Bret Baier vs Obama

The One appeared on Fox News in an interview with Bret Baier. Of course, the left is convinced that Obama used his powerful eloquence and proved all of his points even in the face of those vile fascists at Fox News. Well, perhaps looking at the actual interview may show something different.

Donald Douglas at American Power is kind enough to link to the video of the interview (I can’t get it to embed), as well as the transcript.

Here’s what I found on YouTube:

Comments:

Seth Leibsohn at the National Review Online:

Bret continually hammered a series of questions the president did not want, and yet he was polite in explaining to the president the meaning of the questions just in case they were not what the president was familiar with (see the question about Connecticut for example). It was a model of how not to be cowed by a strong and charismatic leader and a model of a truly independent anchor/reporter. President Obama knew he didn’t have Bret at the very end when his last effort at victimhood was to sarcastically hang his head to the side in response to Bret’s saying he didn’t mean to interrupt, as if Bret were being insincere — which he wasn’t. Anyone who watches the interview can see who was stalling, who was running the clock, who was refusing to answer the questions, and why polite interruption was exactly what was needed.

C. Edmund Wright at American Thinker:

With all due respect to Brit Hume and Charles Krauthammer, who didn’t acknowledge on air that their colleague had bested the President, Baier clearly had Obama fumbling around and stuttering and totally flustered.  Like other young and studious looking white guys Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor, Baier used annoying and inconvenient facts to unveil the childish and petulant Obama that a fawning Jurassic media has never bothered to investigate.

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Overall, I submit that Fox Contributor A.B. Stoddard was correct when she said that Baier “had the President off guard” and that “he (Obama) was at his worst” in the interview.  While I am not sure exactly what interview Hume and Krauthammer – two pundits nearing the end of brilliant careers – were talking about, the one I saw was a clear defeat for President Obama and his health care plan.  The fact that he agreed to appear on Fox News likely means his party is in trouble on the vote count.  It also means he thought Baier, a man lost in the deep shadows of Fox’s other stars, would be easy fodder.

And an analysis of the interview by the pundits at Fox News:


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