O’Reilly: Violent Protesters Need to Be ‘Punished and Quickly’

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Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly reacted to the protests sprouting up around the country that are a result of Tuesday’s presidential election outcome. O’Reilly noted how similar protests from the “left-wing” were a signature of communist takeovers in the 20th century. “The main beef seems to be that left-wing protesters don’t respect an honest election,” O’Reilly said. “By the way, that’s a hallmark around the world. Every communist and socialist takeover from Cuba to Venezuela to Soviet Russia back in the early 20th Century featured violence and assaults on freedom. Here in the U.S.A., we honor protests, but increasingly we are seeing people who want our system destroyed.” O’Reilly said while he respects the right of the protesters, he thought swift action should be taken against those violently protesting. “‘Talking Points’ respects sincere protests,” he said. “If you believe Donald Trump is not good for America, I have no problem with you displaying that opinion. However, if you hurt someone, destroy something, or promote anarchy, you then become a danger to the republic. That kind of stuff needs to be punished and quickly. Also, we are living in an amazingly destructive politically correct environment