Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday argued that the Tsarnaev family was able to get more than $100,000 in welfare benefits over several years due to a welfare system that is devoid of oversight. When his guest, liberal radio show host Alan Colmes, challenged him, O’Reilly told him to “shut up.”
O’Reilly said the Boston bombing suspects’ mother is “disgraceful” for accusing the United States of framing her children for terrorism when her family has been taking taxpayer dollars. He also asked his guests why President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick aren’t angry over the fact that the terrorist suspects’ family were getting welfare assistance while “driving a Mercedes” and going back and forth to the country that was supposedly “persecuting” them — which is why they asked for asylum in the U.S.
When Colmes tried to interrupt him, O’Reilly ordered him to “shut up.”
Colmes disagreed, calling the uproar from conservatives “manufactured outrage” intended to go after welfare recipients and immigrants. He also noted privacy laws that protect welfare recipients. Continue reading via The Blaze...