Obama spars with Fox News host in testy pre-Super Bowl interview

Feb 3, 2014 Full story: Reuters 230

President Barack Obama accused Fox News on Sunday of keeping alive controversies the White House believes have been settled in a testy interview that aired before the NFL's Super Bowl, the most-viewed sports event in the United States.

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Your Ex

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#1 Feb 3, 2014
Too bad the Prez felt he had to talk to the #1 source for no-information voters.
He could have talked about cats for an hour with the same results.
Bee Eff Dee

Auburn, MA

#2 Feb 3, 2014
Your Ex wrote:
Too bad the Prez felt he had to talk to the #1 source for no-information voters.
He could have talked about cats for an hour with the same results.
Instead of bashing people who dont agree with you, why not bring some civility to the concversation. Here I will show you how its done.
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I felt the President handled Bill quite well. He had some tuff questions to answer (not the usual softballs) and though they may not have been the answers I wanted to hear, they were honest and forthright as I would expect from a sitting President. facing a media "adversary". The President could have blown this off and ignored Bill and his offer but instead showed an effort to work across the aisle by attending this "interview". A step in the right direction if you ask me. If this country is gonna get anywhere, we have to work together. that means tone down on the rhetoric ("low information voters" like the previous user attempted to use in an off topic, useless, attack of Fox News viewers as if thats going to help anyone) and grow up..
ObamaCare FUBAR

Bohemia, NY

#3 Feb 3, 2014
Almost as boring as the Super Bowl itself. O' Reilly sucks and so do his co-written cheesy books. If you want to see sparks fly have Obama agree to be interviewed by someone like Michelle Malkin, Mark Levin, or Michael Savage
Your Ex

United States

#7 Feb 3, 2014
Bee Eff Dee wrote:
<quoted text>Instead of bashing people who dont agree with you, why not bring some civility to the concversation. Here I will show you how its done.
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I felt the President handled Bill quite well. He had some tuff questions to answer (not the usual softballs) and though they may not have been the answers I wanted to hear, they were honest and forthright as I would expect from a sitting President. facing a media "adversary". The President could have blown this off and ignored Bill and his offer but instead showed an effort to work across the aisle by attending this "interview". A step in the right direction if you ask me. If this country is gonna get anywhere, we have to work together. that means tone down on the rhetoric ("low information voters" like the previous user attempted to use in an off topic, useless, attack of Fox News viewers as if thats going to help anyone) and grow up..
Well spoken, and bi-partisanship is the only way forward, but the Teahadists will brand you a Librul over that one.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#8 Feb 3, 2014
mark Levin would have had Obama in tears 5 minutes into it.
Cat74

West Chicago, IL

#9 Feb 3, 2014
The President went on Fox, because he wanted to be seen. No one watches CNN, or MSNBC. He was brave to sit down with O'Reilly, but he looked disoriented, and unprepared to answer real questions.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#10 Feb 3, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
The President went on Fox, because he wanted to be seen..
You boys are a hoot because you can't get your rabid stories straight. You bitch and whine that he is on too many shows and now you grinch that he appears on an unfair and unbalanced spewstation.

Isn't the demographics of fux old folks? So think of it as trying to educate them!
Cat74

West Chicago, IL

#11 Feb 3, 2014
There are a lot of old people that watch Fox for real news, but usually it is the whole family, young, old, in between, We have teens that watch Fox, and discuss politics with their friends,. These are all young Republicans coming up.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#14 Feb 3, 2014
Fox plays to their base - simpletons who just can't let go of debunked manufactured crisis's.
IRS was already debunked - even Issa won't bring this one up again - he was made a fool of.
But you simpletons sure don't mind - facts just don't disway the intellectually inept.
Why are you people not screaming at the almost 3000 people that died on American soil during a republican presidency? Or the almost 5000 that died in a fake war in Iraq? Or all the oil Bush stated emphatically would pay for the war? But 4 died in Benghazi, for you simpletons, this was a massacre?
You GOP imbeciles are truly the sick ones.

Since: Nov 08

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#15 Feb 3, 2014
Your Ex wrote:
Too bad the Prez felt he had to talk to the #1 source for no-information voters.
He could have talked about cats for an hour with the same results.
Yes, Obama was a hoot, trying to do as liberals do and take over the conservation so Bill couldn't do follow up questions. Obama is a master of eating up time so the interviewer can't finish what the interview was to bring out. Obama spent ten minutes running from Benghazi with lies and diversions.

Since: Nov 08

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#16 Feb 3, 2014
ObamaCare FUBAR wrote:
Almost as boring as the Super Bowl itself. O' Reilly sucks and so do his co-written cheesy books. If you want to see sparks fly have Obama agree to be interviewed by someone like Michelle Malkin, Mark Levin, or Michael Savage
No guts, no glory that's Obama's motto.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#17 Feb 3, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
You boys are a hoot because you can't get your rabid stories straight. You bitch and whine that he is on too many shows and now you grinch that he appears on an unfair and unbalanced spewstation.
Isn't the demographics of fux old folks? So think of it as trying to educate them!
Blames Network For Scandals? On IRS Scandal:'Not Even A Smidgen Of Corruption'...(pause for laugh)

Not even a smidgen of corruption’: Obama downplays IRS, other scandals
President Obama, in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, tried to put behind him the scandals that have hung over his second term, suggesting his administration did not mislead the public on...

OF COURSE HE DIDN'T MISLEAD THE PUBLIC, HE DOWNRIGHT LIED AS HE USUALLY DOES.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#18 Feb 3, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
The President went on Fox, because he wanted to be seen. No one watches CNN, or MSNBC. He was brave to sit down with O'Reilly, but he looked disoriented, and unprepared to answer real questions.
You are correct. His soul purpose was to be seen. His personal numbers are still diving and his one chance to change that is to be seen in a presidential setting. Even though he was very evasive as usual and avoided answering the questions quite skillfully, it was still the same blah blah blah.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#19 Feb 3, 2014
impeach his teleprompter

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#20 Feb 3, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
impeach his teleprompter
It took the 5th..........and eloped with the fax machine.

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#21 Feb 3, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>No guts, no glory that's Obama's motto.
No proof. No charges. Plenty of teahadist tears. That's the legacy of alwayswrongissa.
radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#22 Feb 3, 2014
He doesn*t want interviews like that.He wants some MSNBC nut job to ask him questions like-"Mr. President ,whats your favorite color?"

“Historic American Greatness”

Since: Jun 07

The President & his AG

#24 Feb 3, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
He was brave to sit down with O'Reilly, but he looked disoriented, and unprepared to answer real questions.
True bravery was the call to get Osama bin Laden... sitting down to do an interview with Bill O'Reilly has nothing to do with the bravery; President Obama fully recognize Bill O'Reilly for the joke that he is.
Body language is everything in an interview, it says far more than words. President Obama was calm, sat back in his chair, relaxed and confident as Bill leaned forward looking stiff and awkward. Bill lost control very early as he was disarmed by a calm, smiling, concise and well versed President who could see through the charade that was scripted against him. Bill's pre-planned Inquisition of manufactured scandals and dishonesties were easily repelled by truth. Bill O'Reilly was emasculated buy a cool and calm, reflective and knowledgeable President. All of the non scandals evaporated while Bill flapped his jaws leaning even more forward trying to affect a position of power. But calmness, being quietly spoken, forthright in answers, smiling at the ease of knocking Bill off his stride and pointing out that Fox is a conspiracy theory Channel had the president come out we'll ahead.
Now here's the challenge; how about a prominent Republican manning up to face Rachel Maddow... will never happen, LOL.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#25 Feb 3, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
Fox plays to their base - simpletons who just can't let go of debunked manufactured crisis's.IRS was already debunked - even Issa won't bring this one up again - he was made a fool of.But you simpletons sure don't mind - facts just don't disway the intellectually inept.Why are you people not screaming at the almost 3000 people that died on American soil during a republican presidency? Or the almost 5000 that died in a fake war in Iraq? Or all the oil Bush stated emphatically would pay for the war? But 4 died in Benghazi, for you simpletons, this was a massacre?You GOP imbeciles are truly the sick ones.
As has stated: O’Reilly was aggressive, constantly challenging the president, and Obama didn’t get rattled, though at a couple of points he certainly looked peeved. But Bill had a stark choice, given the 10-minute time limit: keep interrupting Obama or allow him to run out the clock.

So fux fux and fux.

Interestingly some faint non-fuxite praise from O'Reilley:

“I know you think maybe we haven’t been fair but I think your heart is in the right place.”
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#26 Feb 3, 2014
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
<quoted text>
True bravery was the call to get Osama bin Laden... sitting down to do an interview with Bill O'Reilly has nothing to do with the bravery; President Obama fully recognize Bill O'Reilly for the joke that he is.
Body language is everything in an interview, it says far more than words. President Obama was calm, sat back in his chair, relaxed and confident as Bill leaned forward looking stiff and awkward. Bill lost control very early as he was disarmed by a calm, smiling, concise and well versed President who could see through the charade that was scripted against him. Bill's pre-planned Inquisition of manufactured scandals and dishonesties were easily repelled by truth. Bill O'Reilly was emasculated buy a cool and calm, reflective and knowledgeable President. All of the non scandals evaporated while Bill flapped his jaws leaning even more forward trying to affect a position of power. But calmness, being quietly spoken, forthright in answers, smiling at the ease of knocking Bill off his stride and pointing out that Fox is a conspiracy theory Channel had the president come out we'll ahead. Now here's the challenge; how about a prominent Republican manning up to face Rachel Maddow... will never happen, LOL.
And the President used humor to make his points.

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