What Happens When Fox Pundits Get Out-crazied and Start Getting Real?

Ken AshfordHealth Care, Right Wing and Inept MediaLeave a Comment

Check out this tidbit from Bill O'Reilly's show last night:

O’REILLY: The public option now is done. We discussed this, it’s not going to happen. But you say that this little marketplace that they’re going to set up, whereby the federal government would subsidize insurance for some Americans, that is, in your opinion, a public option?

OWCHARENKO: Well, it has massive new federal regulation. So you don’t necessarily need a public option if the federal government is going to control and regulate the type of health insurance that Americans can buy.

O’REILLY: But you know, I want that, Ms. Owcharenko. I want that. I want, not for personally for me, but for working Americans, to have a option, that if they don’t like their health insurance, if it’s too expensive, they can’t afford it, if the government can cobble together a cheaper insurance policy that gives the same benefits, I see that as a plus for the folks.

That really seems like an endorsement of some kind of public option, or, at least the general theory behind the public option…. from Bill O'Reilly.

See, I think he's being outflanked on his right by the bi-polarism of Beck, and he probably figures — "Well, I might as well be honest now since Beck is getting all the attention."