//
you're reading...
Culture, Health Care Reform, Media, Media Bias, Obama, Obamacare, Politics, Public Policy, Society, Uncategorized

Obama Calls Out Fox News In Pre-Super Bowl Interview: ‘You And Your TV Station’ Keep Scandals Alive

Obama Calls Out Fox News In Pre-Super Bowl Interview: ‘You And Your TV Station’ Keep Scandals Alive

Think Progress —  Before kickoff of NFL Super Bowl XLVIII, President Obama sat down with Bill O’Reilly. The longtime Fox News host and conservative firebrand focused on his network’s favorite anti-Obama topics, including the botched roll-out of Obamacare’s website, the attack at the consulate in Benghazi, and the questionable IRS investigation of some Republican-leaning organizations. And while Obama was for the most part cordial in the charged but measured interview, he pushed back for one moment against O’Reilly when asked about the Cincinatti IRS’s improper investigation of some conservative groups:

O’REILLY: So you don’t recall seeing Schulman, because what some people are saying is that the IRS was used at a local level in Cincinnati, maybe other places –

OBAMA: Absolutely wrong.

O’REILLY: How do you know that, because we still don’t know what happened?

OBAMA: No, we do — that’s not what happened. Folks have again had multiple hearings on this. These kinds of things keep on surfacing in part because you and your TV station will promote them. But –

While Fox News has focused on how one local IRS branch improperly investigated some conservative groups for months since the story broke, the network has failed to dedicate as much coverage to the similar investigation of progressive groups. Instead, it has used the improper investigations to argue that the government has questionable credibility and therefore lacks the credibility to properly administer the Affordable Care Act.

 

Related Articles

Advertisements

About publichealthwatch

"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge." -- Carl Sagan

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow publichealthwatch on WordPress.com
%d bloggers like this: