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Obama says Fox News's O'Reilly 'absolutely' unfair in extended interview
NBC News ^ | February 3, 2014 | Andrew Rafferty

Posted on 02/04/2014 5:07:10 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

President Barack Obama said that he is “in a lot of ways” less liberal than former Republican President Richard Nixon and said Fox News Channel's Bill O’Reilly has been “absolutely” unfair to him throughout his presidency in an interview that aired Monday night.

“In a lot of ways Richard Nixon was more liberal than I was,” Obama said. “He started the EPA, started a whole lot of the regulatory state that has helped keep our air and water clean.”

Obama's comments came in response to O'Reilly asking him if he was “the most liberal president of all time.” Obama also listed Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson as presidents who were also more liberal than him.

O’Reilly conducted a live and at times contentious interview with the president on Sunday ahead of the Super Bowl. An additional taped portion of the interview aired on “The O’Reilly Factor” on Monday.

During the sit-down in which O’Reilly asked about issues like the 2012 Benghazi attack and the troubled health care roll out, the Fox News firebrand asked the president if he felt his network has been unfair to his administration.

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Whiner-In-Chief?
1 posted on 02/04/2014 5:07:10 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The truth hurts, right Barry?!


2 posted on 02/04/2014 5:08:01 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He’s down to his last talking point.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 5:08:29 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The thing that really struck me this morning watching some of these interview pulls is that the thing that Obama resembles most is a spoiled, petulant child. He's been given everything he's ever wanted, he's never been contradicted, he's been told that he's the most brilliant man on Earth, and his sense of entitlement is unlimited.

I'm waiting for the first televised Oval Office temper tantrum. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it is coming.

4 posted on 02/04/2014 5:10:59 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What’s unfair is the hell that man has put the country through during his reign of terror in the White House. Now THAT is what’s unfair. Not having to face the truth in front of an audience that likely didn’t vote for your sorry carcass in the first place!


5 posted on 02/04/2014 5:11:35 AM PST by sevinufnine (A moderately bad man knows he is not very good. A thoroughly bad man thinks he's alright. C.S. Lewis)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Got your fairness right here, zer0.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 5:11:40 AM PST by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN '66-'67)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
In Obama’s America, asking questions that might embarrass der fuhrer is unfair. One must not stray from the propaganda ministry's authorized questions.
7 posted on 02/04/2014 5:12:38 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Fair?

The EXEMPT treasonous sociopath is whining again.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 5:13:12 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

First off, I’d love to see this guy in the witness chair being questioned by Joe McCarthy.

However, even that would probably not be enough to get this evil slab of jello pinned down. Perhaps an inquisition by Torquemata would be needed.


9 posted on 02/04/2014 5:13:17 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

O’Reilly is a “firebrand”??? Who knew.....


10 posted on 02/04/2014 5:13:28 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Pretty thin skin for a Chicago tough guy in DC. It must be difficult for him to talk to someone that is not bowing to him.

Imagine if the press treated him like a Republican. He’d go catatonic.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 5:14:33 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Fox was unfair. BOR did not go far enough for America.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 5:14:35 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If he can’t deal with BOR he’s way over his head trying to be president.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 5:14:39 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The President is half-right. Nixon was one of most liberal Presidents by his actions, such as repealing Bretton Woods, starting the EPA, and wage/price controls. Obama, however, has never been a liberal; he is a postmodern revolutionary, who would have to move miles to the right to be liberal in the mold of LBJ, HHH, RFK, or Carter.


14 posted on 02/04/2014 5:14:40 AM PST by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Talk to Palin and then Dubya.

Nobody cares what you think/speak anymore, Barry, even if some claimed you had soaring eloquence.

In order to make the news cycle, now you and your misus will have to resort to outrageous outright lies (even more so than the previous 6+ years).

I sincerely hope your dream of $$$$ speaking fees completely dashed.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 5:15:46 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Cincinatus

-——I’m waiting for the first televised Oval Office temper tantrum.-—

Me, I’m waiting for the Ceausescu or Robespierre moment when the people interrupt his speech of the day and literally shout him down.

The realization dawns........ It’s over


16 posted on 02/04/2014 5:16:50 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
For once I agree with the Bafoon.
Of course Bill was unfair.
That is the only way to treat a GD Liar.
17 posted on 02/04/2014 5:17:12 AM PST by DeaconRed (How did we wind up with the community organizer in charge. Our brave Forefathers deserve better.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Who forced him to do the the interview? no-one.

I am sure Rev Al Sharpton would have held each ball out for Obama to hit.


18 posted on 02/04/2014 5:17:54 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: Mouton

One thing about his answers to BOR that caught me was the most brillient mind on the planet refers to the Fox News Network as
“your TV station.” In other words, just like I surmised, the technocolor 3D mind of Obamoan is simple not complex, it has the depth of a kiddie pool verses an ocean.


19 posted on 02/04/2014 5:18:19 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: sevinufnine

“What’s unfair is the hell that man has put the country through during his reign of terror in the White House.”

What’s unfair is that unelected people, like Valerie Jarrett, have enormous power over our lives. What’s unfair is that the media use their most powerful microscopes to look into every detail involving Republican scandals, but don’t even bother to put on their reading glasses to look at what scandals this President - or any other democrat for that matter - are mired in.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 5:18:24 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Blaming bush is getting old so now it's Nixon instead?

The problem with EPA is that it grew and took on a life of its own.
We need a department to keep an eye on environmental problems but it should only
be an advisory panel to congress, not a dictatorial agency that can both create laws
at whim and enforce them with their own SWAT teams.
That's too much power for any department.

21 posted on 02/04/2014 5:19:09 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Bill forgot to ask what his definition of fair is.
22 posted on 02/04/2014 5:21:08 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
You know, it's been said that the President of the United States is the most powerful man on the face of the earth. That being said, Barky really is a whiny bitch...

Whaaaaaa, Fox News is being mean to me!!! Whaaaaa, Rush Limbaugh is making fun of me!!! The ministry of propaganda gets far more use out of their knee pads than they did while Clinton was President, which I really didn't think was possible.

It really makes me wonder what would happen if Barky was presented with having to make a real decision... Who would he blame it on? Oh wait, he has, hundreds of people are dead (including, but not limited to 2 federal agents, an ambassador, and many hundreds of innocent Mexican civilians,) and it's... Fox News's fault! Barky would be a joke, if not for the piles of bodies. He's pathetic!

Mark

23 posted on 02/04/2014 5:23:02 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: chajin

das rite Kojac. There is nothing liberal about Obama. He is an Islamic maniac bent on destruction.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 5:24:19 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Mouton

Obama’s infantile intellect is on display constantly. It is only the rapt attention of his puppies in the MSM who prattle on about his brilliance.


25 posted on 02/04/2014 5:26:24 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What? “O” had a gun to his head making him look like a f’n lying, half-wit?

He did that ALL my himself! He can look look in the mirror and thank HIMSELF!


26 posted on 02/04/2014 5:26:59 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I actually agree with Obama. He is nowhere near the most liberal president. He is authoritative, socialist, and mercantilist, which flies in the face of true liberalism.


27 posted on 02/04/2014 5:27:01 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

There's no crying in politics.


28 posted on 02/04/2014 5:27:17 AM PST by McGruff (I'm a Conservative. Not necessarily a Republican.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Evidently even asking a difficult question to Captain Teleprompter now qualifies as “unfair”. Race card next?


29 posted on 02/04/2014 5:27:30 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: txrefugee

It’s probably when he’s off camera.


30 posted on 02/04/2014 5:27:52 AM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Drawing a comparison to Nixon... how appropriate.


31 posted on 02/04/2014 5:29:22 AM PST by Third Person
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To: wolfman23601

-—authoritative, socialist, and mercantilist, ——

Oh come now, that is far too nice

Treacherous, tyrannical, despot are far more suitable descriptives


32 posted on 02/04/2014 5:30:12 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Little pity-party for The Won?

How much longer do we have endure this whiny tyrant?

It’s bad enough dealing with his diktats, but the constant whining is too much.

Man up, or let the Mooch take over. She’d be a REAL tyrant.


33 posted on 02/04/2014 5:30:46 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It is very UNFAIR that you didn’t get a tingled down your leg while talking to me!

*stomp*

Im gonna go tell Reggie love!


34 posted on 02/04/2014 5:32:26 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Cincinatus
The thing that really struck me this morning watching some of these interview pulls is that the thing that Obama resembles most is a spoiled, petulant child. He's been given everything he's ever wanted, he's never been contradicted, he's been told that he's the most brilliant man on Earth, and his sense of entitlement is unlimited. I'm waiting for the first televised Oval Office temper tantrum. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it is coming.

I fear it, because IMO that's when the pogroms will start.

35 posted on 02/04/2014 5:33:03 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Even the small number of inconvenient facts brought up by BOR were of course unfair to Obama.

The rest of the MSM never dares even that much impertinence. :)

36 posted on 02/04/2014 5:36:20 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Cry BABY in Dirty Diapers


37 posted on 02/04/2014 5:37:16 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Mouton

“the most brillient mind on the planet refers to the Fox News Network as
“your TV station.”

Just like he said,”I got a pen and I got a phone”.
Great grammar there, idiot.


38 posted on 02/04/2014 5:37:52 AM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: chajin
The President is half-right. Nixon was one of most liberal Presidents by his actions, such as repealing Bretton Woods, starting the EPA, and wage/price controls.

It was Nixon who first proposed the onerous Earned Income Tax Credit too. He wasn't around long enough to sign it into law, that dubious honor goes to Gerald Ford.

The only conservative president we've had in my life time (and I'm old) was R.R.

39 posted on 02/04/2014 5:38:57 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: bert

‘When people interrupt his speech of the day’ - oh wouldn’t that be terrific? Maybe from the Senate floor. Or a little child calls out,

“Look, Mom, the Emperor has no clothes.”


40 posted on 02/04/2014 5:39:00 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Obama also listed Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson as presidents who were also more liberal than him

I might not disagree with this.

However the difference between the two of them, and BO, is that they were American citizens and (probably) not actively trying to destroy the country.

41 posted on 02/04/2014 5:41:05 AM PST by wbill
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To: MarkL
Fox News is being mean to me!!!

IMHO, Stalin, Hitler, et al WISHED that they had control of the media like BO does.

42 posted on 02/04/2014 5:43:07 AM PST by wbill
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Does this guy EVER man up?

Really, this guy sounds no more mentally and emotionally advanced than a teenager. It’s like, anyone who tells him to “clean up his room” and he goes off whining, crying, and blaming everyone else for the MESS he created.

Grow up!

How in the world did this guy ever get to be president?


43 posted on 02/04/2014 5:51:05 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Tere is some truth in his statement about Nixon who gave us the EPA, Affirmative Action and a few other liberal causes. Then again, Nixon resigned in disgrace.


44 posted on 02/04/2014 5:56:31 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
So the dear leader has no clothes? </sarc>
45 posted on 02/04/2014 6:02:50 AM PST by Gamecock (Believing the Doctrines of Grace and not sharing is like being Batman and working in a Gas Station)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

And then Julie Nixon Eisenhower, who complained about the media’s unfair treatment of her father, endorsed Obama.

The article title claims an “extensive” interview. It was ten minutes!


46 posted on 02/04/2014 6:06:17 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It's not fair to ask Ubama any questions he doesn't want to answer.

That's what Katie Couric does. That's why she's so good.

47 posted on 02/04/2014 6:19:49 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Awwwwwwwwwwww.

NCB News tries to help out The One after that meanie O’Reilly asked him questions.

Obama, who has never taken responsibility for anything, continued his blame-game: ‘it is FoxNews’s fault.’


48 posted on 02/04/2014 6:19:53 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Too bad, Mr. President.

When your spokesperson Jay Carney just under a year ago confirmed that the IRS was using its frightening powers to go after Conservative 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) groups, that is abuse of power that scares a lot of people--and in fact, one of the Articles of Impeachment against President Nixon in 1974 was his threat to use the IRS' powers against political opponents, which clearly happened under your watch.

There are clear violations of multiple Federal laws in terms of violations of privacy in regards to Federal tax filings with what happened between 2010 and 2012, all of which are Federal felony crimes; you have a lot to answer to, especially who authorized it in the first place.

49 posted on 02/04/2014 6:41:10 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Such a thin-skinned little negro fellow he is.


50 posted on 02/04/2014 6:48:35 AM PST by Lockbar ("WWVTID?": What Would Vlad The Impaler Do?)
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