Huffpost has the scoop of Hillary on O’Reilly-Fox News.
She just could pass this up. And it’s a two-part interview to air Wednesday and Thursday in prime time EDT.
Hillary Clinton On O’Reilly Factor: Wright’s Statement Are Offensive and Outrageous (Video at Huffpost link)
Fox News is releasing highlights from Hillary Clinton’s first interview on “The O’Reilly Factor.” ABC got its hands on a partial transcript (transcript also pasted below). Hillary says she believes Reverend Wright’s comments are “offensive and outrageous.”
Watch the video and read more from ABC below :
Hillary Clinton, in her first appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor,” matched Barack Obama’s declared outrage over Rev. Jeremiah Wright, saying she was offended by the pastor’s statements about America.
In a two-part interview to air Wednesday and Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET, Clinton said it’s up to voters to decide whether the mounting controversy over Obama’s retired pastor should impact the race.
O’Reilly: “Some people say it’s not a big difference between you and Barack Obama, overall philosophy, overall outlook. It’s a democratic liberal line, he’s more liberal than you, but it’s the same thing. It’s a personality run, which is why before Rev. Wright derailed him, Barack Obama had some momentum because you are a more polarizing personality than he is. Do you agree with that?”
Read the transcript – courtesy of ABC.
ABC News’ Eloise Harper Reports: In an “O’Reilly Factor” exclusive, Hillary Clinton rebuked Rev. Jeremiah Wright in her strongest language to-date.
Sen. Clinton, D-N.Y., speaking exclusively to FOX News, called Wright’s comments “offensive and outrageous,” telling conservative talk show host Bill O’Reilly that she going to leave the controversy “up to voters to decide.”
Here’s the full exchange between O’Reilly and Clinton, as released by FOX News:
O’Reilly: “Can you believe this Rev. Wright guy? Can you believe this guy?”
Clinton: “Well, I’m going to leave it up to voters to decide.”
O’Reilly: “Well, what do you think as an American?”
Clinton: “Well, what I said when I was asked directly is that I would not have stayed in the church.
O’Reilly: “You’re an American citizen, I’m an American citizen, He’s an American citizen, Rev. Wright. What do you think when you hear a fellow American citizen say that kind of stuff about America.”
Clinton: “Well, I take offense. I think it’s offensive and outrageous. I’m going to express my opinion, others can express theirs. It is part of just, you know, an atmosphere we’re in today.”
In an ABC News debate earlier this month, Clinton repeated the assertion she had made on the campaign trail that, if in Obama’s position, Rev. Wright would not have been her choice in pastor.
go read the rest. Watch the video at the Huffpost link
My comment: make it end. put me out of my misery.
Update [2008-5-1 15:44:12 by idredit]:
This new video has a disconnect with Hillary and working class people.
Hillary: “Rich People, God Bless us, we deserve all the opportunities….”