Home Store In Memoriam Deborah Newsletter Forum Topics Blogfeed Blogroll Facebook MySpace Contact Us About

Bill O'Reilly Talks About His Money With Barack "Robin Hood" Obama

Reported by Deborah - September 8, 2008 -

Bill O'Reilly has been painting Barack Obama as a Socialist for months calling him Robin Hood and throwing the term "income redistribution" out whenever possible to describe Obama's economic plans for the country. Part 2 of the Obama interview tonight focused on the economy and O'Reilly, intent on painting the same tired point, turned the interview into a debate. BOR's job was to ask the tough questions and then give Senator Obama a chance to answer which he didn't do.

O'Reilly tried for his gotcha moment with the first question throwing out a statistic about economic growth during the Bush administration. Obama was on top of it and refused to play the "stats game" telling him with a laugh, "There's lies, damn lies and statistics." Adding to the smooth response, Obama made a reference to the decline in earning of "ordinary" Americans like those who watch The Factor.

This type of artful response from Obama, undoubtedly repeated throughout the interview probably caused O'Reilly to make this comment during his TPM right before the interview segment.

"As you know, Barack Obama is very glib. He could do thirty minutes on your shoelaces."

Then trying to get a rise from his base, blamed the shrinking incomes on the rise of illegal immigrants in the work force. At this point BOR became oppositional actively blocking Obama from making his case.

One of the most skillful moments for Obama was his response to O'Reilly's socialist label reminding BOR that he liked being successful too and although he doesn't like writing the check for taxes there are some things you just have to do in order to help others. Unfortunately O'Reilly's altruistic spirit was not sparked and he continued hammering away at his own tax situation getting carried away at one point repeating angrily "Whats the cap? What's the cap?"

It's hard to predict which sound bite will be chosen for F&F tomorrow morning. We'll know soon enough and FOX News will keep it running all day long.