Bill O'Reilly, Barney Frank Face Off On Detainee Abuse Photos, Health Care Reform, Housing Crisis (VIDEO)

07/25/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Nicholas Graham Huffington Post

Congressman Barney Frank and Bill O'Reilly squared off again on "The O'Reilly Factor" and discussed a wide range of issues, including President Obama's decision to not release photos showing the US torturing Guantanamo detainees, how to pay for the very large price tag of health care reform that would include a public plan, and their old favorite topic: who is to blame for the housing crisis and letting Fannie Mae and Fannie Mac become so bloated with bad subprime loans.

I say discuss because this lengthy interview was remarkably more tempered than their previous exchange in which they faced off over the two housing giants, and by faced off I mean yelled at each other. Sure, O'Reilly interrupted Frank several times and the Congressman indignantly insisted that O'Reilly stop talking over him, but it was fairly civil, and thus far more substantive. The two even managed to agree on a couple things. For example, they both favor cutting parts of the military budget (Frank in order to pay for health care; it's unclear if O'Reilly supported it for that reason as well).

Watch the (slightly) heated exchange below.

Part 1

Part 2