• With: Mikey Weinstein

    O'REILLY: I have not.

    WEINSTEIN: OK, let me try to say something to you. When you're in the military, it's not like working at Fox or at Costco. It is an incredibly tribal, adversarial, communal and ritualistic place.

    There are department defense, directives, instructions, and regulations in place that absolutely make this clear that this was wrong. The Air Force, like a week and a half ago, the Navy, yesterday, came back and agree with us.

    O'REILLY: They might have -- it was a cowardly decision by the base commander because all --

    WEINSTEIN: It was a brave decision.

    O'REILLY: -- and it was cowardly because this is a depiction of a secular holiday that was signed into law.


    That's what it was. And if somebody is offended by it, I want to know why. And your guys don't have the courage to stand up and tell me. That's the fact.

    WEINSTEIN: Bill, --

    O'REILLY: I'll give you the last word. You've got 20 seconds, go.

    WEINSTEIN: OK. Bill, please don't call our members of the military cowards. The majority of them are Christians. Because if you want to start getting ad hominem, at least they joined the military and they're prepared to fight.

    And like I said, the majority of Christians, they understand what their rights are. And your Christian personal rights will always be trumped by the civil rights of your fellow American citizens.

    O'REILLY: You know what, Mr. Weinstein, you're just -- and with all due respect to your parents, -- are just a bloviator. You don't answer the questions.

    And I tell you what. I covered four wars with a pen.

    WEINSTEIN: Bill, you're an excessive arrogant idiot.

    O'REILLY: All right, cut him off. Cut him off, he's a jerk.

    WEINSTEIN: I covered four wars with a pen, OK, Mr. Weinstein, so don't impugn my courage ever again. You're a weasel.

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