Obama Slams Fox News In Bill O'Reilly Interview
The Huffington Post | By Ashley Alman
Posted: 02/02/2014 5:11 pm EST | Updated: 02/02/2014 5:59 pm EST
President Barack Obama took a shot at Fox News in an interview with the network's Bill O’Reilly ahead of the Super Bowl XLVIII matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.
O'Reilly brought up the Benghazi and IRS scandals that have, in many ways, plagued Obama's presidency. The Fox News host 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."
Prior to the interview, O’Reilly told Fox’s Megyn Kelly that he was “not nervous.”
“He is not a bad guy, I think people misread him,” he said. “However, my interview this time is going to be very precise.”