Bill O’Reilly interviews Obama, Fox News, Obama Met With Fox News Executives, Washington Post, Sept 2, 2008

Bill O’Reilly has interviewed Barack Obama. The interview airs tonight, Thursday, Sept 4, 2008, the night of John McCain’s speech. Will O’Reilly ask Obama any substantive questions? The snippet I heard a short while ago was a cookie cutter fluff question.

The Washington Post came out with an article on Sept 2, 2008. The article states that the interview was the result of a meeting Obama had with Fox executives 3 months ago. Here are some exerpts:

“By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, September 3, 2008; Page A22

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 2 — At a secret meeting with Barack Obama three months ago, Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes says, he tried to clear the air with the Democratic senator by saying that his organization was determined to be fair but would not be “in the tank” for Obama’s campaign.”

“During the sit-down in a Waldorf-Astoria hotel suite in Manhattan that included Rupert Murdoch, the network’s owner, Obama expressed concern about the way Fox was covering him. “I just wanted to know if I’m going to get a fair shake from Fox News Channel,” Ailes recalled him saying.

“Senator, you’re the one who boycotted us,” Ailes says he replied. “We’re not the ones who boycotted you. Nor did we retaliate for your boycott.””

“Underneath all the politeness, each side clearly wanted something. Ailes was interested in smoothing relations and having Obama appear on his network, and the senator from Illinois hoped to neutralize a potential adversary and improve his treatment on the nation’s top-rated cable news channel.”

“Hannity has led the media pack in repeatedly playing videos of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s controversial former pastor, and questioning his association with William Ayers, a member of the violent Weather Underground in the 1960s. In a recent interview with Glamour magazine, Obama said Fox News and others went after his wife, Michelle, “in a pretty systematic way. . . . If you start being subjected to rants by Sean Hannity and the like, day in and day out, that’ll drive up your negatives.”

“If you’re asking me if we’re going to be in the tank for you, like MSNBC and CNN, the answer is no,” Ailes recalls saying. Executives at the rival cable networks say it is Fox’s political coverage that has been unfair.”

“Asked to assess the sit-down, Ailes said: “I wanted him to understand that we’re a real journalism organization and we’re going to cover what’s there. We’re not out to get him. . . . Neither of us was overly aggressive but neither of us blinked.””

Read the rest of the article here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/09/02/ST2008090203320.html

Verdict:

O’Reilly and Fox sold out.

O’Reilly begins with Obama being right about Iraq and then asks for Obama to admit he was wrong about the surge.

O’Reilly and Fox are a joke.

Hannity is the only one at Fox doing his job. Asking the important questions about Obama.

O’Reilly is too self absorbed pontificating in his sinecure job, spouting multisyllabic words. 

Bottom line. O’Reilly did a lousy job. He gave Obama the questions he has rehearsed time and time again. What right does O’Reilly have to state that OBama was right about his earlier position on Iraq. Obama is a pathological liar and therefore has no discernable position.

I could do a better job than O’Reilly any day.

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16 responses to “Bill O’Reilly interviews Obama, Fox News, Obama Met With Fox News Executives, Washington Post, Sept 2, 2008

  1. We left the BO on BO interview when it started.. could not bring ourselves to view it.
    ….went to CNN just to watch the RNC… then they said what was shown (our history of USA being ATTACKED), they said it was “disgraceful”…

    we got P’d, and then, made the HUGE mistake of going over to CNBC,…

    ….where the EXACT SAME WORD WAS USED !!! Olberman was solemn.. and he said he could not bear to broadcast, the video’s being shown, as they were just too “disgraceful”..

    we turned it immediately… have NO IDEA if it was aired.

    Tell me, this was NOT orchestrated amongst these organizations?

    Presenting: Our Media in the USA

    After living in mainland communist China for many years, and the local People only viewing 3 government channels… I used to take pride in our Freedom of views within the media…

    What a joke.

  2. Comment by Larry Sinclair
    September 4th, 2008 at 10:24 pm
    Greata it was good to see you this aftrnoon in St. Paul. Keep up the good work and maybe look into the Donald Young Murder.

    http://larrysinclair-0926.blogspot.com/2008/09/i-did-what-i-set-out-to-do-greta-showed.html

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  3. Comment by Larry Sinclair
    September 4th, 2008 at 10:29 pm
    People, it doesn’t matter what these Obama bloggers do, what laws the break, who they harass or even when they use official DMV info systems like they are posting around now trying to run the Plate on the van I drove in St. Paul. No one, not even Greta will call them on it or even report they are doing it.

    I happen to like Greta, her show and what she has done in the past. But I also know that even Greta is going to tow the Obama line because of party and because of what the Obama camp will put her through if she doesn’t.

    Welcome to Putin’s America.

    Larry Sinclair

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  4. Comment by Larry Sinclair
    September 5th, 2008 at 12:19 am
    The latest DNC/Obama email from Barack cries about him being attacked by McCain. Well one part of their fairytale emails is true. “me and more the 2 million other ordinary americans will not be silenced…” especially not by the Obama Thug tactics.

    Obama/Biden are going down, for their own actions they will be screaming racism, etc… when they lose!

    Stay tuned for the upcoming book: “An Obama/Sinclair Affair

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  5. The protesters that interrupted McCain four times show how the other side of the argument would rather shout down the opposition then get into a rational discussion.

    Instead of debating the issues in the open and letting the people decide who is right, the Media in this country and the Obama campaign have decided to ignore or sidestep the hard questions. When the argument is placed forth, or someone who doesn’t agree with them tries to speak, protesters interrupt and distract from the message or the content is purged from the net.

    Marxism might not be strong enough; Stalinist would better sum it up.

  6. I disagree that Hannity remains as strong as ever in his coverage of Obama. It was clear he’s been silenced and has often referred on air that he couldn’t spend time on this or that or he’d get in trouble with his boss. I noticed the change, and the same change in O’Reilly almost two months ago. Didn’t know about this big pow-wow and sell out by Fox. Too bad it’s us that got sold out.

  7. Entwife

    Hannity’s radio show is much more aggressive than the H & C show.

    Larry

    So glad I could get that Homeland Security Staff to protect you during your RNC visit. LOL

    Welcome Home.

  8. JoAnn Bjorkman

    CW, can you believe the gall of these men after what they did to Larry:

    http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/bush_criminal_charges/2008/09/04/127696.html?s=al&promo_code=6958-1

  9. Did anyone else hear something about Elisabeth Hasselbecks comment that Cindy McCain was the ONLY politician’s wife who did NOT receive an advanced copy of possible questions by THE (non)VIEW producer’s??

  10. JoAnn Bjorkman.
    Where are they going to initiate legal action from? A prison cell?

  11. mrje.
    The View.
    What a disgusting bunch of low life bottom feeders.

  12. zachjonesishome

    I really enjoyed the video tribute to Cindy McCain. I had no idea about that part of her life. I think I can finally feel good about voting for someone and not just voting against Obama’s corrupt machine. McCain/Palin 08

    Palin v Hillary should be a fairly exciting show in 2012.
    Have a Great Day. Zach

  13. What I would give to have had Mr. O’Reilly ask Senator Obama if he cared to address Mr. Sinclair’s story and offer an airtight alibi for his whereabouts on November 6th & 7th, 1999.

    http://clearblogs.com/larry/

  14. Sorry, I could not find the place to vote. I thought Bill appeared to be a closet Democrat and I doubt that E. D. Hill would quit her job if her daughter became pregnant.

    Not as smooth as you think.

    Charlotte Cebell

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