MRC VP Dan Gainor Talks Kroft Softball Interview with Larry Kudlow

MRC Vice President for Business and Culture Dan Gainor appeared on CNBC's Kudlow Report on January 28, to discuss Steve Kroft's "60 Minutes" interview with President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Kudlow asked Gainor to comment on the interview. He told Kudlow, "I did a tally and there were 15 questions, and 11 of them were complete and utter softballs. I wrote a piece for Fox and said that if CBS had a team, they should sign him. And the four tougher questions, two of them were very quick about Hillary's health, and he really didn't press her on that, and then two nominal questions where he really let Obama get away with just awful claims including that things had gone well in Egypt.

"We've got Morsi there coming out--we've found out that he's bigoted and anti-Semitic. We, now we're sending him jets. The Arab Spring has been a disaster, we didn't talk about Iran, we didn't talk about expansionist plans from China. I mean, it was like he didn't read the international page before he asked his questions," Gainor said.

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Kudlow also asked Gainor about an Obama interview in The New Republic in which the presdient said that he could get more done if it wasn't for the right wing media and Rush Limbaugh attacking him.

Gainor replied, "Kroft did this once before in the interview he had before the election; they hid the question about Benghazi until the day before the election, so it's not surprising that they would seek him out again for another interview. But Obama--Obama's been at war with the conservative media since he ran for election the first time. He seems to want a hundred percent agreement from the media."

"If you look at The New Republic article, it's obvious that he's disgusted that there's just a little hint of criticism in the media. Yes, he could get everything done that he wants, if everyone agreed one hundred percent with him, which seems to be what he wants," Gainor concluded.

Mike Ciandella
Mike Ciandella
Mike Ciandella is a staff writer for the Media Research Center's Business & Media Institute.