Policy: Immigration

Mark Levin criticizes FOX’s Bill O’Reilly for endorsing unseen immigration bill

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Radio talk show host Mark Levin criticized FOX News host Bill O’Reilly last night for endorsing the controversial immigration reform bill drafted by the Senate ‘Gang of Eight.’

“It is time for the USA to pass immigration reform,” O’Reilly stated during his show. “For years I’ve called for a more secure southern border, you know that. And now it looks like the secure border is in reach. At least somewhat. So I hope this bill does become law.”

Shortly after O’Reilly’s statement, Levin responded to the implied endorsement of the bill on his radio show.

Refering to FOX News, Levin remarked that “the host there just endorsed the law and then said ‘When are we going to see the law?’ – the immigration bill.”

Levin added carefully that his words weren’t personal.

“You know this isn’t personal, I’m not targeting him per se, but this is the way things work now,” Levin said. “That’s not analysis, that’s not substantive. Endorsing a law before you even read it? Before it’s even in final form?”

Levin noted that the FOX News Channel was his fourth favorite cable channel – after HGTV, The History Channel, and A&E – reminding his audience that it was easy for pundits to take the talking points from politicians and use them as an excuse to support their legislation.

“This is the same as the past! I’m looking out for the folks!” Levin said, reminding his audience that the bill was more “big government utopianism.”

 

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