For serving as a live example of the Repblican/Conservative hypocrisy of railing against single motherhood while railing against contraception (ie, defending viagra coverage but not contraception coverage, insisting on abstinence-only sex ed).
Instead, he thinks we can fight single motherhood and teen pregnancy by paying Jaz-Z - he whose pimping is big - to tell women not to have sex out of wedlock.
O'Reilly: 73% for African Americans. 52% for Latino families and 26% for out of wedlock whites. It's a catastrophe at 73%, so I want a big public campaign, funded by the federal government to go in and tell the girls and the young ladies, "Don't do this. This condemns you to poverty. It is destructive to your child. Wait until you have a stable situation to become pregnant. Would you get behind that campaign?"
"The big one is the collapse of the family, traditional family in the African-American precincts," he told Democratic strategist James Carville on Thursday.
[O'Reilly continued] ". . . 73% for African Americans. 52% for Latino families and 26% for out of wedlock whites. It's a catastrophe at 73%, so I want a big, public campaign funded by the federal government to go in and tell the girls and the young ladies, 'Don't do this, this condemns you to poverty, it is destructive to your child, wait until you have a stable situation to become pregnant.' Would you get behind that campaign?"
"I would get behind if it had comprehensive sex education and had easy access to contraception," Carville replied.
"That's all adjacent," O'Reilly said.
"No, it's not," Carville insisted. "I think the idea that the federal government is going to tell a 17-year-old that you just wait and you don't have sex, I don't think that's going to be effective."
"It has nothing to do with sex, it has to do with getting pregnant," the Fox News host quipped.
"Well, you know, one leads to the other," Carville pointed out. "Let's really fund Planned Parenthood."
"So, you don't want peer pressure brought, you want to fund, fund, fund!" O'Reilly exclaimed. "More money, more money."
"Absolutely. I want easy access to contraception," Carville said.
"Why don't we just have the Good Humor man have contraception on the ice cream truck?" O'Reilly wondered. "Come on, James, it's all about a societal attitude."
"The federal government is not going to stop young people from having sex," Carville noted.
"It's going to discourage! Actively discourage! Peer pressure!" O'Reilly shouted. "Jay Z, the multimillion dollar man, have him get out and do a couple public service announcements."
And this is the revered braniac? Out-of-wedlock children have nothing to do with sex? Jay-Z will peer pressure the problem out of existence?