There’s no doubt that President Obama didn’t expect soft ball questions yesterday when he went on Fox News Channel’s’ Special Report to be interviewed about health care reform by Bret Baier, but the lack of respect displayed by the Fox News personality was astounding!

As Obama pointed out, Baier repeated interrupted him while trying to answer the host’s questions. Not once, not five, ten, or a dozen times. 16 Times! Incredibly, Baier said that Obama was dodging his questions, to which Obama responded, “Well, I’m trying to answer your questions and you keep on interrupting.”


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18 Responses to “Bret Baier Interrupts President Obama 16 Times!”

  1. I saw it too,disgraceful!

  2. You don’t allow off topic rants and neither does Bret Baier.

  3. LouEstes says:

    Got the link for this page/site yesterday 3-17-2010.
    This is the second time me and mine have seen something on this News Channel that challenged us to wonder if we saw the same thing, possibly on wrong channel?
    Putting everything else aside i.e. names, party, race, planetary origin, color of blood in veins etc: Was the claim accurate that the Interviewer Interrupted the Interview-ee?
    We rate this #1 example of rude and #1 most inappropriate behavior.
    Y’know, we are trying to show our young ones how to act. There is a time and place for most of their behavior. Our job is to guide that appropriateness. It is a stretch to root this back to Bret’s upbringing given his age.
    I do not care your name, your behavior was shameful and a dis-grace in this forum as a interview.

  4. Barack Obama’s book, “The Audacity of Hope,” has a catchy title. It has a taste of bravery mixed with confidence. There’s nothing Pollyanna about this. I won’t support everything he says, but he’s our president, and for me, he creates confidence. Which will do more for any nation than any number of backroom deals. Hope gives us energy, and energy sustains us through trying times. Boy, we’ve had them. I’m from West Texas, and I did not vote for Bush. When McCain ran against Obama, I used to be a citizen of Arizona, but I gave audacious hope a chance. The fight for progress and laying the foundations of prosperity is just not over. I’ve seen the quips of those who don’t think Obama can do it. But step back a second. Would anyone have all of us fail simply to tarnish the star of an incumbent for whom they didn’t vote? Attempting to keep our priorities straight, let’s work together with our president and build our future.

  5. Crowdaddy13 says:

    I mean, regardless if this is the president or not, acting like this is just plain rude and I would be offended if somebody did it to me…….yeah, just piddly ol’ me. And the fact that he was invited into the white house and given an opportunity of a lifetime to spend a few minutes interviewing a president, just to be a complete dick. this guy should be fired immediately.

  6. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    Plunket, That’s horse$#!* (or a sad attempt at humor) and you know it. Obama was answering the questions, when he could, but the answers just weren’t the ones that Baier wanted. It’s easy, and extremely childish, to say he’s not answering questions when he’s not able to! This interview was simply a dog and pony show intended to appeal to the lowest common denominator, tea baggers, who think it’s perfectly acceptable to be rude to everyone, including the President, and in some cases resort to violence. This “interview” is a perfect example of what’s wrong with what passes as “journalism” today and what is causing continued divisiveness.

  7. Is any consideration being given to boycotting Fox’s big money maker: American Idol?

  8. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    Claire, not sure what this has to do w/ the Baier/Obama interview, but here’s an answer to your question… FNB has chosen to focus on Fox News, though occasionally point out relationships to other News Corp properties. When you broaden the approach, the message is diluted. It would be great to see News Corp. lose money, but taking on the American Idol juggernaut will be left to someone else for now :)

  9. Actually, Obama was trying to run out the clock (something hes famous for doing in un-supportive scenarios) and Bair called him on it. it was the right thing to do.

  10. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    Jim, That’s your opinion, and you’re entitled to it… actually, it’s probably Fox News’ opinion and they tell you you’re entitled to it…

  11. Bair is a Taxpayer, Obama is just a public servant. He can be interrupted as much is necessary. Quit worshipping yoru public servants, that’s like licking the boots of your dogs.

  12. Obama (and any other president or government official) works for me; I do not work for him. I pay Obama’s salary; he does not pay mine. How can you possibly consider it as something amiss for a good reporter, trying to do the job most reporters have until recently tried to do, to ask any president straightforward questions and expect straightforward answers, not time-killing streams of meaningless loquacity?

    How polite, courteous, and deferential were the “MSM” to, for example, George W. Bush? And how loudly did you people condemn their open hostility to our then-Chief Executive? I suggest that you try to learn the meaning of the phrase “intellectual honesty”.

  13. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    Romone, Obama’s a tax payer too… So am I… your point?

  14. Can’t conduct an interview, but he sure knows how to produce incoherent white noise.

  15. Can’t conduct an interview, but he sure knows how to produce incoherent white noise.

  16. I’m new to this site and this was the first article i read and looking at the comments here, i am so surprised anyone can defend the actions of Brett Baier. This was completely rude! Oh and by the way i’m new to this site because i have noticed all of the out right lies that Fox news tries to get away with. It’s pathetic…

  17. I still remember that. I was watching it on satellite. No fox news here in Europe
    .-= Europska Skijališta´s last blog ..Skijanje u Njema?koj =-.

  18. Woah. It takes guts for someone to do this on air, don’t you agree.But I admire Obama’s poise. Others would have been totally irate.


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