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There's no other way to look at how Bill O'Reilly closed out his interview with Glenn Beck on his November 12, 2009 O'Reilly Factor show.
If O'Reilly is pressed about this, he will likely insist that he was just kidding, and that it was all just a joke. Millions upon millions of Americans, however, think that that is precisely what Beck's lunatic delusions call for.
After hearing Beck make his oh-so-clever associations between billionaire philanthropist, George Soros, and the likes of Hitler, Dr. Evil, and Darth Vader, O'Reilly suggested, at the end of the interview, that he would be "calling the authorities". He was not referencing the authorities in blue uniforms, he was referencing the authorities in white coats.
Watch the video titled "Glenn Beck on Bill O'Reilly (11-12-10)" at YouTube. The transcript is printed below. Decide for yourself what O'Reilly was hinting at. It doesn't happen very often, but every once in a while, O'Reilly gets it right.
O'REILLY: Tonight the "G" man has been investigating radical left guy George Soros who funds a number of organizations that are trying to change the country in ways Beck does not like. So you're picking on poor George Soros all this week. Come on!
BECK: I know that's a kindly grand fatherly sort of man, isn't he?
O'REILLY: You're really workin' the guy over, three hours on him. What is... what is the headline for somebody that didn't see the program?
BECK: Ummm... the headline is that uhhh... what you're seeing is... happen...ummm... and what is coming, between the inflation in the grocery stores and the gas pumps... ummm... the ummm... organizations out in the streets... ummm... it's a puppet show. It is... it is orchestrated by George Soros. There are five things. He's collapsed four different... ahh... regimes, four different countries before, and of course he's collapsed currencies. He's... ahhh... considered an eca... an eca... economic war criminal... ahhh... in some parts of the countr... in some parts of the world.
O'REILLY: All right, so let's take... let's take the pricing first. So your theory is, that the rise in gas prices, and the rise in food commodity prices, is directly attributable to Mr. Soros?
BECK: Oh yeah. Mr. Soros is... ummm... ummm... along with allies... and and he's created a shadow government, which we outlined... ummm... and, really in... in his own words... the shadow party... is something that he did - shadow party conventions back in 2000. Ummm... and so he, and his allies, believe that there should be a new world order. This is ummm... an organization that George Soros has been putting together for years - in his own words... in his own words... after five...
O'REILLY: Yeah he's got the "Open Society" organization...
O'REILLY: ... and he's got all this other business that he finances...
BECK: Five hundred million dollars to some of the most radical leftist organizations"
O'REILLY: There's no doubt... there's no doubt...