Bill Maher Thinks O’Reilly Was Unpatriotic in His Interview with President Obama

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This may be late for the train, but I’m glad I am not the only one who thinks that way, despite my own reservations about President Obama’s policies.  Super Bowl Sunday suddenly seems so far away, instead of being a week ago. But I thought that that jumped-up Irishman was more than just disgusting and loathsome.

The host of HBO’sReal Time With Bill Maher” said O’Reilly‘s interview with President Barack Obama before the Superbowl was “astounding” and disrespectful, and forced Obama to swallow a great deal of “guff.”

The Fox host interrupted the president 42 times in the 15-minute interview, as O’Donnell recently revealed on his show.

“I just feel like the most difficult part of his job must be to squelch the rage that somewhere must be inside and say, I’m the president of the United States. You don’t talk to me like this. I’m not some left — I’m not Al Sharpton, you know. I won this job,” Maher said.

“And Bill O’Reilly, who claims he’s such a patriot, how unpatriotic to treat a president that way. How does that look to other countries when you’re interrupting and belittling.”

On top of it, the high ratings O’Reilly boasted he’d get for his rudeness to the President of the United States failed to materialize.

To be exact, what Mr. O’Reilly said, when he phoned in to the Fox News show “Happening Now” last Friday, was, “More people will see this interview than any other interview that’s ever been done in the history of mankind.”

The numbers look like they came up a bit short. Though the precise 15 minutes of the pregame show have not been broken out yet, the half-hour during which the interview took place, between 4:30 and 5 p.m., attracted 17.3 million viewers.

The target to hit for the biggest interview ever had been the Barbara Walters interview with Monica Lewinsky in 1999. That program pulled in 70 million viewers.

Mr. O’Reilly’s interview with Mr. Obama appears to have come in behind the interview that Matt Lauer conducted with the newly-inaugurated president in 2009, when NBC covered the Super Bowl.

The half-hour when that 15-minute interview appeared pulled in 21.9 million viewers. (To be fair to Mr. O’Reilly, the NBC interview appeared slightly closer to game time, by about 15 minutes, and more viewers come to the set as the kick-off approaches.)

Like I said, O’Reilly should simply throw in the towel. Or perhaps, Obama should simply not take an invitation from the idiot, and let it ride. It shouldn’t even take any skin off his nose.

~ by blksista on February 13, 2011.

2 Responses to “Bill Maher Thinks O’Reilly Was Unpatriotic in His Interview with President Obama”

  1. First of all Bill O’Reilly didn’t say any thing racists. And how Bill Maher got that out of the intterview I don’t know. But everyone knows that Bill Maher is a socialist/marixts/left wing nut job. This guy Bill Maher is an idoit doing a show on HBO and who’s opinion is like everyone else. Just because he says it doesnt make it so or true. I can’t stand this guy Bill Maher and in my opinion he is anti american and he is the one who is Un Patriotic.. So screw you Bill Maher and that idiot you had on there who made that stupid comment about what obama should have said like get the F out of my W.H.

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    • Lord.

      Full of misspellings, number one.

      Second, Bill O’Reilly’s attitude was nothing less than egregious and pompous. He’s nothing less than a pimple on the body politic, AND racist.

      But of course, you wouldn’t know what “body politic” actually means…

      And “YOUR” White House? It certainly isn’t and won’t be even after the current president leaves after his term is over. Which will probably be in 2016.

      Either get an education or learn how to type.

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