I'm no fan
of Bill O'Reilly and his comically self-titled "spin free zone" The O'Reilly Factor
. But I have to give him credit for this bracingly frank outburst on Wednesday night's show, which took place while he was interviewing Art Torres (head of the California Democratic party
) about Gary Condit and Chandra Levy:
O'REILLY: Do you think Davis was correct in saying that he's disappointed in Condit's not being forthcoming?
TORRES: Yes, I think so. And I said that early on, right after the interview of Mr. Condit and I'll say it again. But the fact of the matter is that we really need to, again, concentrate on trying to find this young woman.
O'REILLY: No, but what do you mean, we need? What are you going to do? We can't find her. She's dead. All right? I mean, she's dead.
TORRES: Well, I don't know that.
O'REILLY: Well, I do. She's dead.
TORRES: I hope that's not the case.
O'REILLY: And she's at the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay or someplace like that. And that's where she is. And we can't find her. The FBI can't find her. And nobody can find her. So we need to concentrate on...
Did someone say Social Security? Lockbox? Yada?