Pathetic! If O'Reilly has such a dismal understanding of the First Amendment, he ought to cash in his chips and call it a career. Sometimes I'd just like to slap the guy.
O'Reilly made his remarks in a segment with lawyers Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle.
O'Reilly said, "I believe, Guilfoyle, a case can be made here, it was the Supreme Court rul(ing) you can't have a public display that intimidates if the intention of it is to harm. And certainly burning the holy book of more than three million Americans, Muslim Americans, is meant to harm them emotionally and intimidate."
Then to Wiehl, O'Reilly said, "I think on legal grounds Wiehl, correct me if I'm wrong, there is a good case to say, 'you cannot do this because the sole purpose of this is to intimidate people and inflict emotional damage.'"
Wiehl noted the Supreme Court has ruled burning the American flag is legal as a possible reason for no one going to court yet to stop the Koran burning.
O'Reilly replied, "That's true, but I think it should be adjudicated, and they can slap an injunction on the guy and say he can't do it."