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Why Is the U.S. So Polarized? Plus, Bolling Responds to Bernie Goldberg's Criticism!

Why is America so polarized?

That was the subject of last night's Talking Points Memo on the The O'Reilly Factor. The commentary from Bill O'Reilly came after former President Bill Clinton blamed the media - Fox News in particular - for polarizing the country.

O'Reilly believes the polarization is coming from Washington politics, pointing out the robust debate on Fox this week among Republicans over the tactics of Sen. Ted Cruz.

"Fox News is reporting on [the polarization], not creating it," O'Reilly said. (Watch the Talking Points above!)

Later in the show, O'Reilly sat down with The Five co-host Eric Bolling, who was criticized earlier week by frequent Factor guest Bernie Goldberg over which path is best for the GOP.

Bolling believes Cruz made a shrewd decision by forcing the morning news shows and the mainstream media in general to air his "quasi-filibuster" opposing ObamaCare.

O'Reilly, however, sides with those who say that Republicans should just sit back and wait for ObamaCare to "blow up" if they believe that the new law will not work the way President Obama and Democrats hope.

Watch the debate below, and tune in to The Factor tonight at 8/11p ET as McGuirk and Gutfeld take on the controversial comment by Cokie Roberts about the Tea Party!

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