adult Americans to describe themselves on social issues. 

It found that 26 percent of Americans consider themselves as conservatives, while 33 percent consider themselves as moderates.

This is the first time since 1999 that conservatives have not outnumbered liberals, O'Reilly quipped. 

"So why is it happening?" he asked. 

"I call it the Watters' World syndrome - that more Americans are simply ignorant of the consequences involving social behavior," O'Reilly said. "As Talking Points has often pointed out the rise of the net has taken people away from the real world and put them in a fantasy world."

O'Reilly said that he thinks only about 50 percent of Americans actually take time to understand important issues. 

"Half the country does not," he stated. "They are simpletons. Unwilling and unable to discipline themselves into formulating a philosophy of life."

O'Reilly explained that the second factor that's driving Americans to the left is the entertainment industry and social media.

He said that combined, the two are putting forth "a more libertine lifestyle."

"Going forward, Talking Points believes America is in for a big shock," O'Reilly stated. "I don't know how that shock is going to be delivered, but I do know that we are heading in the wrong direction on just about every important issue."

Watch the full Memo in the clip above.


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