Bill O'Reilly interview of President Obama

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  1. Doc750, Feb 6, 2011
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    I thought it was an awesome interview. I've never heard O'Reilly with so much hesitation in his voice. And I love how he tried his usual shock jock tactics of throwing out a wild statement and quickly try and move on without allowing the guest to respond; and Obama would bring him right back.

    I also found the way he would cut the president off while he tried to respond to be extremely rude and disrespectful. Even if you fundamentally disagree with the president, the office he holds does entitle him to a certain degree of respect.

    I think the president should do more of these type of interviews. It really showed his thought process, and allowed him to respond to the questions that the right wing always asks.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4526781
     
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    I hope to watch the interview. I like O'Reilly, too, but I"m a bigger fan of Beck partly because I think he listens more carefully than O'Reilly does. Even if O'Reilly listens more carefully than Beck is the politer interviewer.
     
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    Try HuffPo?
     
  5. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Please tell me you like Beck simply because he makes you laugh at how stupid he is......
     
  6. Bill McEnaney macrumors 6502

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    Never. :)
     
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    I watched the video, and I liked the interview. O'Reilly, was trying to make the President slip up, by not letting him answer some of the questions.

    But at the end there, I think the President too control of the interview, and it seems that this was upsetting (lack of a better word) O'Reilly.

    Just my take of it. :)


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  9. Bill McEnaney, Feb 6, 2011
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    I'm sorry to disappoint you, quagmire. I admire his honesty, his sincerity, his use of published sources . . . I commend him because he urges his viewers to "do their homework."

    In some ways, I'm more conservative than he. For example, if he's sympathetic to same-sex "marriage," I can't share that sympathy. Since I'm a theologically ultraconservative Catholic, I need to disagree with him on some theological topics, too. To clarify this post, I probably should replace the word "ultraconservative," though, because some political jargon can mislead others when I use it to describe theological opinions. I'm a Distributist, not a Capitalist. Unfortunately, some mistake Distributism for Socialism. But the Catholic Church and I reject Communism and Socialism. I don't mean to hijack this thread to discuss Catholicism. I'm only giving some examples of topics about which I disagree with Beck.
     
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    Which is all well and good, since (((GB))) calls himself a Mormon.
     
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    Does he? Because if his viewers did, they would realize that he straight out lies and is pretty much batsh*t crazy.
     
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    Wow. Just wow.
     
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    I'm gay. You need to explain to my why I can't marry my partner and don't deserve the same rights as you. I don't share your religious beliefs. I should not be forced to follow them through law. This is not a theocracy.

    And Glenn Beck is a complete fool.
     
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    As far as this particular interview goes, I didn't think any thing was said that we didn't already know.
     
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    Typical interview for both Obama and O'Reilly, nothing really of any substance. Then again, I didn't expect much. We'll see if later segments get into anything a little deeper.

    As far as Glenn Beck goes, he has said himself that people should not take him seriously, and that he's a rodeo clown. That's from him, not someone else. Though as usual, he's wrong, rodeo clowns actually serve a useful role.

    /Still annoyed Beck hasn't answered any questions about raping/killing that girl in 1990
     
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    Very sincere, agreed. I feel sorry for people who get all of their info on Beck from Media Matters, HuffPo, and other liberal commentators. Beck consistently dives further into important issues than any other personality on TV. He spends days even weeks on single topics going deeper into the facts, history, opinion on the important issues than anyone else on TV is remotely willing to do (no doubt because it negatively affects ratings in this age of sound-bite journalism). He brings up issues and talks about things that no one else seems brave enough to do either for ratings reasons or for political-correctness reasons. When the economy was collapsing and we were all wondering what was going on, you would have learned infinitely more watching Beck than Brian Williams or any other 'unbiased' source... not to mention Olbermann or any other 'liberal' source. Beck often goes off the wall, and frankly I find him to be WAY too preachy and focused on the church/principles side of the fence (I like these things, but I'd rather get them at church than on TV). But the bottom line is that he provide a ton of value to his audience, and his haters are usually uninformed individuals who don't watch his show, either that or people with ideologies he's directly attacked.
     
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    Ha ha. I just got my daily Glenn Beck email. :D
     
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    I respect that. You are one of the few people I have seen who actually admit they are an ultraconservative. While we will most likely disagree on most stuff, I can certainly respect your position and opinion. Most people I have seen( and as seen by Republican Congressmen now) like to think their position is the position of the majority. Take for example DADT. Republicans in congress were saying that Americans don't want DADT repealed. Yet, majority of Americans supported the repeal( ~60% or so I believe it was).

    While the majority of Americans do lean conservative, it is not as extreme as some like to think. Americans are more moderate and I believe the best position to govern is of a moderate position. No one likes people from the radical side of each spectrum( why do you think Republicans like to paint any Democrat as a far leaning liberal/socialist/communist and vice versa for Democrats).
     
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    He uses a fun little rhetorical trick often tried around here: most people are amazingly lazy. Tell them to "do their homework" and as long as they have some initial sympathy, all you will accomplish is to plant in their minds the idea that they could in principle do some notional "homework" that would absolutely vindicate everything you say. Thus you add the impression of weight to your argument without explicitly supporting it.

    In fact, if you do it right, many people who listen to you will go around pretending to others that they have done this "homework" in order to sound more authoritative when they simply repeat what you've told them, which makes it sound as if they are independently confirming what you've said.

    Best of all, it makes it seem as if you are trusting your audience to be smart and critical while actually cynically relying upon them to be otherwise.
     
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    You'd know that's not actually true, if you did your homework.
     
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    Not in my experience. If you'd like- we can start posting every lie to ever leave Beck's mouth, but this thread would get very long, very fast. ;)
     
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    I think you missed the joke.
     
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    Any non US sources in this homework? Any sources that aren't right-wing blogs?
     
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    Thanks. I've been correcting the typos in the post you've just answered, Sydde. I type poorly.

    Yes, Beck is a Mormon. Early this morning, I watched a video where he explained why he became one. Although he didn't "do organized religion," his now wife told him that, if he didn't convert, she wouldn't marry him. He says that during a three-hour LDS church service he enjoyed a wonderful feeling. Again, he's sincere, but evidence didn't convince him to be a Mormon. His feelings and his wife did.
     

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