Dear Commons Community,
Bill O’Reilly interviewed President Obama before the Super Bowl yesterday on Fox News. I did not see the live broadcast as I was on a plane but I looked at a replay (see above) this morning. In my opinion, the interview was tame and covered the Obamacare rollout, the Benghazi attack, and the IRS scandal, all stories Fox News has covered extensively in the past year. A little friction was generated when O’Reilly accused Obama of distracting from the scandals to protect his image and campaign.
“Your detractors believe that you did not tell the world [Benghazi] was a terror attack because your campaign didn’t want that out,” O’Reilly said. “That’s what they believe.”
“And they believe it because folks like you tell them that,” Obama said. “These kinds of things keep on surfacing in part because you and your TV station will promote them.”