With its namesake on vacation, the O'Reilly Factor has some big, shouty shoes to fill. Who better than Laura Ingraham? And for maximum ratings, Bill's bookers found a nice, corrupt, Congressional barrelfish for yesterday's show. Note to Charlie Rangel: FOX is not the same as a subpoena, you don't actually have to appear on it.
It begins how 99.9% of O'Reilly Factor shows featuring a "liberal" begin, with dozens of accusatory questions peppered at the guest so they can't get a word in edgewise. Pretty standard! Only Rangel really turns on the clueless, privileged old man charm with some good ol' fashioned sexism: "Bill O'Reilly told me he had a secret weapon I didn't know it was just a pretty girl."
Rangel later apologizes "I'm sorry I said you were attractive. I withdraw that completely." Ingraham shot back, "That's all right. I was going to make a joke about the condo in the Dominican Republic. I didn't make it out of respect for you." Aww, that's Laura Ingraham for you, always about "respect."
You can watch what kicked off the discussion (Republican Rep. Alan West saying the Democrats control a "plantation" of black voters AND HE'S HARRIET TUBMAN) or the entire thing below, if you enjoy projectile vomiting at your computer screen.