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Bill O’Reilly Blows Up At Laura
Ingraham In Epic Segment Over
His ‘Thump The Bible’ Comments

Mediaite, by Josh Feldman

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 4/2/2013 9:07:21 PM

Bill O’Reilly tonight responded to criticisms from the right over his commentary last week that gay marriage opponents need to do more than just “thump the Bible” if they want to win the argument. After a Talking Points Memo largely focused on mocking liberal media attempts to gin up a feud between himself and Rush Limbaugh, O’Reilly brought on Laura Ingraham, who actually told O’Reilly he was wrong in saying what he said. O’Reilly was stunned with Ingraham, shouting over her and telling her “I’m disappointed in you.” Ingraham first surprised O’Reilly by agreeing that there actually is a

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I´m beginning to wonder about O´Reilly. He´s bad, but he is worse than he has ever been. I knew what she was trying to explain in that using the term "Bible thumper" was not the best way to get his message across and he refused to let her speak. It was really painful and frustrating to watch. If I was Laura I would have walked off the set.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 4/2/2013 9:14:21 PM     (No. 9256448)

Personally, I´m sick of all of the blowhards on both sides. Ingraham won´t walk off or quit her FOX gig. Everything always comes down to money.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scribelus, 4/2/2013 9:15:15 PM     (No. 9256451)

Ted Baxter to the bone.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 4/2/2013 9:22:03 PM     (No. 9256459)

I won´t watch O´Reilly but did see the video. He is a blowhard and sounded very defensive. He doesn´t like to be challenged. I thought Laura showed a great deal of patience with him. Never could stand his type, know-it-all with an enormous ego.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fritzilou, 4/2/2013 9:32:02 PM     (No. 9256472)

Bill OReilly was super obnoxious to Laura Ingraham and he was as obnoxious the other night when he insinuated that right wingers (Constitutional conservatives) thump the bible over same sex marriage. Thump the bible?Some of us are secular or religious Jews, Christians of all stripes, agnostics or atheists, but we do believe that marriage is, as the dictionary reads, is between a man and a woman. If that is bigotry, I guess ´bigotry´ has been redifined in the dictionary already.

The rewriting is occuring so fast, we just can´t keep up with it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stencil, 4/2/2013 9:37:50 PM     (No. 9256474)

It´s all manufactured, if that word even still applies. She´s not offended, not in a real way. He´s almost not real himself. Just has to gin up some controversy. Used to be controversy had substance. Now it´s whatever is not stale already.

But hey, as long as the Gold, Dried Food, Flowers, Gold, etc. "folks" are buying time, what´s not to love?



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Reply 6 - Posted by: hoopsfan, 4/2/2013 9:46:02 PM     (No. 9256487)

BOR is waaay past his shelf life.

He occasionally delivers good commentary and has good guests, but he has become too enamored of himself. His ego has hurt his product.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: noproblems, 4/2/2013 9:48:07 PM     (No. 9256494)

Foz is a waste of time, especially arrogant Bill and Megan (another blonde).

He calls himself a cultural warrior

what a fraud

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Reply 8 - Posted by: noproblems, 4/2/2013 9:49:36 PM     (No. 9256497)

darn, make that Fox not Foz

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BarryNo, 4/2/2013 10:02:42 PM     (No. 9256525)

Hey Ted, if a Muslim can site the Koran and have that considered a legitimate argument for HIS homophobia or stance against Gay Marriage then I can site the Bible. I´d like to see you tell a Muslim to his face that he can´t use the Koran as a basis for his views.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: trapper, 4/2/2013 10:02:49 PM     (No. 9256526)

You can always tell a Harvard man ...

but you can´t tell him much.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 4/2/2013 10:06:36 PM     (No. 9256534)

I`ll believe BOR is a serious man when he uses the phrase `Koran thumper`, which would never happen because he is too much a coward. No wonder he can`t stay married....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ruready?, 4/2/2013 10:18:57 PM     (No. 9256551)

Bill appears to know nothing about a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. All he seems to grasp is religion.

Hey Bill, just because a mouse is in the cookie jar does not make him a cookie.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: cindiana, 4/2/2013 10:24:56 PM     (No. 9256565)

It was a ridiculous display of anger, whether real or feigned. For someone who never misses a chance to remind viewers of his Catholic credentials, Bill´s use of "Bible thumpers" diminishes his credibility on that score.

The way he blew up at Ms. Ingraham made me think how it must be a relief for the ex-Mrs. O´Reilly to be free of that egomaniac. Unfortuntely, it seems that there is a bitter battle going on over child custody, which may explain why Bill´s fuse seems quite short these days.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 4/2/2013 10:28:43 PM     (No. 9256570)

I think I agree with #1. If this whole episode wasn´t scripted, then O´Reilly really is a giant, self-absorbed blowhard.

I suspect it wasn´t scripted and so O´Reilly IS a .....

I pretty much don´t watch Fox anymore. They don´t care because they pick up as many by moving left as they lose, maybe more, and since it´s all about the bucks, they really don´t care.

I feel raped after being a loyal listener for 15 years. Never trust the media, any media. Do you hear that, Roger? I feel raped. Do you care? Didn´t think so.

But I heard a couple of weeks ago that there is a new conservative network firing up. Hope so.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: quantumman, 4/2/2013 10:34:34 PM     (No. 9256578)

Lie down with dogs, you get fleas.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Forehand, 4/2/2013 10:37:38 PM     (No. 9256585)

Does anyone take Loofah Boy seriously? Or Ms. Ingram or any of these talking heads who add little to our quality of life yet who collect large paychecks for their services? Fox is turning into Jerry Springer Lite of late.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jayhawk, 4/2/2013 10:45:46 PM     (No. 9256594)

BOR was a real jerk to Laura tonight and she handled it perfectly, making him look like the loud, obnoxious, egotistical bag of wind that he is. Just because a person believes the Word of God and applies those values in his or her life, doesn´t make them a "Bible-thumping" fanatic as he disrespectfully insinuated. He wouldn´t dare call a muzzy a "Koran-thumper" because he wouldn´t want to "offend" him, but the double standard is so pervasive he´s as entrenched in it as the leftist loons. Typical Bill, if he can´t be right, he can at least be wrong louder than anybody else.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 4/2/2013 11:23:15 PM     (No. 9256616)

Bill the blowhard should try telling that to a bearded muslim rat that he´s thumping his koran. See where that would take him.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: dman, 4/2/2013 11:27:10 PM     (No. 9256617)

Kudos to Laura for biting her tongue on this one. I´ve noticed tension between Bill and Laura in other segments, but this one just about spilled over. This segment reinforces my feeling that the show is much more watchable when Laura is host. In fact, there may be something to that. Eh, Fox?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: zorba, 4/2/2013 11:35:41 PM     (No. 9256625)

O´Reilly´s just no-talent blowhard. I never thought it possible, but I actually felt sorry for Alan Colmes when O´Reilly had his meltdown over Colmes´ remarks some weeks ago. By the way, Laura aint exactly a paragon of self-control, either, I might add.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Newtsche, 4/2/2013 11:51:21 PM     (No. 9256636)

O´Reilly was himself and that´s unwatchable and embarrassing.

Ingraham was pathetic, more concerned about maintaining her relationship with BOR/FOX News than attacking O´Reilly´s simple-minded stance. LI is a trained lawyer but has a history of poorly presented arguments so no surprises tonight. Between the two, that was 6:42 of horrible tv.

BTW, loved BOR´s claim of no feuds. Al Franken, anyone?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Husker Infidel, 4/3/2013 12:11:28 AM     (No. 9256645)

I watched it tonight. O´Reilly came across as a rude jerk! When he said that he will not get into a feud, he came across as a lying, sanctimonious, self-righteous blowhard. I am sick and tired of how he always says he is looking out for the folks. Laura Ingraham held her cool. I could tell that she bit her tongue a few times.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: rambo77, 4/3/2013 12:43:29 AM     (No. 9256662)

Laura was a class act and behaved like the lady we know her to be. Bill, on the other hand, was Bill, warts and all.

Rush has always stayed away from any contact with O´Reilly and this has proven to be very prudent on his part. O´Reilly is concerned with the show bizz aspect of these controversies whereas Rush is more concerned with the Nation,the Constitution, and our conservative way of life. I´m with Rush 100%.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 4Justice, 4/3/2013 1:42:59 AM     (No. 9256677)

BOR is stupid for saying what he said and lumping all people into one group. But he does have a point in that using the Bible is a very ineffective way to argue policy changes. To win this argument, however, is very easy. All you have to do is clearly define the REAL issue here:

1) Nobody is stopping anyone from getting married in a private ceremony.
2) The REAL issue is whether or not the state should recognize said "marriage" legally.
3) If the state does recognize same-sex marriage, it will completely redefine the institution.
4) Is state recognition of marriage a right? No. It is a license, thus a privilege. Not all relationships are accepted by the state. Sibling marriage is not accepted.
5) Are gays being discriminated? No. Heterosexuals may not marry someone of the same sex either and have it recognized as legal. Gays can still marry the opposite sex.



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Reply 25 - Posted by: coldoc, 4/3/2013 2:00:29 AM     (No. 9256680)

I guess he missed the dale carnegie refreshment course at haaavaaahd.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: janylou, 4/3/2013 3:16:37 AM     (No. 9256697)

BOR is insistent that OB spends less money on living expenses than W did. I don´t recall W having as many Czars as Ob or Laura having as many staff. And W didn´t have as many lavish parties as Ob or jet around all over the place giving speeches. I don´t know where BOR got his figures but I imagine he asked the WH for them and we know how they like to fudge figures!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: flatwater, 4/3/2013 3:23:02 AM     (No. 9256700)

I stopped watching FOX News long, long ago, and much of it had to do with the ridiculous blowhard Bill O´Reilly. When the new Washington Times network starts up, I´ll resume watching cable news. Until then, I avoid ALL shills for the Democrat Party, and get MY "fair and balanced" news on the internet, from credible sources.

Bill O´Reilly, the "pithy opiner", can go straight to hell.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Spencersmom, 4/3/2013 4:39:32 AM     (No. 9256713)

There´s a feud between BOR and Rush? I´m sure it´s news to Rush. As if. Bill you aren´t on the same planet with Rush. You are a speck of dust in the life of Rush. What a joke. But he was especially disgusting towards Laura last night. But I don´t feel a bit sorry for her. She treats some of callers and even guests almost as bad, cutting them off and yelling at them.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 4/3/2013 4:39:43 AM     (No. 9256714)

O´Reilly brags about graduating from Harvard but what was he? A teacher here in South Florida. No big deal.

When he says Bible thumper he is saying Fundamentalist Christian or Evangelical, meaning Protestant. There seem to be no Catholic Bible thumpers or, at least, I have never met any.

I saw this so called interview with Laura. He was obnoxious. They were friends. I doubt she still feels friendly.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: toodles3956, 4/3/2013 7:11:15 AM     (No. 9256793)

I have many Catholic friends and I have great respect for their religion. That said, the vast majority hasn´t a clue what is actually said in the bible. That was my first thought when I heard the O´Reilly exchange.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Captain Howdy, 4/3/2013 9:07:20 AM     (No. 9256964)

He thinks that he and Rush are the two most feared by the left. I think he´s right regarding Rush, himself (aka Ted Baxter) not so much. Rush is still the one.....

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Reply 32 - Posted by: rod reese, 4/3/2013 9:47:27 AM     (No. 9257023)

Bill O´Reilly makes me sick. He is a pathetic narcissist. He is one reason I have trimmed my time watching FOX.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: cb, 4/3/2013 10:02:50 AM     (No. 9257058)

#29: ´´When he says Bible thumper he is saying Fundamentalist Christian or Evangelical, meaning Protestant. There seem to be no Catholic Bible thumpers or, at least, I have never met any.´´

As a Protestant Christian I find ´Bible thumper´ to be an insulting term.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: lil dotty, 4/3/2013 11:29:04 AM     (No. 9257247)

Seem to remember reading Bill is in the process of getting a Divorce. Perhaps this fact alone has caused him to experience this mental disorder. Having had my disagreements with Laura, Charles K, and others, to see Bill going for throats is tiresome. Believe it might be to keep his ratings afloat. IE his tip of the week and other ´incidental´ tidbits of info he throws at us each broadcast. It´s all about him donchaknow. Bill, open your eyes. You are not fair to anyone when you refuse to acknowledge the facts of our pResident in office.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: nihtwael, 4/3/2013 12:56:01 PM     (No. 9257441)



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Reply 36 - Posted by: nihtwael, 4/3/2013 12:57:55 PM     (No. 9257446)

Bill O´Reilly shouted over someone? Really?

I´ve never liked that guy. I may agree with him sometimes, but I´m happy to do so without suffering through one of his shows, or listening to him on the radio. He´s an obnoxious airbag.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: JudithC, 4/3/2013 1:16:53 PM     (No. 9257492)

Keep it up BOR. You just get worse and with any luck you´ll have enough nails to seal your own coffin...soon.

I didn´t see the show with Laura Ingraham since I stopped tuning in a long time ago. Each time I post about another BOR event I offer a reminder about who you really are—a pontificating puke who spent his off time supposedly "sex counseling" a couple women who weren´t seeking advice and who accused you of being a phone sex pig. Have you forgotten how lucky you are to have enough $$ to pay them off with a settlement that included a confidentiality clause before it went viral—you must have set a new speed record acting so fast the story ended ended before it began?

Here´s to BOR: Money talks and loud mouth pukes with money walk.

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Posted By: JoniTx- 3/22/2014 9:43:26 PM     Post Reply
A feminist studies professor at a California state university is facing criminal charges after a videotaped run-in with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign and appeared to get physical with the girl. University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young was charged with one misdemeanor count each of theft, battery and vandalism in the March 4 incident, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Friday. The charges came days after 16-year-old Thrin Short and her parents met with prosecutors. Thrin told authorities what she told FoxNews.com earlier this month: She, her older

Press banned as first
lady touts free speech

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Boston Herald, by Bob McGovern    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/23/2014 4:48:25 AM     Post Reply
First lady Michelle Obama told students that freedom of speech should be a universal right during her extravagant, no-press-allowed tour of China — a hypocritical move that will surely draw the ire of critics, according to an expert. “That is troublesome. That goes beyond hypocritical, and I think the American media and the international media has every right to call her and the Obama administration on that — that they permitted that to happen,” said Tom Whalen, a political history professor at Boston University. “It makes you shake your head, albeit sadly.” The first lady stopped at Peking University in Beijing yesterday

Study: Blacks with white
friends are ´less black´

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 3/23/2014 6:23:12 AM     Post Reply
When Washington, D.C., councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry this week said that whites need to be “more open-minded” about African-American politicians, claiming “blacks are more open-minded than” whites, he was suggesting that whites can´t do what blacks do -- embrace the other race. But a new study of 212 black college students made available to Secrets found little open-mindedness: Blacks don´t like it when other blacks associate with whites, to the point of refusing help to an African-American experiencing “a run of bad luck” -- just because they have white friends. The study in the April edition of the authoritative journal

Teen arrested in ´knockout´
assault of disabled man

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WJXT-TV [Jacksonville, FL], by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 3/22/2014 9:18:03 AM     Post Reply
Jacksonville, Fla. - A 16-year-old was arrested Friday, accused of attacking a disabled man pumping gas last month. Kevin Johnson is charged with abuse of a disabled adult in the Feb. 4 attack at the Hess station on Merrill Road. Michael Caraway was walking with a cane when he was struck in the face by a group a teens he believes was playing the "knockout game." Caraway told Channel 4 the pain was extreme for a long time after he was attacked in February. "I´m doing better, just taking things one day at a time," said Caraway. "My wife and

Ellmers berates constituents
for opposing amnesty ´You
don´t have any damn facts´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 3/23/2014 9:55:10 AM     Post Reply
In a constituent meeting gone awry that was captured on shaky, amateur video, embattled Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) berated a group of local activists who oppose amnesty legislation, suggesting they were racist and saying they didn´t have “any damn facts.” “You´re telling me what people have told you? You don´t have any damn facts!” Ellmers exploded at one of the activists when he said that employers – who often claim a labor shortage to argue for amnesty – frequently don´t post job openings in that region.

First lady´s mission: Free speech for all
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The Hill (Washington DC), by Rebecca Shabad    Original Article
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First lady Michelle Obama told a group of Chinese students Saturday that free speech is a universal right that makes countries stronger. Nations are “stronger and more prosperous” when people’s opinions are heard," Obama said during her trip to China, which employs some of the strictest limits on the Internet. “We respect the uniqueness of other cultures and societies, but when it comes to expressing yourself freely and worshipping as you choose and having open access to information, we believe those universal rights — they are universal rights that are the birthright of every person on this planet,” she said

Tapper: White House Concerned Russia Could
Invade Ukraine as Soon as This Weekend

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Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
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Quoting unnamed administration officials, CNN host Jake Tapper revealed that the White House is “concerned” that Russia could invade South and East Ukraine “possibly as soon as this weekend.” He said that, in spite of Russia’s assurances that the large numbers of troops and military equipment amassed along the Ukrainian border are there merely for training exercises, the White House believes that Moscow could be planning a broader incursion into Ukraine. “There is now real apprehension that Vladimir Putin could push even further into Ukraine, perhaps as soon as this weekend,” Tapper said. He quoted anonymous administration officials who are “concerned”

GOP candidate for governor
is a registered sex offender

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Los Angeles Times, by Seema Mehta    Original Article
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One of four gubernatorial candidates introduced to California Republicans recently is a registered sex offender who spent more than a decade in state prison, convicted of crimes including voluntary manslaughter and assault with intent to commit rape. (Snip) Champ, a little-known political neophyte from the Fresno County community of Tollhouse, did not directly mention his criminal past during his speech but said, "In my life, I´ve been held accountable because of my stupidity. I do not want anyone else to be enslaved because of their lack of knowledge." Champ´s rap sheet is lengthy. Court records show that in 1992,

Last place to send first lady
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Boston Herald, by Howie Carr    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/22/2014 5:25:04 AM     Post Reply
They could make a movie out of Moochelle Obama’s trip to China, except they already have: “The Ugly American.” It was bad enough when the first lady and her posse of 70 or so coat-holders took off on yet another globe-trotting adventure, but then she said it was “rare” that she got out of the United States. And now they’re holed up in an $8,350-a-night “presidential suite” at the Westin Hotel in Beijing. Aren’t presidential suites supposed to be reserved for, oh I don’t know, presidents? Now we learn that the grandmother, Marian Robinson, “is barking at the staff.” Barking? Surely Comrade Chris Matthews


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