It doesn’t matter whether or not you like Bill O’Reilly. What does matter is that this interview was the first time Barack Obama had to answer some hard questions. Even Associated Press reporter David Bauder had to admit this when he wrote:
|The Democrat waded into cable TV’s blood feud, between Keith Olbermann of MSNBC and Bill O’Reilly of Fox News Channel, becoming as much a bit player as any even-odds presidential candidate can be.
In one interview Obama had to fight — not always successfully — to keep from being shouted down. In the other he couldn’t succeed in keeping a straight face at the ease of the softballs tossed at him.
We’ll leave you to guess which is which.
Even though there were no shout-downs on O’Reilly. But still, it is a huge admission as to the bias of NBC.
That article can be found on-line here:
Obama On Cable: Duel Of Softballs Vs. Shout-Downs
Associated Press via Google News
September 9, 2008
I think it best that the general public get a chance to see all of the videos and make their own decisions, their own camparisons between the O’Reilly interview and how Obama got treated on other networks.
You can access the videos on-line here:
Video: Barack Obama On The O’Reilly Factor (Part 1)
Video: Barack Obama On The O’Reilly Factor (Part 2)
Video: Barack Obama On The O’Reilly Factor (Part 3)