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As Guest Questions O’Reilly’s Credentials, He Orders Her Mic To Be Turned Off

Bill O’Reilly ordered his producers to cut retired Col. (turned anti-war activist) Ann Wright‘s mic off during an interview on Friday, “leaving Wright visibly trying to continue to explain herself but not being heard,” Wikipedia notes.

Fast forward to the last minute of the video:



“We wanted to talk to you about the Iranian illegal seizure of these military people and the abuse of them. You, you colonel, turned the conversation around to slap at your own country, to diminish the Bush administration, and bring in all these other things, and you haven’t criticized Iran once!,” O’Reilly said. She responded: “The Bush administration has been violating international law and the Geneva convention.”

She started to ask: “Where did you serve? Where did you teach the Geneva convention?” when O’Reilly ordered her to be silenced…

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