O’Reilly on Watters Brawl with HuffPost Reporter: The Far-Left Has Become ‘Destructive’

billBill O’Reilly tonight responded to the WHCD brawl between a Huffington Post reporter and Fox’s Jesse Watters by denouncing the violence of the far-left.

No, seriously. After going over recent heated (and violent) liberal protests, O’Reilly said the liberal movement has become “destructive” and specifically cited the scuffle.

Huffington Post reporter Ryan Grim confronted Watters over an ambush interview he conducted with colleague Amanda Terkel years ago because she criticized O’Reilly’s comments about a rape victim. O’Reilly was disgusted, Watters confronted her (Terkel says he harassed and stalked her), and he and Grim got into a fight at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

O’Reilly said Terkel told a “despicable lie” and the entire brawl was “insane.”

“This is what the far-left does,” he declared, of Grim. “They seek to harm people with whom they disagree.”

(For the record, the video Grim took show Watters grabbing Grim’s phone and literally pocketing it before any scuffling broke out. Grim asked for his phone back and Watters said he’d give the phone back “when I’m ready.” None of that was apparently relevant to O’Reilly.)

Watch above, via Fox News.

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