O'Reilly Goes to Bat for Obama, Hits Bachmann
Fox host criticizes her 'small ball' attacks on president
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2013 9:07 AM CDT
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(Newser) – With Michele Bachmann attacking President Obama for his "lifestyle of excess," the White House found a surprising defender yesterday—Bill O'Reilly. The Fox News host called out Bachmann for "small ball" attacks that are more than a little factually challenged and that "trivialize" much more important issues, like the national debt and Obama's unwillingness to compromise, reports Politico. "Now, it's long past time for partisans on both the right and the left to cut the nonsense and look at things clearly," said O'Reilly.

Bachmann accused the president of having such perks as a professional dog walker (he doesn't, the gardener walks the presidential dog, as in all administrations) and a luxurious White House (even though the White House budget is down from George W. Bush's day). "With the nation now owing close to $17 trillion, I wish the president were more like Pope Francis, who as a cardinal in Argentina rejected all the lavish perks," said O'Reilly. "But Mr. Obama is entitled to protection, convenience, and comfort as he runs the nation."

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Mar 21, 2013 6:39 PM CDT
Fox cannot have it both ways. Either it keeps Rove, Limbaugh, Beck and Murdoch or it tries to reform itself. Fox news has already got a reputation!
Mar 21, 2013 2:47 PM CDT
Stopped watch Oreilly he is to soft on the Spendanator in the White House. Big blow hard going through a nasty divorce his wife ran off with a cop as the article says. Probably has a little issue with woman now. The Obama treat the public credit card like they think they are Louis XVI and Marie. Michelle saying "let them eat carrots".
Mar 21, 2013 11:33 AM CDT
Bachmann being an easy target aside, I am really scared now. When O'Reilly is the voice of sanity and tells you to quit being a petty drama queen and focus on the real issues, you really have to evaluate what the h-ell is going on with the GOP and the possibility that you have hit your head, suffered brain damage and are lost in a drug induced coma dream where you followed the white rabbit to adventure land. O'Reilly is the Caterpillar. Watch out for his arms, he is a grabby perv.