In a moment reminiscent of one very famous viral video, Bill O'Reilly lost his cool during his Fox News program Monday night, slamming his fist on his desk and shouting repeatedly over guest Alan Colmes, whom he insisted was full of "bull-blank."
O'Reilly's temper flared during a conversation about Barack Obama's attitude toward spending cuts. Colmes, responding to suggestions that Obama has no interest in addressing the national debt, pointed out that the president has repeatedly offered Republicans in Congress a deficit reduction scheme of $2.50 in cuts for every dollar in extra taxes levied.
The example visibly irritated O'Reilly, who demanded Colmes provide specific examples of programs Obama said he would cut. When Colmes answered "Medicare," O'Reilly went off:
O'REILLY: Hold it. Hold it. Because now I'm getting teed off at you. Give me one damn program he said he'd cut.
COLMES: He has cut entitlements. He's cut--
O'REILLY: Not entitlements! [slams fist on desk] One program!
COLMES: Why are you yelling? What are you yelling for?
O'REILLY: Because you're lying. You are lying here.
O'Reilly then repeated his claim that Colmes was lying several times, much to the guest's chagrin. When Colmes later described in detail the Medicare cuts Obama has proposed, O'Reilly appeared unmoved.
"This is bull-blank," he said, putting a cap on the bitter exchange.