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MSNBC panel pans O’Reilly’s hard-hitting Obama interview [VIDEO]
The Daily Caller ^ | February 3, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon

Posted on 02/03/2014 7:52:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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A MSNBC political panel was less than enthused by Bill O’Reilly’s tough interview with President Barack Obama on Sunday, claiming the questions were irrelevant and that O’Reilly himself “lives on another planet.”

The cable network’s Craig Melvin spoke with Republican strategist Susan del Percio and MSNBC contributors Zerlina Maxwell and Josh Barro about the testy interview, which seemed at times to frustrate the president.

MELVIN: Susan, what did we learn that was new yesterday evening?

DEL PERCIO: Nothing! I actually think they had a no-news pact going on in that interview.

MELVIN: It seemed at times like a wasted opportunity!

DEL PERCIO: And the same for the president. The president could’ve really stepped up his game too and he didn’t, but it seemed like they both went through the motions and we heard the same old questions and the same old responses.

Maxwell was less even-handed.

“Bill O’Reilly and the base of the Republican Party live on another planet,” she said, “and so, I think that’s where the questions were formulated. Because you know, the IRS, Benghazi, these have been thoroughly debunked. And then beyond that, just this insistence that president Obama is an ‘imperial president,’ sort of reinforcing that theme for the base.”

“I mean, it’s going to help the base and perhaps right-wing Republicans,” she continued, “but it won’t help anyone get elected in a national election.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; obama; scandal; superbowl
That interview must've really hurt Mr. Obama or they wouldn't be pushing back so hard at all the usual venues. As you know, I'm no fan of Ted Baxter, and the fact that this administration allowed him to interview Mr. Obama in such a highly-publicized way tells me that they didn't think he could damage them. Guess they were wrong.
1 posted on 02/03/2014 7:52:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I watched that interview.

It was what Obama should have daily. O’Reilly wasn’t too tough, he was fair.

Heck, O’Reilly is an Obama backer from way back.

Our media is so biased right now. It is truly pathetic.

Beyond belief.


2 posted on 02/03/2014 7:55:58 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

oh? And what are some of the hard-hitting questions they would have asked?


3 posted on 02/03/2014 7:56:01 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought it was a pretty good interview. O’Reilly isn’t my favorite, but I thought he had Obama on his heels a couple of times.

If nothing else, he was certainly better than any of the so-called “moderators” we saw in the 2012 Presidential debates.


4 posted on 02/03/2014 8:00:54 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

” Heck, O’Reilly is an Obama backer from way back.”

Uh, O is the only one out there calling a spade a spade ...

.....foxinsider.com....

Here comes socialism! That was the subject of tonight’s Talking Points Memo. Bill O’Reilly said ObamaCare is descending into chaos and Americans are starting to figure out that government-controlled health care is likely to be a nightmare.

The Factor host warned that ObamaCare is only part of a vision for the forced sharing of American assets. The socialist view is that the state should provide all citizens with a certain lifestyle at the expense of other citizens. “If health care is a constitutional right, then everything associated with good health would fall into the civil rights category,” O’Reilly said.


5 posted on 02/03/2014 8:00:57 PM PST by TexasGator
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To: Mr. K
oh? And what are some of the hard-hitting questions they would have asked?

When O'Reilly asked about IRS and Obama said nothing was there, O'Reilly should have pointed out that Holder told a committee earlier in the week that the investigation was ongoing and he couldn't comment.
Seems to me they have already determined the outcome and are stonewalling the process.

6 posted on 02/03/2014 8:02:20 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

That would have been awesome if O’Reilly followed up with that-

His Obamaness is not use to being questioned...


7 posted on 02/03/2014 8:04:11 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I mean, it’s going to help the base and perhaps right-wing Republicans,” she continued, “but it won’t help anyone get elected in a national election.”

Interesting statement. So the media's job is to get someone elected?

8 posted on 02/03/2014 8:08:02 PM PST by plain talk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting how Melvin and Del Percio have become household names with top-rated TV shows, multi-million dollar salaries, and a string of top-selling books while Bill O’Reilly is just a nobody...


9 posted on 02/03/2014 8:14:13 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

10 posted on 02/03/2014 8:17:43 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Mr. K

I don’t think O’Reilly was asking the questions we would really like to hear the answers to. I think the whole fiasco was a scripted dualing match question and answer session to make it appear that Obama was still on top of things with just nough tension to make it look real. Peronally I would likeo ask him what activities he and Reggie Love engaged in when Moochelle wasn’t invited along or did he intentionally arm al Queda and give them manpads to use on Seal Team Six as a “favor” to even the sore on the takedown on OBL. The SS would probably step in and consfiscate the video but would find out later it was really a live feed to a remote location...: )


11 posted on 02/03/2014 8:35:25 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

“I think the whole fiasco was a scripted dualing match question and answer session...”

Perhaps next time, since these ‘tough’ interviews have taken on about all the significance of a sporting event, the president and O’Reilly could don Lucha Libre masks and conduct the interview in a ring.


12 posted on 02/03/2014 8:51:15 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“hard-hitting”? - Obama slid off of every question O’Reilly asked - even the “fundamentally changed” question, when Obama flat out said he didn’t want fundamental change, was shunted aside after O’Reilly counterpunched with “your own words” but failed to challenge O with something like what did you mean by fundamental change or why did you say it to begin with - as Rush is saying, now Obama can claim that he’s faced all the tough questions from the likes of Fox News and answered them all, let’s move on......


13 posted on 02/03/2014 8:59:38 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Mr. K

“oh? And what are some of the hard-hitting questions they would have asked?”

Boxers or briefs?


14 posted on 02/03/2014 9:06:01 PM PST by willk
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To: Mr. K

Follow ups were difficult, with the Obamanation feigning he was not being allowed to make his points when in actuality he was blathering and lying. O’Reilly then had to back off in “fairness.”


15 posted on 02/03/2014 9:19:24 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Pravda are only satisfied if people bent down and kiss Obama’s feet..after all, he is the Dear Leader, they must bow and kiss his royal feet


16 posted on 02/03/2014 9:24:54 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, I see by the names they spared no expense in bringing in the BIG hitters. Hell 3 avocados could discuss this better than these losers!


17 posted on 02/03/2014 9:48:37 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whatever your opinion of O’Reilly may be I have to say that O’Reilly ASKED QUESTIONS and COVERED ISSUES that are seldom if EVER touched on by the MSM.


18 posted on 02/03/2014 10:11:19 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
RE :”That interview must’ve really hurt Mr. Obama or they wouldn't be pushing back so hard at all the usual venues”

A better explanation came up on Kelly file tonight that Obama did the interview for the same reason he does everything now, play the victim to turn out the minority base to vote.

That is why he complained to BOR a few times that he BOR was picking on him (Obama)

MSNBC is on that theme full steam ahead.

19 posted on 02/03/2014 11:05:15 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: sickoflibs

So I’m to believe that his base admires a pussy?


20 posted on 02/03/2014 11:07:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: sickoflibs

I’m still trying to figure out why people here always posts threads on what is said on MSNBC. They have no audience. Nobody cares what they say, nobody watches them. The only exposure they get is on FR.


21 posted on 02/03/2014 11:10:33 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“but it won’t help anyone get elected in a national election.”

We don't have national elections, They are all local. Also there is no such thing as a "federal election" (the electoral college might be construed as an an exception),these dopes don't get it.

22 posted on 02/03/2014 11:16:57 PM PST by Octar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
RE :”So I’m to believe that his base admires a pussy?”

That's not exactly the whole pic, Obama says he will take action wo congress and Republicans squeal, so Dems applause and laugh at GOP reaction.

Maybe they watch those old Roots reruns that show up on cable from time to time where the black man had to be clever and non-confrontational to keep from getting whipped and shot.

So they feed on the Dems theme that its all racism and voting now is like voting on that show.

23 posted on 02/03/2014 11:17:30 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
RE :”So I’m to believe that his base admires a pussy?”

That's not exactly the whole pic, Obama says he will take action wo congress and Republicans squeal, so Dems applause and laugh at GOP reaction.

Maybe they watch those old Roots reruns that show up on cable from time to time where the black man had to be clever and non-confrontational to keep from getting whipped and shot.

So they feed on the Dems theme that its all racism and voting now is like voting on that show.

24 posted on 02/03/2014 11:17:31 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A little known but verifiable medical fact: women who are on the pill are attracted to fluffy guys.


25 posted on 02/03/2014 11:21:48 PM PST by stanne
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To: snarkytart
RE :”I’m still trying to figure out why people here always posts threads on what is said on MSNBC. They have no audience. Nobody cares what they say, nobody watches them. The only exposure they get is on FR.”

I this particular case it looks like ritual gloating over MSNBC complaining that BOR asked Obama questions he normally doesn't get.

Entertainment?

26 posted on 02/03/2014 11:25:13 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush was right. This interview was nothing but branding for FNC and going for Nielsen numbers. We all knew BHO would not divulge anything of substance. We all know BO’Re is an admirer of BHO and is scared of being labeled racist for going after BHO too hard. Good gosh, he telegraphed his questions all last week on “TOF”. Come on, you don’t say “He may be wrong, but his heart is in the right place.” BO’Re even acknowledged the good charitable work BHO did with BO’Re on the Wounded Warriors Project. No way BO’Re was going to go for the throat after that. BO’Re is not looking out for the people. He is a charlatan.


27 posted on 02/03/2014 11:30:29 PM PST by MacNaughton
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A numbers game....folks. Check O’Reilly’s viewer numbers for Monday evning & then check MSNBC viewer numbers for the same evening. Need I say more!!!!


28 posted on 02/03/2014 11:45:38 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Starstruck
The IRS apologized for its targeting of the Tea Party! Nothing there? When was the last time you apologized for nothing?
29 posted on 02/04/2014 12:18:28 AM PST by fhayek
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

After a full five years of Obamanation, it is time to stop using the following “surprise” words when describing Obama’s actions and inactions:
* Beyond Belief
* Unbelievable
* Surprising
* Incredible
* Astounding
* Shocking.

We know that Obama does the opposite of what he says.

We know that Obama always states a lie at the start of each paragraph of a speech.

We know that thanks to RINOs Boehner and McConnell, Obama has been very successful in “Fundamentally transforming the United States of America” into a Neo-Communist Nation.

To continue to be “surprised” at what Commie Obama does and doesn’t do is to prove to ourselves that we are gullible, low information voters that haven’t learned a damn thing about the evils of the very predictable Communist Obamanation that has been killing our Republic for the last 5 Years.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 4:03:22 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I will Oreilly credit for asking some tough questions. But when Pres shuck and jive tap danced O’reilly did not press him on it.


31 posted on 02/04/2014 4:23:42 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

My impression was that O”Reilly was gobsmacked with Obama; the love light in his eyes was sickening. And that “cute” little end statement by O’reilly had me feeling he would have full Frenched kissed Obama on the mouth if he could get away with it. “I’m sure you heart is in the right place!”.


32 posted on 02/04/2014 5:09:06 AM PST by mdmathis6 (American Christians can help America best by remembering that we are Heaven's citizens first!)
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To: mdmathis6
I'm no O’Reilly fan but I believe O’Reilly was giving him the old ‘compliment sandwich’ treatment.
33 posted on 02/04/2014 5:19:53 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: luvbach1

O’Reilly: The welfare state has grown substaintially since you were elected

Obama: No no no no. Next question?


34 posted on 02/04/2014 5:47:13 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: TexasGator

O’Reilly actaull said that about socialism? Welcome to the party (5 years late) Bill...


35 posted on 02/04/2014 5:49:15 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K

“O’Reilly actaull said that about socialism? Welcome to the party (5 years late) Bill...”

O’Reilly in 2011 interview of MR


“Is he a socialist?” asks FOX News’s blunt television host Bill O’Reilly.

“I prefer to use the term that ‘he’s just over his head,’” the former governor of Massachusetts responds with what he must have thought was a safe answer.

“Yeah, but you gotta’ look at his economic plan, and that economic plan was top down, federal leadership getting us out of the recession — we spent trillions of dollars–and people say, ‘Listen, the guy’s a socialist!’ It’s class warfare; that’s what he’s going to wage against you if you get the nomination,” O’Reilly says, gesturing towards Romney.

“You’re a rich guy, you’re out of touch,” the host adds.

Concluding his prediction that Romney should prepare for “class warfare” should he earn the GOP nomination, Bill O’Reilly repeats the question.

“Is he a socialist?”

“You know, I consider him a ‘big government’ liberal democrat. I think as you look at his policies, you conclude that he thinks Europe got it right and we got it wrong,” Romney answered, again avoiding the question.

“I think Europe got it wrong. I think Europe is not working in Europe and I’ll battle him on that day in and day out,” Romney added.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2011/12/20/no-spin-zone-oreilly-asks-romney-if-obama-is-a-socialist-he-says/


36 posted on 02/04/2014 7:28:59 AM PST by TexasGator
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