Laura Ingraham was guest host on "The O'Reilly Factor" on August 16th. Her Talking Points Memo addressed the improbable success of the reality show "Duck Dynasty". Ingraham pointed to the strong faith and family values couplred with great ironic humor that draws audiences - in contrast to shows that go for shock and salacious fare to capture ratings.
Laura Ingraham hosted "The O'Reilly Factor" on June 21st. The "Talking Points Memo" was about how the immigration bill is being pushed through the Congress under the direction of the White House and the Gang of 8 to the detriment of Americans. Ingraham followed up by debating former George W. Bush aide Brad Blakeman who defended comprehensive immigration reform now.
Ingraham spoke to Mike Ghouse about an offensive statement by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in which he asked an Indian professor if he was a member of the Taliban. They then discussed an FBI ad in which a number of Taliban mug shots are portrayed and which Congressman Jim McDermott railed against for being racist.
Ingraham talked to columnist Nile Gardiner about President Obama's speech in Berlin which they deemed as poor relative to the soaring speeches by Presidents Reagan and Kennedy in the past. Obama's declining popularity globally was also discussed.
Ingraham spoke with Geraldo Rivera about the possibility of US POW Bowe Bergdahl being exchanged for Gitmo detainees. Rivera supported the move while Ingraham questioned if a bad precedent would be established with such a move.
Ingraham discussed recent and past crime allegations against New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez with Jim Gray.
Ingraham talked to Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center about recent comments by Tom Brokaw condemning the news media of irresponsible reporting. Both contrasted the coverage conservatives receive versus liberals who are frequently given a pass on questionable stories.
Campos Duffy said she's been reporting on the sexualization of children for a long time. She's less worried about the transgender issue than the rise in unmarriageable men which penalizes poor and minority women. Ingraham pointed to the political aspect to children's programming which goes hand in hand with the push going on in the schools. She said it's not about tolerance, but about celebrating the politically correct viewpoint.
Campos Duffy said the Christian community needs to speak out about the negative outcomes of this all with men be demasculinized and women taking all the responsibility in the family. She thinks women want real men who want to provide for their families.
Ingraham blamed women for allowing this to happen. Campos Duffy said there are so many boys without male role models in the home. She assigns certain tasks to her children that are more gender appropriate. She said she and her husband make a concerted effort to make sure their boys get a lot of dad time.
Laura Ingraham hosted Ed Schirripa from "The Sopranaos", author of "Big Daddy's Rules".
Schirripa and Ingraham spoke of the need to set firm guidelines with children and manners in their interactions with others. Schirripa believes children want structure in their lives. He monitors his children's social activities. He and Ingraham abhor tattoos which are expensive. His daughter started dating when she was fifteen and after the break up he regretted how much she was negatively affected by the experience. He came from a very poor upbringing with an absent father and supportive mother and couldn't fathom being negligent.
The "Talking Points" Memo focused on the unholy alliance between the White Houes and Congress members in skirting current immigration
Ingraham followed up with Michael Grant and Joe Dwinell of the Boston Herald about the Boston Marathon terrorists cold blooded plans for mass violence. It was pointed out the Tsarnaev family was on massive benefits up to $100,000 and that the Tamerlan's wife must have had an inkling of what was going on. Ingraham cited political correctness and it was again noted that no friends or family notified the authorities when the identities of the perps was known.
Ingraham spoke to Fox New contributor Jacques DeGraff about the media's preferential treatment of President Obama and liberal African-Americans versus their animosity toward conservatives as articulated by Justice Clarence Thomas during a recent interview.
Ingraham talked to Democratic pollster Margie Omero about the early push to proclaim Hillary Clinton as the inevitable Democratic presidential nominee in 2016. It was mentioned the tremendous amount of campaigning Bill Clinton did for President Obama in 2012 to ensure his re-election and that the chips will be called in if Hillary decides to run.
Ingraham spoke to "They Come to America II" documentarian Dennis Michael Lynch and immigration rights advocate Enrique Morones about President Obama's contention that the border is stronger than ever in controlling illegal entry into the United States.
Ingraham, in the "Fridays with Geraldo" segment, discussed the disturbing case of a Russian immigrant couple who took their infant to a California hospital, left to seek a second opinion on his condition and had their child taken from them. Ingraham commented on the irony of this couple leaving a repressive regime in Russia only to have such a heavy handed incident happen here in the US.
Ingraham and talk radio host Mike Gallagher discussed actress Reese Witherspoon's recent DUI arrest as demonstrated on the dash board cam of the police's vehicle. Gallagher defended Witherspoon's quick and seemingly sincere apologies for her unacceptable conduct toward the police.
Why doesn't he step down - guess it's not that big a deal.
"We just would look at the board and say, ‘We already have too many white men. We can’t have more.’ Really, that was it,” Hayes said to Ann Friedman. “Always, constantly just counting, Monitoring the diversity of the guests along gender lines, and along race and ethnicity lines.”
Ingraham commented on the double jeopardy trial of Amanda knox and cautioned about young people going abroad, thinking that the laws are the same as in the US.
Ingraham spoke about Mayor Bloomberg's ad campaign against guns and noted that one of the ads contains instances of gun usage violations. She also spoke of the condescension that permeates these ads. She also commented on Jim Carrey's anti-gun ad and said his career has been tanking for some time.
Ingraham responded to the outsourcing of making border patrol uniforms in Mexico and noted the dangers of the unifroms being stolen by criminals to be used against the patrols.
The "Ingraham Angle" on "The O'Reilly Factor" with Laura Ingraham focused on the war on religion by secular progressives - this time on Easter.
Ingraham and O'Reilly discussed the issue. Ingraham said there isn't opposition to these trends because religious people feel a new intolerance against religion that makes people fearful.
Ingraham discussed the attacks on religious freedom as well and noted that we were never promised a rose garden. She said we need to spread the good word. O'Reilly stated that there is no outstanding Christian leader on the scene today. O'Reilly said it is an insult to Christians and noted that the Easter Bunny has no relation to Christ's Resurrection. Ingraham warned that the US could go the way of Europe that is failing at this time.
Apparently the secularists haven't noticed the high ratings of "The Bible" this Easter season - they do love money!
Flaherty said his television venture is an extension of his family friendly media that families can enjoy together. His company is teaming with Hallmark and Proctor & Gamble. They will have 30 nights this year. He said the stories are akin to parables. Ingraham and Flaherty agreed that this is a perfect antidote to today's salacious fare. Tonight is "Return to Nim's Island". He said it will also be available on DVD on Tuesday.
Ingraham said it's all well and good that the politicians are talking in DC, but taht they now have to do the heavy lifting to cut a deal that can appeal to the various factions. Ingraham said that the Democrats' goal is to redistribute resources and not to balance the budget or stimulate growth.
Ingraham noted that there is still negative reaction to some aspects of Obamacare and while it would be difficult to overturn it, it is a point for leverage.
Ingraham commented on the White House and other federal staffers who haven't paid their taxes in years to the tune of billions of dollars. She stated that this is why people are so skeptical and disgusted with Washington. She cited former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner who didn't pay some of his taxes.
"The World Over" with Raymond Arroyo on EWTN featured special papal conclave coverage on March 7-8 from Rome. Listen to Arroyo's inside details and analysis with featured guests Father Roger Landry and Robert Royal of CatholicThing.org and Father Gerald Murray.
The "Talking Points Memo" focused on Senator Rand Paul's filibuster and the strange bedfellows that emerged from this historic Senate event.
Ingraham spoke to Mark Hannah about Samira Ibrahim who was going to receive an award from the State Department until she made reprehensible remarks against the US and Jews as reported by the Weekly Standard. Foreign aid money for Egypt was also discussed, even as President Morsi makes equally reprehensible remarks.
Ingraham talked to Bob Hemer and Bob Dane about hate groups as deemed by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Dane dubbed them a far left fundraising McCarthy-like group. Heimer said he's seen real hatred from groups such as NAMBLA and the Aryan Brotherhood and said there's a difference between passionate right wing groups and hate groups. Dain said left wing groups blur the differences between passionate and hate groups.
Ingraham talked to Alexandra Brodsky and Gloria Malone about ads critical of teen pregnancy. Malone is a teen mother and feels stigmatized and shamed by the ads. Brodsky thinks it is condescending, bad policy and is unhelpful. Ingraham commended Malone for keeping her baby rather than seeking an abortion which these ads could prompt.
Ingraham discussed economic issues with Lou Dobbs. Both slammed Minority Leader Pelosi and President Obama's spending and their criticism of oil company subsidies. Dobbs said the effective corproate tax rate is 17%. He said the jobs report indicates a real recovery, but that the real unemployment rate is 14.3%. He said it is a time to be in the stock market.
Ingraham asked Chip Saltsman and Tara Dowdell if terror suspects should be tried in the US. Dowdell said we've been trying terror suspects in civiilan courts already. Saltsman said Senator Graham that terror suspects should go to Guantanamo Bay. Dowdell said politicians don't like those who skip in line such as Rand Paul and Barack Obama. Saltsman praised Paul for promoting an issue that was close to his father Ron Paul.
Ingraham talked Sarah Moriarity to whose father, former FBI agent Bob Levinson, has been held in Iran for six years. Moriarity said her father is a hostage and efforts won't be enough until he's home. Ingraham noted that few know about this case.
The "Ingraham Angle" with Laura Ingraham on the "O'Reilly Factor" on March 7th focused on Samira Ibrahim who was to receive an award from the State Departement until her anti-Semitic, anti-American statements were uncovered by the Weekly Standard.
Ingraham said this seems endemic to the State Department that anti-American people are uplifted. She credits sloppy vetting and unserious celebrity influences.
Ingraham said New York City anti-pregnancy ads are important conversation starters with students even though it could prompt abortions. She said rampant sexual behavior is encouraged in the culture and thus anything that causes teens to think twice about engaging in sex is important.
The miniseries' two-hour cable network premiere was seen by 13.1 million viewers and scored a 3.3 rating among adults 18-49. That's more viewers and a higher demo rating than any show on the major broadcast networks last night and ranks as cable's most-watched entertainment telecast this year. If you include the show's repeat, the viewership rises to 14.8 million for the night.
Laura Ingraham guest host Raymond Arroyo spoke to Mark Burnett and Roma Downey of "The Bible".
Downey said it is clear why no one has tackled this series before because it is big and epic. It is worth it as it will educate people.
Burnett said that children should be educated about the Bible as it is central to our culture.
Downey said the casting of Jesus was critical and they cast a Portuguese actor several weeks before the production. She plays Mary in this production as she has loved the Blessed Mother all her life. She feels she's brought a mother's heart to the epic.
Burnett thinks this will be seen more than any series as it is the greatest story ever told and that people are hungry for this sort of production.