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Obama Calls Out FOX News And Sean Hannity As Promoting Hate Against Himself

The O'Reilly Factor Interviews continue and in this segment BillO was into attacking the nasty comments on blogs, Ayers and Rev. Wright. I thought O

The O'Reilly Factor Interviews continue and in this segment BillO was into attacking the nasty comments on blogs, Ayers and Rev. Wright. I thought Obama did a great job of debunking O'Reilly's arguments and actually caught Bill flat footed when he went directly after FOX News and Sean Hannity for their hate based coverage of himself..

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There's a whole bunch of stuff said on FOX about me that is completely biased.

Correct the record.

But I still don't mind coming on your show just because there are a whole bunch of things may be said on this network that I completely disagree with, I don't sort of assume that you have to take responsibilities for everything said on FOX News anymore than I would expect you to take responsibility for everything that is said on Daily Kos. Think about it,

That's a hateful thing, (Obama laughs) FOX News is not hateful. Some of our commentators may...

If you were watching Sean Hannity consistently..

but he's a commentator...

That's all these bloggers are, I'm not making an excuse for them

We do find FOX news biased and hateful, but Obama wouldn't go there and pointed out their second biggest draw as evidence. I find it interesting O'Reilly didn't defend Hannity at all. He just called him a commentator. FOX News has an awful lot of commentators don't you think? Obama could have named Tom Coburn as someone that he's worked with from the far right but he didn't go there either. Anyway, Obama is coming off very well on these segments overall.

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