O’Reilly criticizes Obama for labeling attack ‘a tragedy’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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During the opening of his show on Monday night, “The O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly went after President Barack Obama for his address to the nation  following the apparent terrorist attack in Boston at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

According to O’Reilly, the president stopping short of calling it a terrorist attack and calling it a “tragedy” was not strong enough.

“[P]resident Obama has addressed the nation and promised justice,” O’Reilly said. “But he made one mistake. The president called the attack ‘a tragedy.’ It was not. It was a vile act of violence designed to kill innocent people, including children. I was just in Boston yesterday, and this makes me sick. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Perhaps it’s a coincidence but this week marks the anniversary of attacks in Oklahoma City, Columbine, Colorado, and Virginia Tech, also the Waco assault in 1993.”

Later in the broadcast, in an interview with network White House reporter Ed Henry, O’Reilly said the more appropriate language to use should have been “an act of war.”

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