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Bill O'Reilly on Bill de Blasio: 'I want to beat him up'

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During an April 3, 2014 fundraiser for the Church of Saint Mary, Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly (like any good Catholic would) expressed a desire to beat up New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Along with Megyn Kelly, O'Reilly made his remarks while the panel was allegedly discussing what Brian Kilmeade described as "the people on the free ride getting welfare."

Kelly: I don’t personally know the people who think somebody else should support them. Everybody I know works hard, and has come from a family who works hard.

O'Reilly: I want to introduce you to de Blasio.

Kelly: The thing is, you work so hard, and you finally start earning some money, and you have people like de Blasio telling you you’re not paying your fair share, that you’re somehow bad, that you need to pay more, and you haven’t earned it.

O'Reilly: I want to beat him up.

The supposedly very Catholic audience, by the way, applauded O'Reilly's remarks.

O'Reilly also joked about killing Joy Behar or Rosie O'Donnell to stop the BP oil spill:

What would I do, Bill O'Reilly, if I were President, what would I do about the Gulf oil spill? There’s really nothing that a President could do. But there really was something, there was something, and Barack Obama was not willing to do it. And it really struck me.

The only thing that could’ve capped that oil well was if you lowered Joy Behar down. That could have done it! She would have given her life, but I'm sure she would have for her country! Now you could have done it with Rosie O'Donnell but there’s not a crane in the world that could have done it.

This also got applause from the very Catholic audience.

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