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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 09:56 PM
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Fox News' Bret Baier interrupted President Obama multiple times (VIDEO COMPILATION)
Fox News' Bret Baier interrupted President Obama multiple times during Wednesday's interview.

Baier interrupted Obama so many times, that at the end of the interview, he interrupted Obama once more to apologize. Saying that he wanted to be sure that Fox got its "money's worth" with President Obama.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell said that he could not recall a reporter ever questioning or interrupting an American president in such an aggressive way. Certainly, O'Donnell argued, Fox News never took that approach with former President George W. Bush.

The Associated Press reported just a few of Baier's interjections:

Several times Obama chided Baier for breaking into his lengthy answers with follow-up questions.
"Bret, you've got to let me finish my answers," Obama told Baier, the news channel's White House correspondent during the Bush administration.

"Sir," Baier responded, "I know you don't like to filibuster, but ..."

"Well," Obama said in cutting him off again, "I'm trying to answer your question and you keep on interrupting."

The tone was set early. Baier first asked about the latest efforts in the House to pass the bill, which elicited Obama's standard talking points about the benefits of the overhaul effort. Baier tried to bring Obama back to the question.

"Bret, let me finish," Obama said.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/17/obama-fox-news...
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 10:08 PM
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1. Not surprising. Those turds on FUX have verbal diahrrea
and their words are pure shit.
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 10:38 PM
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7. I don't even know why they continue
to treat Faux like a legit news channel. They should never be granted a one on one interview with the President.
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 10:10 PM
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2. He says he wanted answers to the interview questions, not a speech.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 10:21 PM
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 11:27 PM
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10. ..
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 07:33 AM
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16. .
:spray:
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 08:02 AM
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19. ...
:thumbsup:
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Cali_Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 11:39 AM
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21. So that poster takes the side of Faux News and thinks Obama might be an anti-Semite
I hope the mods are paying attention.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 12:25 PM
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25. And, makes
sure it posts negative polls on the President.
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la la Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 10:30 PM
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5. well--
he couldn't expect to get ANY answers if he didn't shut up and let the Prez. answer! geeze
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rufus dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 10:34 PM
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6. dude, compare that to his interview of Bush
When one sides with Fox news the shark may be in sight. Is if in front or already behind?
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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 12:00 PM
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23. That poster thinks Obama might be an anti-semite. Don't waste your time
talking to it.
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 01:05 PM
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26. Heh - you're taking a swan dive!
Finally - I've been wondering what your action was here - now we know.

Healthcare reform got you nervous that the Dems will indeed succeed? :rofl:
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 10:25 PM
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4. Bret Baier is a FOXHOLE
Plain and simple he's a Foxhole like everyone else who works for propaganda chief Roger Ailes!
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 11:17 PM
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8. They need to do a side by side with him being inconsiderate with Obama
and kissing ass with Bush
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 01:39 PM
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27. if only there were real media oversight -- Howie Kutz will approve whatever FOX does
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 11:23 PM
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9. Rupert Murdoch at work and his News Corp funded by rich Saudis
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jobwithout Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-17-10 11:47 PM
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11. Not to defend fox but.............
IS it the job of the press to give any president the time to spout off talking points or is it the job of the press to question and challenge the president?

In my opinion, the President looked like he was trying to defend the indefensible. This plan is a POS give away to the insurance companies and does nothing but to put a check mark in one of his boxes. For christ sakes he didn't even know what the Connecticut deal was.. I even knew that. He looked pale, ashen and weak.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 01:16 AM
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13. In my opinion, you're a POS. So there you go.
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jobwithout Donating Member (118 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 11:28 AM
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20. See you are part of our countries problem
Edited on Thu Mar-18-10 11:34 AM by jobwithout
People look at the person rather than the policies. You love Obama and would defend him even if he said " were gonna give the insurance companies twice the premium and half the coverage". The RW'er loved Bush and would have even if he had pledged to nuke every muslim country in the word. people like you and the right wingers are just two different sides of the coin.

Politicians need to be challenged. This is not a monarchy and regardless of how charismatic the person is...he or she has to be challenged on the issues.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 08:26 PM
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29. It's called civility, jobwithout...
And when you're interviewing the President, regardless of party, you do not interrupt. It was classless and proved how shitty FOX truly is. ESPECIALLY when you compare it to their interviews with Bush - who was allowed to finish every goddamn thought that flickered in his moronic head.

So don't give me that bullshit. You defending FOX News - and low post count - have me thinking you're probably here to troll.
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chemenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-19-10 01:16 PM
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31. I wonder how many posts you'll make before the pizza delivery guy
knocks on your door???

Not many, I'm betting.
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 12:12 AM
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12. What do you expect from the White Trash NetworK? Civility?
Rational argument? Respect for our President? LOL! They are, to a person, the scum of the Earth. Why the President tried to treat them as something they're not (normal?) is a mystery.
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era veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 02:02 AM
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14. What a rude prick
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JamesA1102 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 07:22 AM
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15. They just played that on Morning Joe.
Conservative shill Mark Halpern defended Baier saying, he had to interupt or Obama will filibuster'.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 07:51 AM
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17. He will "filibuster"? What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Hey, Markie! If they didn't want him to talk, why the hell would they invite him on? Does Helpern actually believe that the President would take time from trying to fix his country in order to sit there and let some idiot nobody yammer in his face? These assholes never cease to amaze me with their idiocy.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 11:56 AM
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22. In other words, the President would actually be able to get his points out there.
Can't have that, can we, at Faux news.
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RDANGELO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 08:00 AM
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18. That was more like an unruly debate than an interview. n/t
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StarlightGold Donating Member (72 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 12:11 PM
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24. The disrespect
shown to the President in that interview is unreal. We're not talking about disagreeing with some policies...Brett kept trying to derail Obama as he was trying to answer the damn questions. Basic manners, anyone?
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conservdem Donating Member (880 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 07:22 PM
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28. I think you and many of the others offering similar comments would
probably have praised such an interview if had been of Bush.

I think its fair to ask how he views the deem it passed procedure. The fact that republicans have used the procedure should mute their complaints, but it still seems like a shady maneuver.
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-18-10 08:30 PM
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30. It's FOX, what do you expect?...
...the network that set the standard for drowning out an opposite viewpoint.
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