O'Reilly Defends Carson: 'His Opinion Shouldn't Disqualify Him for Anything'
In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O'Reilly said it's downright sad to see the liberal media beating up on presidential candidates who don't embrace Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter and global warming.
"And now it's ridiculous Muslim stuff that the media is propelling," O'Reilly said, pointing to the controversy over Dr. Ben Carson's comments that he doesn't believe the U.S. should have a Muslim president.
"Dr. Carson believes that Islamic candidates don't line up with Judeo-Christian philosophy - on which the country was founded - and he's not allowed to say that? It's his opinion!" O'Reilly said. "Here's a bulletin: Unlike many Muslim countries, we have free speech in America, and Carson's opinion shouldn't disqualify him for anything but individual votes, if that be the case."
"The Factor" host said disputes like this are overshadowing the important issues on the campaign trail like declining incomes for working Americans.
He said that presidential candidates should know that they're not going to get a fair shot with the media.
"They had better stop answering loaded questions about Muslims, physical appearances and who has more pep," O'Reilly said. "The country is devolving quickly. It has nothing to do with Muslim political candidates, a phony war on women or global warming."
"It has everything to do with staggering incompetence."
Watch the full Talking Points Memo and Charles Krauthammer's reaction above.
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