• With: Bernie Goldberg

    O'REILLY: I did it.

    GOLDBERG: He's the president.

    O'REILLY: I did it in the Super Bowl interview. And I got -- I caught hell for it, I was disrespectful, I was this, I was that.

    GOLDBERG: That's right.

    O'REILLY: Actually, the president actually like it because he was feisty, and this and that.

    And you'll remember, in one time, I told him the Muslim brotherhood is going to be a disaster. I told him right to his face. It's going to be a disaster.

    But you don't get that kind of confrontational style from the anchors, which is why he chose the anchors because they have to be "Anchors!" They can't be feisty guys.

    GOLDBERG: No, because it's not just that feisty or not feisty, they are fundamentally -- they do something fundamentally different than what you do.

    O'REILLY: Yes.

    GOLDBERG: You'll agree with that.

    O'REILLY: Right. The folks don't get the information flow from the people who just ask the questions and won't challenge.

    GOLDBERG: Look, the anchor of the evening news isn't going to go up there and say, "Mr. President, is it fair to say the American people really don't trust you," --

    O'REILLY: Why not.

    GOLDBERG: -- "they really don't have confidence that you're going to,"

    O'REILLY: Why wouldn't they say that.

    GOLDBERG: Because that implies a certain bias that you, the anchor, believes that.

    O'REILLY: That would be asking legitimate question. Every poll says the same thing. They don't trust him.

    GOLDBERG: Well, here's a question that I would have asked, OK.

    O'REILLY: All right.

    GOLDBERG: And tell me what you think of this. Tell me if this meets the O'Reilly standard. I would say, "Mr. President, you set a red line and it was just words. It meant absolutely nothing."

    "And then you said, 'I didn't set a red line. The world set a red line.' Then you said you didn't have to go to Congress and you sent your Secretary of State out to make a forceful case for military action 24 hours later, 24 hours later."

    "You said you're going to Congress and you didn't even know how Congress would vote on the issue. A 'no' vote would weaken you domestically, internationally, and would weaken America."

    "Mr. President, do you think you took a bad situation and made it worse."

    Now, I think that's a good question. You'll tell me if you do but it's not easy to ask the president something like that.

    O'REILLY: It's an excellent question but it took seven minutes and the interview is over. So, Bernie, thanks very much. Good to see you.

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