Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sarah Palin vs. Bill O'Reilly (video)

It appears that the O’Reilly interview style is beginning to wear on Palin. O’Reilly is not the only conservative who has called on Palin to provide more specific policy proposals and open up (my link) to more hostile interviews. For the last two years Palin has largely kept herself within the Fox News bubble. Many of her interviews with Sean Hannity have been criticized for the “softball nature” of the questions. O’Reilly has also done some friendly interviews with Palin, but in this case he began to press her some more:
If you want to cut to the chase, fast forward to the 2:20 minute mark.

The full story is HERE


Anonymous said...

Bosman, I like the way things are shaking out. It's becoming obvious that Palin and Huckabee are not going to make it for the long haul.

The charge that Palin is out of her league, is now pretty hard to ignore. O'Reilly is actually pretty soft with Palin most of the time, but when he presses her a little, she folds, bless her heart.

Better to stick to the cheerleading, I guess.


Anonymous said...

Id say romney has the interview advantage over palin, romney is good with getting at exactly what he would do,he's a great speaker, but to be fair to palin oreilly has a bad habit of interrupting his guests and i thought palin did ok.

Right Wingnut said...

That's her way of saying STFU and let me finish my answers. It was very effective.

As to policy specifics of something as complex as entitlement reform, and at what age changes are enacted...until she becomes a candidate, she's not required to lay it all out. And, since she's not in a position to draft legislation, all she can do is point to certain plans that are on the table, ie. Ryan's Roadmap. Most Republicans are too chicken sh*t to endorse Ryan's plan, or even have this discussion.

Right Wingnut said...

I also like her point in the latter part of the interview, that entitlements wouldn't be as big of an issue if the government would get the hell out of the way and let the private sector thrive.

kelly said...

This was a small step above a softball interview by O'Reilly. She did seem a little flustered. It started with her complaining about the delay in the feed she was on. My guess is her brain couldn't keep up with the speed of O'Reilly's questions

The Rumsfeld interview was hardball.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Palin on this one. I despise O'Reilly. And why the heck won't he ever go after Huckabee like this? He totally gave him a pass on the Clemmons shooting, saying something like "you can't be blamed" to Huckabee. There is no bigger fraud at Fawn than O'Reilly. Not even Beck. Beck is just loonier, and O'Reilly is more cunning. But they are birds of a feather.

Right Wingnut said...

I actually don't see anything wrong with the questions he asked. Just shut up and let her finish. He does it to everyone. When you go on his show, you only get 5 minutes to make your point. In the last 3 interviews with O'Reilly, she just keept on talking through his interruptions. Good for her.

Sarah would not get away with lying about a page in her book on O'Reilly's show. He would have nailed her to the wall the next day after checking it out. I wonder if he even checked page 183 of Huck's book? I think Huck gets a little more slack since he has his own show, as opposed to Sarah's role as a contributer.