Obama on O’Reilly: Can any good come of this?

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Unfortunately I’m not a full time blogger, at least not yet, and sometimes can’t turn on a dime as quickly as I would like. But last night when I watched Bill O’Reilly grill and berate Obama like a child, rarely allowing him to even complete a sentence, I knew that this “special” treatment was reserved especially for Obama, and him alone. I wondered aloud if O’Reilly treated other political luminaries — and I say with as much sarcasm as I can muster — like Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney and even McCain, with the same lack of respect that they themselves, and not their office, deserve.

The answer of course, is an emphatic NO, as covered on Crooks & Liars this morning. After watching the clip again, I’m not sure what good will come of this. And there’s more to come next week. I think Barack handled himself as well as he possibly could, but it’s difficult against an individual who makes his entire living shouting over and belittling people. Check out the clip for yourself (for the record, I hate linking to Fox News in the clip below but it’s the only one I could find).

And in case you need to be reminded of O’Reilly’s true nature… Check out the clip below (Note: Not necessarily safe for work)

Post by ILO on 09/05/08 at 1:53 pm