Bill O'Reilly's "Pinheads & Patriots"

  • Aired:  10/20/11
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Bill O'Reilly supports America's troops by sending them what they need most on the battlefield: his book. (3:14)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NATION, WITH THE WAR IN

AFGHANISTAN STRETCHING INTO ITS

11th YEAR, IT CAN BE EASY TO

FORGET TO THANK THE PEOPLE

WORKING SO HARD TO PROTECT OUR

COUNTRY.

I'M TALKING, OF COURSE, ABOUT

BILL O'REILLY.

FOR YEARS, PAPA BEAR HAS BEEN

SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS BY SENDING

THEM WHAT THEY MOST DESPERATELY

NEED ON THE BATTLEFIELD-- HIS

BOOK.

(LAUGHTER)

JIM.

>> WE'VE BEGUN OUR BOOKS FOR THE

TROOPS PROGRAM, IF YOU BUY A

COPY, MY PUBLISHER HARPER

COLLINS WILL SEND A COPY TO THE

TROOPS, ALSO DONATE A BUCK TO

THE WOUNDED WARRIORS FOUNDATION

FOR EACH BOCK SOLD.

I WILL MATCH IT, SO EVERYBODY

WINS, UNLESS YOU HATE THE BOOK,

AND I DON'T THINK YOU WILL BUT

LET ME KNOW IF YOU DO.

>> Stephen: I DON'T KNOW WHY

THEY WOULD.

IT IS A PERFECT GIFT FOR THESE

WARRIORS.

I KNOW READING HIS BOOKS ALWAYS

MAKE ME WANT TO KILL SOMEBODY.

(LAUGHTER)

SO FOLKS, I WAS SHOCKED TO

THE CORE TO SEE THIS PHOTO

ANONYMOUSLY POSTED ONLINE BY A

SOLDIER SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN,

OF A BIG PILE OF THE BOOK BEING

BURNED WITH THE CAPTION, "SOME

JERK SENT US TWO BOXES OF THIS

AWFUL BOOK INSTEAD OF ANYTHING

SOLDIERS IN REMOTE OUTPOSTS IN

AFGHANISTAN MIGHT NEED LIKE SAY

FOOD OR SOAP."

(APPLAUSE)

YEAH, THAT GOT ME CLAPPING WITH

ANGER, TOO.

FIRST OF ALL, SOLDIER, THERE ARE

PLENTY OF WAYS PAPA BEAR'S BOOKS

CAN BE USEFUL ON THE FRONT LINE.

YOU CAN USE THEM AS SANDBAGS, OR

AS ARMOR FOR A HUMVEE, OR YOU

KNOW, YOU GUYS ALWAYS NEED

TOILET PAPER.

I AM SURE BILL WOULD BE HONORED.

NOW, ONCE THIS PHOTO WENT VIRAL,

THE SOLDIER CLAIMS HE WAS NOT

BURNING THE BOOKS FOR POLITICAL

REASONS BUT BECAUSE "WE DON'T

HAVE A POST OFFICE HERE, SO

SENDING THEM BACK WASN'T AN

OPTION.

ALL WASTE IS BURNED ON THE BASE.

I WON'T SAY I DIDN'T TAKE

PLEASURE IN REMOVING A FEW

COPIES OF THIS BIGOTED TWERP'S

WRITING FROM CIRCULATION, BUT

THE REASON FROM DOING SO WAS A

MILITARY NECESSITY."

(APPLAUSE)

SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT.

YOUR EXCUSE WAS I WAS JUST

FOLLOWING ORDERS.

WHERE HAVE I HEARD THAT BEFORE?

THAT'S WHY IT'S TIME FOR MY

LONG-RUNNING SEGMENT, 'PINHEADS

AND PATRIOTS."

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

TONIGHT'S PATRIOT BILL O'REILLY

FOR SENDING OUR TROOPS HIS BOOK.

TONIGHT'S PINHEAD, WHOEVER DID

THIS.

HOW DARE YOU, SIR?

YOU SIT THERE THOUSANDS OF MILES

FROM THE FRONT LINES OF

PUNDITRY, LOBBING YOUR

CRITICISMS FROM THE SAFETY OF

YOUR FORWARD OPERATING BASE,

ATTACKING A HERO WHO GETS UP

EVERY DAY, PUTS ON THIS UNIFORM,

AND HEADS INTO BASIC CABLE HELL.

ALL OUT OF LOVE OF COUNTRY AND A

LUCRATIVE BROADCASTING CONTRACT.

IT JUST MAKES ME SICK TO SEE

TROOPS LIKE YOU USE PUNDITS AS A

TOOL TO PUSH YOUR OWN POLITICAL

AGENDA.

WELL, I'M SORRY, BUT YOU, SIR,

ARE A PINHEAD WHO I

UNQUESTIONABLY SUPPORT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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