As it turned out, the Obama/O’Reilly showdown was more competitive than the Super Bowl.
President Obama sat down with Bill O’Reilly for a pre-Super Bowl interview — Obama’s sixth time doing an interview with the network hosting the big game.
Viewers on the right will claim victory and point to O’Reilly’s grilling of healthcare, when Big Bill asked Obama if the biggest mistake of his presidency was to continually use the line “if you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance” in regard to the Affordable Care Act. O’Reilly wondered why more people haven’t yet been held accountable for the botched rollout of Healthcare.gov, to which Obama replied in appropriate football-ease: “I try to focus not on the fumbles but on the next play.”
The blue team will cheer for punch-back lines from the president when pressed on mistakes in Benghazi, he pointed the finger back on O’Reilly and Fox News and said “These kinds of things keep on surfacing, in part because you and your TV station will promote them.”
It was certainly more entertaining than the second half of the real game.