Obama accuses Fox of being 'absolutely unfair to him' in second part of O'Reilly interview
2/4/2014 11:57:00 AM
President Barack Obama called Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly ‘absolutely’ unfair to him during a contentious interview aired Monday night.
The response came during the second part of an interview that originally aired during Fox's Super Bowl pregame show after O’Reilly asked if the president felt the controversial network was unfair to him and his administration.
‘Absolutely, of course you are, Bill. But I like you anyway,’ Obama said before combatively adding ‘we just went through an interview in which you asked about health care not working, IRS, were we wholly corrupt, Benghazi.’
The president rattled the items off while extending a different finger for each one and cracking a sarcastic grin.
'But these are unanswered questions,' O'Reilly insisted.
Obama and the bombastic host also clashed during the prime time interview over the number of jobs the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Canada to American refineries, will add to the economy.
O’Reilly claimed it would add 42,000 jobs, the president immediately dismissed the notion.
‘It's not 42,000. That's that that's not correct,’ Obama sharply responded. ‘It's a couple thousand to build the pipeline.’
Only a fraction of that lower number will be needed to operate and maintain the pipeline, should it be built.