"It's inexcusable, and I expect the AP to apologize tomorrow" (Wednesday)," he said on Tuesday night's "O'Reilly Factor." If that had been President Obama, the AP would never have published the photo, O'Reilly said.
Charles Krauthammer called the photo "ridiculous": I mean, look, Mitt Romney-- he's about the most straight-laced and polite, clean guy on the planet. For God's sake, the guy doesn't drink coffee," he told O'Reilly.
Krauthammer said the photo suggests that Romney is trying to make a "rude gesture" to an eight-year-old girl. "So clearly, the reader looks at that and knows that this is mischief done by the photographer and the editor."
The photo, Krauthammer concluded, reflects badly on the Associated Press, not Romney.
"How low is the media going to go?" O'Reilly asked. "That's the question we're dealing with right now."