Published: Monday, Feb. 3 2014 11:20 a.m. MST
How 'relevant' was it supposed to be? Fox, among others, make stuff
up; the president called them on it. Nobodys' mind will be changed on
either side of any issues.
The future? "Past is prologue" saith the Bard.
It was Superbowl Sunday and BO was just checking the box. Knowing that Fox
viewers and the political talking heads were the only ones watching or
interested, Bill O'Reily used the opportunity to promote his image. It
reminded me of the interview Dan Rather did of George Bush when he tried to
create news instead of report it. The main street media reporting today is
nothing more than politcal theater and a total waste of time unless you're
a political junkie.
Obama didn't provide any answers, just arrogantly expressed his irritation
about being asked the questions! No accountability whatsoever on the IRS abuses,
Benghazi cover-ups, the Obamacare lies, just implying that because O'Reilly
asked these questions, O'Reilly is the problem not the scandals. How dare
you ask me questions about my leadership failures? Fox News should be
congratulated on doing what real journalists used to do, hold politicians
accountable. If Richard Nixon had been a Democrat, there would never have been
an investigation and Watergate would have been swept under the rug!
How relevant? 1 to 0. 0
Obama was being himself---blame, blame, and more blame
It just demonstrated contrasting world views. But you republicans should quit
on the IRS and Benghazi. They are both losing issues that just make you look
@ Mike. On a recent talk show, esteemed guest Nancy Pelosi was asked by John
Stewart about the Obamacare disaster and her answer was, "I don't know,
I am not responsible"! Is that a beautiful example of desperation and
unaccountability or what? So very predicable and typical of the left! Its always
someone else's fault, always! You liberals are going to get a real surprise
in the November mid-terms!
I think the President tried to answer the questions but between O'Riley
continually interrupting and putting words in his mouth he was not able to. Besides that, how do you get answers for the questions asked in a five
minute interview? The questions were not simple nor are the answers. What? You
were expecting a coherent answer on Benghazi in less than a minute? Come on,
get real! Clearly this was an opportunity for O'Riley/Fox to
go on the offensive and make something out of nothing or try drudge up a past
situation that has been explained over and over again. I'm just surprised
Hannity did not want in on the deal.
Meanwhile, here is the latest PPP poll regarding trustworthiness of
broadcast/cable news sources when tested individually:Most
Trusted/Least Trusted:PBS – 57%/24%Fox News –
44%/42%CNN – 40%/40%CBS – 39%/37%NBC –
39%/39%ABC – 37%/38%MSNBC – 34%/44%Comedy Central
– 29%/38%As usual, the majority of Republicans view Fox News
as their most trusted news source and the majority of Democrats viewed Fox News
as their least trusted source. Interestingly, MSNBC among Democrats did not
score very well.I believe that pretty much all comments posted about
Fox News reflect that divergence based upon their reactive political persuasion
and not upon whatever objectivity they may still have within their bones.
"On a recent talk show, esteemed guest Nancy Pelosi was asked by John
Stewart about the Obamacare disaster and her answer was, 'I don't
know, I am not responsible'"Now now Mountainman lets not
make things up. Stewart asked Pelosi about the WEBSITE. Pelosi, in fact, was not
responsible for setting up and getting the website running. She's not a
programmer. Why WOULD she know why the website had issues at rollout?
No accountability, shifting blame, lying. So did one expect anything
differently? He's become an expert at it, and some people buy it.
That's why we are in such a mess right now!
@isrred. Nice try but your of in the realm of semantics. The roll out, as
everyone knows, is the least of Obamacare's problems but nevertheless. When
asked why the government could not hire an organization to execute on the
Obamacare website competently Pelosi incredibly answered that she didn’t
know, she isn't responsible. Stewart couldn’t handle that response
and lost it, laughing hysterically at the Minority Leader.So, I ask you,
who's fault is it? No, wait, let me guess.... since no Democrats is
responsible for this mess,its GWB's fault! Of course it is!
Nancy Pelosi encouraged lawmakers to vote for Obamacare, and read it later.
She, as many of those who voted for it, still do not understand how it is going
to work. She is responsible, it is her fault, everything that Obamacare is
struggling with are things that were not thought through or worked out before it
was passed. She didn't care.An American Ambassador is dead
under the President's watch...that is irrelevant? Right afterward he went
off to Vegas for a fundraiser, his re-election be more important than dong his
job. The past is prelude to the future. We deserve answers, we have received
only deflection. Of course there is an agenda with Fox-News, but
they are more open, ask more questions, do not go along with cover-ups so much
as other news media do. Perhaps respect for this President mirrors his respect
for Americans...such that he admittedly lied to us many times...that is not
respect, nor deserving of our respect. Not telling the truth, or hiding it,
that shows disrespect.
Did y'all see the same interview I did? Because I thought O'Reilly
Is it easy from the cheap seats folks?How many times does the
President have to take responsibility for the Roll Out? Pelosi dose not need to
answer for him, he already has with a "I was wrong". He took
responsibility for his administration and guess what? He fixed it. How come
that hasn't made news? You know the million + that have signed up for
insurance online? I'm also curious, have any of you who seem to believe the
ACA is riddled with problems ever read the bill? Can you say with certainly
that you know what the problems of ACA are? Or are you taking someone
else's word for it? D Ray, I don't put too much faith in a
News Agency who's most popular reporter (Sean Hannity) boldly proclaimed
Obama hated children with Cancer because he allowed the Government Shutdown.
Fox has an agenda all right and it's not to expose the truth it's to
create fear. I am positive all you haters would never make a
mistake as President. My only question is why haven't any of you run yet?
How do you take responsibility for a scandal and a cover up that didn't
exist? Absolutely no IRS scandal after over a year of hearings and
investigations. In fact liberals were denied classification and conservatives
were not. Bengazhi..no cover up after a year and a half of
investigations both official and private. Everyone admits there were things
that could have been done to help prevent tragedy. All reports confirm help was
not denied, and the record is clear the President used the word terrorist the
very next day (ask Mitt Romney about that). Even if Susan Rice says
it was because of the video (which most reports say accounts for the crowd),
what in the world is she covering up?Yea the President didn't
take responsibility on Sunday because there was nothing to take responsibility
for. It was all right wing puff.
I was waiting for O'Reilly to ask Obama about "Umbrella-gate".
Surely everyone here remembers Umbrella-gate since it was the lead story on
Fox's web site for at least two days. The fact is that Fox News makes
every effort possible to manufacture Obama scandals, with Umbrella-gate being
just one example.I've heard people defend Fox with the
assertion that MSNBC and other news sources are extremely liberally biased.
Well, that may or may not be. But some other news sources liberal reporting
certainly does not make Fox centrist nor unbiased. And anyone with a grasp of
reality knows that Fox is not centrist or unbiased.
So how did O'Reilly embarrass himself? He just asked some tough and honest
questions many people would like answered. Every journalist has bias,
O'Reilly included. When he agreed to go on the show, did the President
think he was going to be asked his Super Bowl choice and what his favorite color
was? Come on now...
Benghazi.OReilly made it clear that the real issue for Republicans
is how it affected the election.Not one question about what we can do
different in the future to keep this from happening again. Not one comment on
improving security.It is 100% about how it affected the election.
They lipservice about "4 dead Americans" is clearly not the issue for
the GOP.So, it everything revolves around what Obama, and Susan Rice
said FOLLOWING the attacks. The right wing is so intent on finding
and external blame for Obama winning a second time, they embarrass
themselves.Had Obama come right out and said "this was a
coordinated Terrorist attack", you think Romney would have won the
election?Really? I dont see it. If the narrative that 47% of the
people automatically voted for Obama for FREE stuff, then Benghazi had no affect
on the outcome.So, concerning Benghazi, either concentrate on a way
to prevent it in the future, or move on.
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