Skip to comments.The Questions Bill O' Reilly Failed To Ask Michael Moore
Posted on 07/28/2004 11:06:21 AM PDT by Happy2BMe
On Tuesday, 27 July, Bill O'Reilly interviewed Michael Moore at the DNC Convention in Boston, MA.
The focus of the interview was that for every question that Bill asked Michael, Michale would in turn be allowed to ask Bill his own question.
Bill has for months been challenging Michael to come onto his O'Reilly Factor Show and debate Moore's 9/11 Film, among other hot topics.
Out of a fluke meeting on the street in front of the DNC Convention Center in Boston, MA Bill and Michael met this week and both agreed to hold the interview based on the "I ask then you ask." forum.
I was dissasppointed in Bill that with this golden opportunity at hand and with millions of people watching, he and Michael could not get off the WMD DEAD HORSE issue.
I emailed Bill and gave him the quesitons I would have asked Michael Moore if I had been the one interviewing him.
Here they are:
"Why are you demoralizing our troops who are fighting and dying in Iraq with your 9/11 film?"
The second question I would have asked is:
"Why are you befriending nations and are considered a hero in the nations that are anti-American and pro Islamic terrorist?"
And the third:
"Why has Al Qaeda approved of your film and recommending it's showing throughout all Islamic nations?"
Pinging on the Bill O'Reilly / Michael Moore interview at the DNC Convention on Tuesday, 27 July.
I found the entire discussion extraordinarily dull and I thought there would be fireworks.
I saw the interview and was never more disappointed in O'Reilly. I could have done a better job. Moore's logic was so full of holes. Sean Hannity would have torn Moore apart.
Bill blew what could have been great. Email Bill and tell him how he "blew it!" I did.
O'Reilly failed miserably.
Don't let the liberals frame the question: "Would you sacrifice your children for Fallujah or Iraq?"
Our soldiers and marines may be our sons and daughters but they are NOT children. Our military services are all voluntary, and whether we like it or not these are young adult men and women who are able to make up their own minds.
We are not marching 10-12 year olds down to the recruiter and saying "Please take our child to Iraq to be sacrificed for "Big Oil".
The way the libs are framing the question is abominable and they should be called on it. You failed to do that with Michael Moore last night.
The question is that if bush lied like moore said, then why isn't he going after clinton or kerry or any of the other congressman or senators for lying about the WMDs? I mean clinton said Iraq had WMDs too and he also lied. Does anyone else see a double stnadard, but of course Oreilly wasn't smart enough to point it out.
..then produce the documented quotes saying exactly what The President has said.
Very cogent questions. In fact, virtually all the questions that needed to have been asked of the slob.
O'Reilly has alot to learn about interviewing. I find I watch his show less and less. Too bad, he had promise.
I think part of the deal in getting Moore on the air was to go easy on him. He had been ducking O'Reilly.
The proper answer would have been, "My children would need to be 18 or older to sign up at a recruiting station and as such I would not be sending them anywhere. They would be volunteering to go. Just like everyone else who is in our military."
Fox News had a GREAT interview with an Iraqi who actually was shot and fell into a mass grave, faked death and then literally crawled out latewr and survived. If Repubs could get this guy at their convention and tell his story
and re frame this whole Iraq issue... Election is in the bag...
O'Reilly could have done so much better. I'm thinking he gave MOO a pass either to try to convince MOO to return to his show, or because they made a prior agreement to only ask pre-read and prepared questions.
O'Reilly should have known better than to softball this guy.
When fat ass asked him if he would let his children die to secure Fallujah. He should have responded with...
"Our troops joined the MILITARY. They SIGNED up to join the MILITARY.What the hell do you think they're supposed to do in the military help old ladies cross the street."
But I wasn't expecting much from BOR
The obvious follow up is this:
OK, we did not find stockpiles of WMD's, but we have found a few dozen which could have been capable of killing tens of thousands of people. Why did the "inspector's not find those? Also, how would we have found them if we had not gone into Iraq with our military?
Are you, Mr. Moore, willing to risk thousands of lives on inspections that did not work and on Saddam Hussein's word that he does not have WMD's? I'm not, Bush is not. But apparently John Kerry is. What say you Mr. Moore?