Last night before the Superbowl, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly interviewed President Obama and didn't shy away from tough topics like Benghazi or the IRS scandal. In typically fashion shortly after the interview started, President Obama got irritated and accused O'Reilly and Fox News of telling people things that aren't true. Obama reassured O'Reilly that the IRS targeting of conservatives had nothing to do with politics and said former IRS Chief Douglas Shulman visited the White House more than 100 times to help with the Obamacare rollout. Obama said there was zero corruption involved in the IRS case.
"I mean these kinds of things keep on surfacing, in part because you and your TV station will promote them."
"Not even a smidgen of corruption.”
Earlier this morning, Special Report's Bret Baier responded to Obama's slam on Fox News. He also mentioned Hillary Clinton's swipe at the network last night during the Superbowl. Mediaite caught that exchange from Fox & Friends:
“Also clear, to use the president’s favorite word, was that he wanted to use every opportunity on all three topics before he answered to say, ‘You’re with Fox,’ as if it’s Fox’s fault,” Brian Kilmeade said.The second half of O'Reilly's interview will air tonight at 8 pm ET on the Fox News Channel.
“I suppose the back and forth was getting a little heated and that was probably baked in to some of his answers,” Baier said. “I did find it interesting that Secretary Clinton tweeted out during the game, it’s so much more fun to watch Fox when it’s someone else being blitzed and sacked. I’m not sure she was talking about the game or the O’Reilly interview. I don’t know which one. But I do think it was baked in to some of the answers beforehand.”
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