Ear-POPPING MELTDOWN! FOX ANCHOR ERUPTS ON AIR [Ooh-Rah!]
ALAN COLMES: I disagree with what he is being said here. $2.50 in tax cuts for every dollar in tax increases.
BILL O’REILLY: That’s not specific.
COLMES: Yes, he has. He has offered cuts in Medicare. He has offered cuts to entitlements.
O’REILLY: That’s not specific. He has to say here are the programs that are going to go down. Here is how we are going to reform Medicare and Social Security. And the man refuses to do it.
COLMES: That’s not true.
O’REILLY: Hold it, hold it, because now I’m getting teed off at you. Give me one damn program he said he’d cut? One?
COLMES: He has cut entitlements.
O’REILLY: Not entitlements. One program.
COLMES: Why do you want to yell at me for?
O’REILLY: Bull—-! Because you are lying! You are lying!
COLMES: Don’t call me a liar. Don’t you sit there and call me a liar.
O’REILLY: You’re lying – here is the proof.
COLMES: You don’t like the president. You don’t like what he is doing. Don’t sit there and call me a liar.
O’REILLY: I am.
COLMES: I’m not lying. We can have a disagreement without you calling me a liar. That’s not necessary.
O’REILLY: You are lying here.
COLMES: We are not lying.
O’REILLY: Where is the proof?
COLMES: There is difference between having a disagreement and calling me a liar – that’s a personal attack.
O’REILLY: This is why I’m calling you a liar: Give me one program he would cut.
COLMES: He would cut Medicare, and Medicaid. He has offered cuts to those programs.
O’REILLY: That’s not a specific program.
COLMES: You asked me a program. Those are programs.
After a commercial break, O’Reilly mentioned in the next segment that “I was probably too rough on Alan.”