Bill O'Reilly responds to David Sirota column, calls him a "loon"

The conservative commentator attacked the Salon columnist for hoping the Boston Marathoner is white American

Published April 18, 2013 2:42PM (EDT)

Fox News anchor Bill O'Reilly does not seem to agree with Salon columnist David Sirota, after all. Sirota's post, "Let's Hope the Boston Marathoner is a White American," made the rounds on social media on Tuesday, prompting O'Reilly call the writer a "loon" on the "O'Reilly Factor" last night:

O'Reilly blasted David Sirota again at the 5:12 mark in the segment below, saying Sirota hopes it's a "right wing militia, neo-nazi nut" who perpetrated the bombings to push Sirota's own personal political agenda:

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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