In the second half of the pre-Super Bowl taped interview that aired on Monday night, host Bill O’Reilly asked the U.S. president if he thought Fox News channel was unfair in his coverage of the president.
Much to the surprise of absolutely no one, Obama replied O’Reilly and all of his colleagues were – indeed, without a doubt, undeniably – unfair to him and his administration.
Including the entire Fox staff’s apparent dislike for the president in a single post is a difficult task. Therefore, here is a list of five examples from the host of the interview himself that prove how biased O’Reilly is when it comes to Obama and his policies.
'Reilly: Obama Is "Hell Bent" On Destroying Republican Party
In March last year, O’Reilly claimed the President of the United States was not looking out for the country. He added that Obama was “hell-bent on destroying the Republican Party and he didn’t seem to care if the nation collapsed as a result."
Bill O'Reilly: Bill Clinton Is Wrong, Obama Is More to Blame For Partisan
Bill O'Reilly criticized former president Bill Clinton's assertion on CNN that Fox News and MSNBC were major contributors to the political polarization in America.
O’Reilly declared that the President Obama's policies – instead – have more to do with the polarization of the country than cable news does.
O'Reilly Blasts Obama For Calling Boston Attack A "Tragedy"
Following the address on the horrific Boston Marathon bombings in April last year, O'Reilly claimed that Obama promised justice to the nation in his speech, however made one grave mistake by labeling it as “tragedy.”
Bill O’Reilly United States President’s Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare
After constantly delivering anti-Obamacare statements on his own show, O’Reilly also slammed the president’s healthcare law on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, saying the Affordable Care Act couldn’t be fixed.
O’Reilly added that the Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, should not only be fired, she should be deported” over Obamacare website glitches.
Bill O'Reilly Compares Obama Policies to Communist Cuban Regime
O’Reilly went after Obama once for wanting services like low cost healthcare for everybody.
“Imposing social justice, a big Obama theme, means somebody's going to have to pay for it. If you go to Cuba you'll see most people are destitute because the government has taken everything from them in order to level the playing field. We'll all be poor together,” O’Reilly said.
Bill O'Reilly Harshly Criticizes Michelle Obama’s Oscar Appearance
Apart from being unfair to Obama, Bill O’Reilly has also been unforgiving towards the president’s wife.
Following the Academy Awards ceremony in February last year, O’Reilly played the clip of the First Lady’s surprise Oscar appearance on his show and began criticizing her.
He commented that the other first ladies did not and would not have become a part of the awards in such a way. He also weighed in on how the move was “pure propaganda play.”