Code of silence

I wasn’t impressed with Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly’s interview of the president. O’Reilly wasn’t very well prepared to duel with a pathological liar who was bound not to tell the truth. He never has before.

Indeed, Wormtongue smiled and smiled as he claimed there was “not even a smidgen of corruption” at his IRS, and O’Reilly’s best response was to toss out a few flustered non sequiturs.

He should, of course, have then asked why Worm’s former IRS director of tax-exempt organizations, Lois Lerner, invoked her Fifth Amendment right not to testify before a House committee last spring? We all know what we should have said or done, but, unlike O’Reilly, we’re not paid to query criminal politicians.

Via Instapundit.

3 responses to “Code of silence

  1. That’s probably the last we’ll see of “legit” interviews.

  2. O’Reilly does that often. He reminds me of Geraldo, in that way. Remember when Geraldo interviewed Charlie Manson, and talked all kinds of shit to the little murderer? He could do that, because Charlie was chained to the table. O’Reilly also talks a big badass game, but only if he is sure he can get away with it. He really hammered Barney Fag – and some other pols, but he knew there was nothing they could do. When he gets to the o-man, or other presidents, he is intimidated quite a bit. Backs off easily.

    I haven’t watched the blowhard for a lot of years. O’Reilly, I mean.

  3. Yeah, Mr O’Reilly looked somewhat pale, but remember he was dealing with the current tongue #1…