Fox News's Bill O'Reilly on Friday lambasted the Washington Post for its pathetic hit piece on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
"If while Governor of Massachusetts, Romney shaved Barney Frank's head, then you might have a story. But a prep school prank?" incredulously asked O'Reilly. "The Romney story means nothing, period" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):
BILL O'REILLY: Now, let's take a look at this Romney prep school thing. First of all it's dumb. Everybody does stupid things in high school. I shot Justin McDevitt in the back with a BB gun. Justin was unarmed. I don't know why did I it. I hope can I keep my job.
If there was a pattern of behavior, if Mitt Romney was hazing people all the time, if while Governor of Massachusetts, Romney shaved Barney Frank's head, then you might have a story. But a prep school prank? Come on.
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ROMNEY: I don't recall the incident myself, but I have seen the reports. And I'm not going to argue with that. There is no question but that I did some stupid things when I was in high school. And obviously if I hurt anyone by virtue of that I would be very sorry for it and apologize for it.
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O'REILLY: "Talking Points" wants to ask "The Washington Post" what is the statute of limitations on dopey teenage behavior, does it ever run out? In addition to shooting Justin I think I hit Sharon Patterson with a snow ball when I was 14. Can you believe this nonsense?
But that is politics in America today. Got you, get you, humiliate you. The Romney story means nothing, period.