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O'Reilly Tries Intimidation To Get Obama On The Factor

Reported by Deborah - August 13, 2008 -

Bill O'Reilly's Talking Points, 8/13, was a message to Barack Obama about what might happen if he doesn't appear on The Factor. BOR brought up Corsi's book claiming it is #1 because Barack Obama has refused to define himself so people will seek answers in Corsi"s Obama Nation. As the TPM continued, it sounded more and more like O'Reilly was channeling Tony Soprano warning Obama to either come on his show or suffer the consequences.

On one hand, O'Reilly tried to play down the potential power of this 2008 attempt to swiftboat Obama comparing Obama Nation to Scott McClellan's recent book about the Bush administration.

On the other hand, he made sure to note that it was #1 on the NYT Bestsellers List because people have not been given access to Obama's true self. There was no mention of Obama's memoir, Dreams from my Father, as an excellent source of information for curious voters. Even Jerome Corsi seemed to like Obama's book since he frequently used it as a source.

Then he made his pitch saying that Barack Obama had promised to come on The Factor after the primary. " He looked me in the eye and patted me on my shoulder." He warned that " the dance has been going on much too long" and "what am I to think?... " As a journalist and a voter I would like to know why Barack Obama is so hesitant about defining himself?"

Then offering the ultimatum O'Reilly said, "If Barack Obama continues to hide himself from American voters, he encourages a negative information flow against him."

comment: Considering that Barack and Michelle Obama have been interviewed by everyone including People Magazine, Larry King and even Access Hollywood, what dark secrets or petty nonsense can only be revealed by the O'Reilly interview technique.

Frankly, John McCain remains the big mystery to me.I think the American voter deserves an in depth look at Senator McCain's belief system. Does he even have one? Isn't it interesting that McCain's negative information flow doesn't seem to be a problem for Bill O'Reilly.