As NewsBusters previously reported, in the wake of the tragic shootings in Aurora, Colorado, last week, PBS's Bill Moyers posted an online video essay excoriating the National Rifle Association as "enabler of death -- paranoid, delusional, and as venomous as a scorpion."
Fox News's Bill O'Reilly began his program Monday blasting Moyers for his remarks calling them "so dumb it hurts" and saying, "You're a genius, Bill. PBS is very lucky to have you" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):
BILL O'REILLY, HOST: Predictably far-left ideologues are demagoguing the mass murder in Colorado. They want gun control impose on the country. Uber-liberal Bill Moyers is the poster boy for that.
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BILL MOYERS: The killer in Colorado waited only for an opportunity. And there you have it. The arsenal of democracy transformed into the arsenal of death. And the NRA -- the NRA is the enabler of death. Paranoid, delusional, and as venomous as a scorpion.
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O'REILLY: Moyers has no clue, no clue at all. He apparently believes that federal and state governments can actually control gun crimes. That's so dumb it hurts.
Chicago has banned handguns in public. How is that working out, Bill? So far this year -- 1,136 shootings.
How about your state, Bill? New York? Well, it has a fourth toughest gun law in the country, it sounds good doesn't it? Ready 2011, nearly 4,000 guns were confiscated by New York City cops. Just in the city -- 4,000 guns. Yes, those tough gun laws, they are working great, aren't they?
The reason for all of that the perps usually walk because the justice system is so chaotic and the jails are overcrowded. And you know what Bill Moyers' solution to that is? Let non-violent criminals out like heroin dealers. Yes, that's non-violent.
You're a genius, Bill. PBS is very lucky to have you.