O'Reilly Henchman Ambushes Al Gore

Former VP does not respond to climate-change 'questions'

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 13, 2010 11:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – What would you do if an obnoxious cameraman accosted you on the way to lunch and started peppering you with loaded questions? You might well walk away in disgust, which is exactly what Al Gore did when cornered by Bill O’Reilly’s henchman Jesse Watters before a lecture at Duke University. “I’m not doing an interview!” Gore repeatedly protests as Watters peppers him with questions like, “What’s your reaction to the fact that Arctic ice is actually increasing?”

“This resembles a genuine interview conducted by a genuine journalist only insofar as someone is being paid to direct questions at a political figure,” observes Gabriel Winant of Salon. “Mainly it’s a master class in smarminess.” And for the record, yes, genius, Arctic ice has been increasing, as it does every winter, because winters are, believe it or not, colder than summers. The overall trend is still negative.

Bill O'Reilly introduces the interview in this screenshot.
Bill O'Reilly introduces the interview in this screenshot.   (Fox News)
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Bill O'Reilly's hatchet man really "nails" Al Gore here. And by "nails" we mean "annoys."   (Media Matters)

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