Skip to comments.Obama says Fox News's O'Reilly 'absolutely' unfair in extended interview
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 OReilly 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.
OReilly 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 OReilly Factor on Monday.
During the sit-down in which OReilly 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.
(Excerpt) Read more at nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com ...
The truth hurts, right Barry?!
He’s down to his last talking point.
I'm waiting for the first televised Oval Office temper tantrum. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it is coming.
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!
Got your fairness right here, zer0.
The EXEMPT treasonous sociopath is whining again.
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.
O’Reilly is a “firebrand”??? Who knew.....
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.
Fox was unfair. BOR did not go far enough for America.
If he can’t deal with BOR he’s way over his head trying to be president.
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.
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.
-——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
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.
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.
“Whats 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.
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!
das rite Kojac. There is nothing liberal about Obama. He is an Islamic maniac bent on destruction.
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.
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!
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.
Evidently even asking a difficult question to Captain Teleprompter now qualifies as “unfair”. Race card next?
It’s probably when he’s off camera.
Drawing a comparison to Nixon... how appropriate.
-—authoritative, socialist, and mercantilist, ——
Oh come now, that is far too nice
Treacherous, tyrannical, despot are far more suitable descriptives
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.
It is very UNFAIR that you didn’t get a tingled down your leg while talking to me!
Im gonna go tell Reggie love!
I fear it, because IMO that's when the pogroms will start.
The rest of the MSM never dares even that much impertinence. :)
Cry BABY in Dirty Diapers
“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.
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.
‘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.”
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.
IMHO, Stalin, Hitler, et al WISHED that they had control of the media like BO does.
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.
How in the world did this guy ever get to be president?
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.
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!
That's what Katie Couric does. That's why she's so good.
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.’
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.
Such a thin-skinned little negro fellow he is.