Obama Lashes Out at O'Reilly Over Tough Benghazi and IRS Questions
Not accustomed to being asked difficult questions about his failures in office, President Obama attacked Fox News host Bill O'Reilly during a pre-Super Bowl interview on Sunday for daring to demand answers about the Benghazi terrorist attack and the IRS targeting conservative groups. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]
O'Reilly pressed: "Your detractors believe that you did not tell the world it was a terror attack because your campaign didn't want that out. That's what they believe." Obama ranted in reply: "And they believe it because folks like you are telling them that." O'Reilly responded: "No, I'm not telling them that, I'm asking you whether you were told it was a terror attack."
Minutes later, while O'Reilly was asking about the IRS scandal, Obama tried to dismiss the topic: "Folks have, again, had multiple hearings on this. I mean, these kinds of things keep on surfacing in part because you and your TV station will promote them."
O'Reilly pushed back: "But don't you feel there are unanswered questions?" Obama reiterated: "Bill, when you actually look at the stuff, there have been multiple hearings on it."
At the end of the exchange, O'Reilly challenged the President on wanting to "transform" America.