Bill O’Reilly: Rep. Peter King Is More Powerful Than Rep. John Boehner

On Fox News Channel’s O’Reilly Factor last night, host Bill O’Reilly told senior political analyst Brit Hume that, in his opinion, New York Representative Peter King holds more power in the Republican party than incoming Speaker of the House John Boehner. More like the O Rly Factor, amiright?

Among the reasons O’Reilly cited for this assessment are King’s proximity to The Media™ as a New Yorker and the fact that, as O’Reilly sees it, King will continually voice his opposition to the President’s views concerning contentious issues like homeland security.

Hume, however, wasn’t so convinced, pointing to King’s demonstrated lack of hardcore partisanship, predicting instead that King will hold serious (rather than, we suppose, partisan and seriously fun) hearings concerning issues like border control and “Muslims”. O’Reilly was skeptical, to say the least.

The two did agree, however, that The New York Times is “virulently” attacking King, with Hume asking “what do you expect from that newspaper in this day and age?” You mean besides the occasional realization that the outer boroughs, well, exist? Tough to say.

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