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Ben Affleck has abrasive visit to O'Reilly Factor

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Ben Affleck is riding high at the moment, as his new movie Argo, a thriller about true events during the Iran hostage crisis of 1979-1981, has received fantastic reviews. Affleck has revived his career, turning himself from failed movie star into legitimate A-list actor and director. 

He is also a well-known Hollywood liberal. So it was a little surprising Wednesday night when the actor say down with "Papa Bear" Bill O'Reilly on Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor. 

During his visit, the two discussed David Petraeus, the CIA director and former commanding general of U.S. Central Command, and U.S. intelligence people who may have - to quote O'Reilly - “water-boarded” and “rendition-ed” people.

Affleck said that his movie is “really a tribute to the folks in our clandestine services, and our diplomats in the foreign services who are risking their lives.”

O'Reilly, smelling blood in the water, replied with “This is a valentine from Ben Affleck to the intelligence community. The same people who water-boarded. The same people who rendition-ed. What are your liberal friends going to say to you?”

“I don’t worry too much about what my liberal friends are going to say,” Affleck replied.

“In the back of your mind you didn’t say, ‘Look, I’m glorifying some people who maybe did bad things,’” said O’Reilly.

“I’ve been to the CIA. I met Gen. David Petraeus,” Affleck said.  “These are extraordinary, honorable people at the CIA. Make no mistake about it.”

Affleck has spoken out in the past against the war in Iraq.

 


Details
Person:
- Bill O'Reilly
- Ben Affleck
Show:
- The O'Reilly Factor
Network:
- FOX NEWS channel

Written by: Hamatosan
Oct 11th, 2012, 11:26 am

Anonypuss

Message Posted On Oct 12th, 2012, 10:14 am
Look closely enough into a liberal and you will find a neoliberal. "[E]xtraordinary, honorable people at the CIA..." - F-ing hilarious!
FRED MONTREAL

Message Posted On Oct 12th, 2012, 12:34 am
HAY JOSH PULL UP YOUR SOCKS,COMING FROM THE GREAT NORTH I WOULD LIKE TOO THANK PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND YOUR LIBERAL FRIENDS VOTING IN OBAMA AND KILLING YOUR DOLLAR BY 45% AND MAKING CANADAS DOLLAR STRONGER KEPT IT UP AND THANKS.
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