O’Reilly: ‘Dodge’ Fox News ‘at your peril.’

Calling into Fox and Friends this morning, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly discussed the prospect of Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) potentially debating on Fox News. O’Reilly said he expects “both Obama and Hillary Clinton to be respectful to the Fox News Channel.” “If you dodge us, it is at your peril,” he added. Watch it:

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O’Reilly also claimed that Fox “has treated both candidates fairly,” apparently forgetting the network’s pushing of the false madrassa story.

UPDATE: In June, when Democrats refused to debate on Fox, Fox CEO Roger Ailes claimed that “the candidates that can’t face Fox, can’t face Al Qaeda.”