On June 2, FOX News Channel host Bill O'Reilly referred to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as a "fascist organization" on his TV program; earlier that day on his radio show, O'Reilly compared the ACLU to Al Qaeda and announced that the ACLU is "the most dangerous organization in the United States of America right now."
Concluding a June 2 discussion on The Radio Factor in which he criticized the ACLU for threatening to sue Los Angeles County if the county failed to remove a cross from its official seal -- which the ACLU argues violates the constitutional separation of church and state -- O'Reilly summed up his view of the organization.
From the June 2 broadcast of The Radio Factor with Bill O'Reilly:
O'REILLY: Finally, the ACLU -- we talked about this yesterday and I -- and, you know, I have to pick on the ACLU because they're the most dangerous organization in the United States of America right now. There's by far. There's nobody even close to that. They're, like, second next to Al Qaeda.
From the June 2 broadcast of FOX News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor:
O'REILLY: "Talking Points" wants you to know that we are rapidly losing freedom in America. Judges are overruling the will of the people, and fascist organizations like the ACLU are imposing their secular will.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3 - 2 to reach a compromise with the ACLU to remove the cross.