'The Factor' Confronts Al Gore

This is a RUSH transcript from "The O'Reilly Factor," April 12, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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BILL O'REILLY, HOST: In the "Back of the Book" segment tonight: "Reality Check," where the truth sets us all free.

"Check" one: We've been trying to get Al Gore on "The Factor" for more than 11 years, but he has been resistant. With his Nobel Peace Prize, his enormous global warming profits, his quest to make the planet cleaner, we have many, many questions. But Mr. Gore has been elusive. So we sent "Factor" producer Jesse Watters to track him down, which he did before a speech at Duke University.

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JESSE WATTERS, "FACTOR" PRODUCER: Mr. Vice President, Jesse Watters, Fox News. How are you?


WATTERS: Hey, why won't you come on "The O'Reilly Factor," Mr. Vice President?

GORE: I don't like him.

WATTERS: You know Bill is not a big anti-global warming guy. Mr. Vice President…

GORE: I don't like ambush journalism.

WATTERS: Yes, but why won't you come on the show? Come on, it will be fun. There's two sides to this story.

GORE: Well, I'll consider it.

WATTERS: You will consider it?

GORE: Sure.

WATTERS: All right. Great. So, you know, while we have you here, what's your reaction to the fact that...

GORE: You don't have me here. I'm not doing an interview right now.

WATTERS: What's your reaction to the fact that the Arctic ice is actually increasing?

GORE: I'm not doing an interview right now.

WATTERS: One last question for you. Are you embarrassed at all...

GORE: I'm not doing an interview.

WATTERS: Are you embarrassed at all by Climategate, sir?

GORE: I'm not doing an interview right now. I'm having lunch.

WATTERS: Do you stand to make any money from cap-and-trade?


O'REILLY: We mean no disrespect to Al Gore. The question is does he have a responsibility to answer those questions now that he's no longer in public office? We think he does, but you may disagree.

"Check" two: "Saturday Night Live" is back on the Sarah Palin train.


TINA FEY, ACTRESS: You know, with my work as a contributor on Fox News and my new TLC reality show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska," it just seemed like the next logical step was to launch my own network. You'll find that we aim for the heartland with Sarah Palin Network original movies like "My Daughter Only Sprained Her Ankle: You Can't Seriously Be Considering Euthanizing Her."

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: How's my little angel?

ANDY SAMBERG, CAST MEMBER, NBC'S "SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE": I have some bad news. The Obamacare death panel just issued a ruling. I'm afraid the cost of setting your daughter's ankle is considered prohibitive. We're going to have to put her down.



FEY: That one's got a hidden message. But not all our programming is fear-based. If you like fun, you're just going to love our afternoon block of game shows. At 2 p.m., it's "Tea Party Wheel of Fortune."


FEY: And at 2:30 catch me in "Are You Smarter Than a Half-Term Governor"? I think you'll be surprised by the answer. I know I was.


O'REILLY: Is it worth staying up till midnight for that? Well, you make the call.

"Check" three: But most of us are up on Sunday morning, so we could have heard this.


COKIE ROBERTS, ABC NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: You have these 14 state attorneys general saying that they want to overturn — the court to overturn the recently passed health care law. I must say I was just with my grandkids at Fort Sumter and the notion of nullification made me extremely nervous, because it was the first step towards the Civil War.


O'REILLY: Earth to Ms. Roberts: Don't be nervous. Our system dictates the Supreme Court decides constitutional matters. No civil war is looming.

"Check" four: Our pal Barney Frank on "Leno" doing word association.


JAY LENO, HOST, NBC'S "THE TONIGHT SHOW": Give me a one-word answer. Sarah Palin.


LENO: Quitter. OK. Mitt Romney.

FRANK: Flip-flopper.

LENO: Flip-flopper.

FRANK: Is that one word or two?

LENO: That's two words. Let's see. John McCain?


LENO: Old.

FRANK: I want to say this, look...

LENO: Is he two years older than you, Barney?

FRANK: Yes, he is. That's important. That's important, because I — John McCain gave me the hope that I would not die without being younger than the president.


O'REILLY: For the record, Congressman Frank turned 70 12 days ago.

"Check" five: Leno also had a good line about us.


LENO: Hope you all had a nice Easter holiday, a nice Passover. You know, 30,000 people showed up for the annual Easter egg roll at the White House today. Thirty thousand people or, as Fox News called it, a socialist, free food give away.


O'REILLY: I wonder if Jay will be laughing when they seize his cars.

And finally, "Check" six: "Bold Fresh" Tour update for you. Beck and I have added an afternoon show on Friday, May 21 in Norfolk, Virginia. The evening show is sold out, but now we're doing another one there. And we'll be seeing you all in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, June 18 and the next day Saturday, June 19 in St. Louis, all right? So please go to BoldFreshTour.com for information. "Bold Fresh" Tour has sold out everywhere it's been. So a word to the wise. Check it out if you want to see Beck and me.

And that is "Reality Check."

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