O'Reilly: Give Strippers BP Cash

Just not the 'mobster' strip club owners
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 25, 2010 7:10 AM CDT

(Newser) – Say what you will about Bill O’Reilly, but he has nothing against strippers. BP set up a $20 billion fund to compensate Gulf coast workers who have lost wages, and the Fox News host and two female guest panelists discussed administrator Ken Feinberg’s recent statement that he was “dubious” about strippers claiming they deserve some of that dough. O'Reilly isn't dubious at all—as long as "the mob guys who own the place" don't get any money, Mediaite reports.

Both panelists came out on the strippers’ side (though Margaret Hoover did note that “if I found one of these strippers I’d like to convince her to go into another profession”), with Gretchen Carlson noting that it’s not taxpayer money—so she doesn’t “give a rip” who gets it. No argument from O’Reilly himself: “I don’t think there’s any doubt that entertainment facilities, like the club that these ladies work in, that business is off,” he said.

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