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Posted on 02/02/2014 3:44:35 PM PST by bestintxas
President Barack Obama twice blamed Fox News Channel for misinforming the public on issues that have bedeviled his presidency in the past year during a pre-Super Bowl interview with the network's Bill O'Reilly.
The two sat down in the White House on Sunday for a live pregame interview that started about 4:35 p.m. and aired for less than 10 minutes.
O'Reilly first noted that Obama's detractors believe he did not initially say the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead was terrorism because it happened in the heat of an election.
Obama had just weeks earlier said al-Qaida was on the run after U.S. Navy SEALs assassinated its leader, Osama bin Laden.
"That's what they believe," O'Reilly said of Obama's detractors.
"And they believe it because folks like you are telling them that," Obama said in the often testy interview.
"No, I'm not telling them that. I'm asking you whether you were told it was a terror attack," O'Reilly countered.
Obama said it was "inaccurate" to say that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told him the attack was terrorism when he first gave him the news. O'Reilly noted that Gen. Carter Ham, head of operations in Libya, has testified he immediately told Panetta the attack was terrorism, and not the result of a spontaneous demonstration over an anti-Muslim video.
"But it's more than that because of Susan Rice," O'Reilly said, noting that Rice, who was then U.N. ambassador, used the video explanation days later on the Sunday talk shows.
"Just as an American, I'm just confused," he said.
"Bill, I'm trying to explain it to you if you want to listen," Obama countered.
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Is this a role model to follow, someone who complains instead of standing up and taking it like a man?
How pathethic an individual do we have here?
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this is his new Amerika where a man takes it on his hands and knees
Whatever happened to “taking responsibility”?
Obama is a the most blame shifting president ever.
Hitler’s Germany, the redo?
Saw the interview. Pathetic. No answers for anything. He sounds like a petulant child.
He will never ever take responsibility for his actions. It is Rush Limbaugh’s fault or Fox News fault. He does not like to be questioned and loves to blame others....His leadership abilities stink...just an empty suit who gives speeches and lectures on the taxpayer’s dime. Like to spend other people’s money to buy votes.
Obama is like a Child
The evil joker set Fox up!... Royally!!! Now he can really slam Fox....millions watched as the bully bill pressed hardcore after Obozo for answers....”didn’t O’Rielly get the memo that questioning the boy king was RACIST!”
God is jealous, and the Lord avenges;
The Lord avenges and is furious.
The Lord will take vengeance on His adversaries,
And He reserves wrath for His enemies;
3 The Lord is slow to anger and great in power,
And will not at all acquit the wicked.
I’d liked for BOR to follow up on the “terror attack” question by asking “Who told Susan Rice to say it was a spontaneous demonstration about a video?” Of course Obama wouldn’t answer this question, and then BOR should have come back nailing him with “So you say you -the President - didn’t know yet who was behind it, but Susan Rice went on TV and told the nation what it was. And for that, you promoted her?”
Impeach the b@$t@rd
the complete transcript
” OREILLY: But no mass corruption?
OBAMA: Not even mass corruption, not even a smidgeon of corruption, I would say. “
Some 95% of the personal woe in this world is self-induced.
It is difficult to believe that Fox News could be responsible for even 5% of the grief that has been heaped upon the head of the Current Occupant now squatting in the Oval Orfice.
Whining is so unattractive.
Bill better have good tax lawyers.
“I think your heart is in the right place.” That is why I don’t watch Bill anymore. At least he asked the tough questions, but seriously, what will it take for Bill to admit this guy is purposefully destroying us?
If O'Bloviator truly ran a 'no spin zone', his next question should have been, "Is ANYTHING ever your fault?"
His problm with fox is they tell the truth
I remember translating Oedipus Rex from Latin in my Junior year. I kept wondering why this? Why did they choose this book?
Now looking back I understand. It doesn’t matter if it is not your fault. You stand up and take responsibility.
If Fox News is the reason for Obama’s problems,I hope he continues to have many more problems in the future.
He sure has caused enough problems for the American People.So let him suffer with us.
Actually I think he’s loofah boy.
It’s a dictator’s prerogative. For Hitler it was the Jews. For Obama it’s white people, Bush, and Fox News.
This guy is detestable.
“”At least he asked the tough questions””
WITHOUT getting answers!!! I’m not one that bashes O’Reilly but there’s always a first time. That was ridiculous. Let the bozo keep blabbering and just move on to another question. You could hear him trying to interrupt and get the jerk back on track but he didn’t persist so obozo ran over him. Shameful!!
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The IRS criminal conspiracy wont go away because the horrid FOX News actually reports on it?
I look bad because you dont swallow my line of b.s?
No wonder he has even lost the black democrats in Chicago of all places!
The mean FOX News made widdle bammy tee-tee his underroos?
Impeach the idiot, illegal alien, muslim, communist now!
Fox News= the new George Bush.
So, in other words, little Barry got up there and started whining about “racism” and how everybody picks on him the way they did Charlie Brown in the song. Great.
Damn. He needs to take a class in US History. It is THE JOB of the press to keep the government in check. Which the alphabet stations are failing at miserably.
This adversarial relationship is what keeps this country from veering off the cliff.
Same with Congress.
So the translation here kiddos is: only Fox News is doing their job.
My kids made me watch this. They are cold. They see O’Reilley for what he is. I see him as influencing a lot of
When he said your heart is in the right place i thought I was going to be sick
OblameU I expect all this from
Yuk yuk uh your heart bl bla who a like in an ball game I don’t expect. Don’t know why by now but no morals. He probably lives alone. He has loyalty to nothing, that BOR
What we need to come to grips with, is b.o. has been one of the most successful presidents ever.
He has achieved his goals
2-grow dependency on the government
3-make life more pleasant for those that don’t work
4-reduce american military power
5-increase power of bureaucracy
i do not get how any conservative can watch Bill O'Reilly... take him seriously... gosh, i miss Tony Snow...
Did O’Reilly actually think Zero was going to start answering questions with any degree of honesty? He got the same old sophistry Zero and his cronies have been dishing out for over 6 years now.
Those who have child like thinking continue to keep blaming. This presidency is unraveling and Barry knows it
Obama’s problems are the result of his actions and inactions, and the same applies to the fellow Marxist travelers he surrounds himself with.
Obama is a pathetic excuse for a President, and we’re judging him the way Dr. King wanted, NOT by the color of his skin, but by the content, or lack thereof, of his character.
A suck up by O'Reilly, so he can get another interview.