Radio host Alex Jones challenged Bill O’Reilly to fight him on pay-per-view after the Fox News anchor linked Jones to “hate speech.” Calling him a “bully punk,” Jones says O’Reilly lied about him.
On Wednesday night's O’Reilly Factor, the anchor’s Talking Points memo talked about why the Internal Revenue Service targeted Tea Party groups. O’Reilly believes political hate speech on the Internet and on talk radio makes conservatives an easy target. During the segment he showed a clip of Jones flying off the handle. Over the footage was the caption “HATE SPEECH.” O’Reilly concluded that “hate speech and those who traffic in it should be rejected and shunned.”
Jones, conspiracy theorist and founder of Infowars.com, responded by calling O’Reilly a “big, fat bully” and challenging him to boxing match.
“I’d like to get in a boxing ring with Bill O’Reilly,” Jones said on his Wednesday night show. “Bill O’Reilly, I challenge you to a pay-per-view boxing match. You think you’re so tough?”
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“You’re scared to have me on your show,” Jones added. He said if he was a guest, he’d bring 10 million viewers to the O’Reilly Factor, alleging that O'Reilly only has 3 million viewers.
Calling himself the “wave of the future,” Jones insisted O’Reilly is stuck in the past.
He said O’Reilly bullies anyone who disagrees with him and will have private security sent to their homes. Calling him a “bully perv” he also said O’Reilly sexually harassed female Fox staffers.
As the confrontation escalates, Jones screamed, “you want to start a fight with me, punk? Huh? You think you can shove me around? You’re a coward, punk, rat bastard!”
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Jones went on to challenge MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow as well, claiming she said “it’s time to stop giving him attention.”
“I’ve had enough of these cowards, up there–both of these guys–Rachel Maddow and him. I’m sick of them! I’m tired of them! They don’t have the will to actually debate me. Come on my show punk!”