February 6, 2011

"With a classic showman’s swagger, Bill O’Reilly has declared that more people will see his live pre-game interview with President Barack Obama..."

"... on Sunday than 'any other interview that’s ever been done in the history of mankind.'"

Blech. Why are those 2 non-football characters trying to horn in on the Super Bowl? Can you just leave us alone for one day?

51 comments:

AllenS said...

A man would be justified if they grabbed their shotgun, and blew the fuck out of the tv.

virgil xenophon said...

It's the eyeballs, my dear, all those eyeballs.
Neither O'Reilly NOR Obama could pass those up. Like a moth to a flame..

Lincolntf said...

Talk about starting the game on a sour note. Maybe I'll go outside and smoke a pre-game cigar while those two are babbling at each other.

Fred4Pres said...

The first I heard of it is here and I doubt I will watch it.

Wierd, the google word verification for this is "intafart" Does google lift words from previous threads?

Fred4Pres said...

I hate Superbowl pregame crap. And seeing O'Reilly and Obama is even worse than that.

info said...

It's what O'Reilly does for a living. It's what obama does to feed his insatiable narcissistic appetite. With zero accomplishments and over half the country against him...it makes him fell better.

shoutingthomas said...

BSing about sports and politics go together. Every man has to have strong opinions about football and foreign policy. You should know, Althouse since you've been trying to sprout a dick your entire life.

Ever see the South Park where the mad scientist is growing an artificial dick grafted on the back of a mouse? There's still hope for you. Althouse.

First rule if you really want to sprout a dick. It's "uniforms" not "costumes."

So, let the boys BS about politics. As long as the're not drunk and no punches are thrown... no problem.

Roman said...

The interview will have to be inside an aircraft hangar. The doors would have to be huge to get that pair of enormous egos inside.

MayBee said...

I agree.

It isn't what Americans want, to have to see our president pontificate before every big national sporting event. I don't know why Obama's people keep doing this to us.
Shut up and let us have our day of fun without you horning in.

NotYourTypicalNewYorker said...

O’Reilly won't even hold Al Sharpton to account, this will be a free ride for Obama.

In the course of this 15 minute interview O’Reilly will ask 2 one minute questions and Obama will bloviate for the remaining 13 minutes.

O’Reilly lost any punch that he ever had after that phone sex thingy neutered him a few years ago.

Lincolntf said...

I wish they were doing the interview closer to the actual kickoff (I understand the interview is scheduled for 4:45 EST). I can totally picture Obama going over the time limit and being cut off mid-ramble by Fox.

Fen said...

Two narcissistic blowhards. Please, just go away.

G Joubert said...

Wierd, the google word verification for this is "intafart" Does google lift words from previous threads?

Actually, Google being Google, I'm fairly sure they do run a little algorithm with the purpose of mixing in some stuff to make the WV process vaguely context relevant.

Northlander said...

Ann, my sentiment exactly.

It's been documented that when halftime starts municipal water supplies see a spike in water usage as people go to the bathroom. I suspect there will be a similar but smaller spike when the interview starts. O'Reilly and Obama are delusional if they don't think the majority of people won't go off to the can when they start.

BTW where's all the outrage from the perpetually adolescent left protesting Obama's appearance with O'Reilly on Fox?

lasckbounce said...

Blateroons x 2

AJ Lynch said...

For a year or so, BOR has been moderating his criticism of BHO in an obvious attempt to get an interview like this.

Dittos Althouse to your question of why two non-football people are taking the stage today.

lasckbounce said...

Ailes shuda sent Megan for the gig. She da sliced and diced 'm.

AJ Lynch said...

"Ailes shuda sent Megan...."

That hawtie would at least make up for the absence of cheerleaders!

PatCA said...

I can see why O'Reilly is going after the interview--he's a showman--but Obama? Can't he just leave us alone with his incessant "messaging" for one day?

AJ Lynch said...

Allens:

Remember when some bars would let people throw a brick at an old TV on the MNF halftime show when Howard Cosell did his show?

lasckbounce said...

Sorry, "Megyn"

AJ Lynch said...

Patca:

I kinda agree with you but IMO Fox News reaches a gagging point when it stages a "serious" news interview on Super Bowl Sunday.

edutcher said...

O'Really has become Larry King's replacement.

madAsHell said...

Of all the recent Presidents, Obama is the only one that I would NOT invite. I just don't find him that interesting.

EDH said...

Why are those 2 non-football characters trying to horn in on the Super Bowl?

I wasn't sure if the term should be "horn in" or "hone in." Per usual, Althouse had the correct usage.

Horn in: Slang to interrupt or intrude don't horn in on our conversation.

When I first read "horn in," however, I have to admit this is how I pictured the O'Reilly-Obama encounter:

"You would basically be in the shower and then I would come in and I'd join you and you would have your back to me and I would take the little loofa thing."

What Happened to O'Reilly's Loofa?

Mick said...

BOR is the "controlled opposition", protecting the Usurper. He should ask Obama how one who's citizenship was "governed by Britain" can be a natural born Citizen of the US, eligible to be POTUS.

MayBee said...

This is the 3rd year Obama has done this. I believe he has had interviews before the World Series and NBA Championships as well, though I can't find them right now.

What do they think in the WH when they schedule these interviews? "Wait til America sees us. They *love* us!"

Cecil Isbell Meade said...

Give us Bart Starr and Len Dawson instead.

Fort said...

They didn't clear this with Althouse before they scheduled it? What in God's holy name is going on here? Everyone knows people should act in their own self-interest, unless it might offend Althouse somehow for some whimsical reason, in which case self-interest be damned.

SELF-INTEREST FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE

MaggotAtBroad&Wall said...

It has to happen. O'Reilly's body language expert needs to fill a bunch of air time making crap up about the interview. Dennis Miller is pretty versatile, but this will be low hanging fruit for him to latch onto. And of course, Jon Stewart and Colbert are banking their Monday shows on this interview. Plus, of course, Ed Schultz needs something to be outraged about on Monday.

So you see, the whole cable commentary industry, not to daytime broadcasting like "The View" needs this interview for next week's programming.

shoutingthomas said...

The real problem for me...

I'll be watching the game at a band party. It's just assumed in art society that "nice" people are far leftists.

I'll have to keep my mouth shut.

Ann Althouse said...

Why are people sitting down watching TV before the game (other than for a preview of the game)? Do you want to get sick of watching TV before the thing you really care about begins?

Get off your asses people! It's daytime. The game starts early enough anyway. Get out of the house or go in the kitchen and cooks stuff. Anything but TV.

AJ Lynch said...

I don't watch the Super Bowl pre-game hoopla unless the Eagles are in it. So that means, I watched it once on TV and attended the 2nd time in person.

Fen said...

For a year or so, BOR has been moderating his criticism of BHO in an obvious attempt to get an interview like this.

Yup. You know its going to be a circle jerk. Bill will be soft and moderate, Barak will pat him on the head after he swallows.

edutcher said...

You'd get a better show with Ann doing a tag team bloggingheads with Bob Wright and Michelle Goldberg.

Skay said...

I cannot stand to listen to Obama's voice anymore-along with the fact that you cannot believe a word he says.

I have better things to do.

J Lee said...

At least 2/3s of O'Reilly's Monday show will be Bill interviewing the usual suspects about how Bill's interview with Obama went, whether or not there's actually any news in it, or of Bill spends 15 minutes commiserating with Baack about the Jets and Bears not making it to the title game.

You're almost praying for a major development in Egypt on Monday evening to pre-empt the naval-gazing festival (though it wouldn't matter, because he'd just hold the segments for Tueday night's show).

AJ Lynch said...

Maybe BOR will ask BHO:

Are you embarrassed that most Americans now understand you had very little knowledge about most important issues?

The Crack Emcee said...

Rush said O'Rielly was Ted Baxter, and, I'll be damned, but he's determined to live up to that.

I'll be watching the game with a group of black men - probably the only conservative in the group - and this will not help.

shoutingthomas said...

I'll be watching the game with a group of black men - probably the only conservative in the group - and this will not help.

Crack, I'll be watching the game with one of the bands I work with.

All far lefties except for me. They don't know that, because I keep my mouth shut.

This won't help me either. I survive by just walking away when they talk politics.

Palladian said...

I was just thinking the other day that Obama isn't on television nearly enough. He should just take over a cable channel so he would have his own network. He could seize that "O" channel, then he wouldn't even have to change the name.

The Concrete Dog said...
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The Concrete Dog said...

heh

Alex said...

shoutingthomas - you are a real fuckwad.

Oh REAL men watch all the previews while downing tubs of nachos.

lemondog said...

I can see why O'Reilly is going after the interview--he's a showman--but Obama?

Don't have (or want) cable but wasn't Obie at one point attempting to discredit Fox as a 'news' organization in an effort to suppress them?

This seems to be part of a non-too-subtle Clintonesque-move-to-the-center strategy.

Aren't we all impressed?

SteveR said...

No need to watch even though BOR might do better than the usual Obama interviewers. Anything interesting will get plenty of coverage. I'm more likely to watch Sex/City which is possible only with a threat of harm.

Mutaman said...

"I don't watch the Super Bowl pre-game hoopla unless the Eagles are in it"

Well the Eagles aren't in it this year. Mr. Tyrone Williams saew to that.

Anita said...

"I can see why O'Reilly is going after the interview--he's a showman--but Obama? Can't he just leave us alone with his incessant "messaging" for one day?"

It is important that Obama be portrayed as athletic. It's part of the whole Camelot-JFK thing. He must be seen at all major athletic events. Of course, being Obama, if he's not participating in the sporting event, then he must also be heard. Hence all the interviews.

The MSM is always banging on about Obama's athleticism. Even in the face of physical evidence (video clips) which show that he's a mediocre athlete. I mean, have you ever seen him throw a baseball? And his golf swing.....

I'm surprised they don't have him out on the White House front lawn playing touch football.

traditionalguy said...

The rumor on Aljazeera is that O'Reilly has resigned and Glen Beck will be doing the interview instead. But that maybe a preemptive rumor from Hosni's guys.

Roux said...

When they came on I switched the channel to some other mindless show. There's nothing I'd rather watch less than the POTUS lie to O'Reilly for 15 minutes.

Paul Kirchner said...

J Lee said...At least 2/3s of O'Reilly's Monday show will be Bill interviewing the usual suspects about how Bill's interview with Obama went, whether or not there's actually any news in it, or of Bill spends 15 minutes commiserating with Baack about the Jets and Bears not making it to the title game.
After Bill O'Reilly appeared on "The View," that was the top story on the O'Reilly Factor for about two weeks. It was endlessly rehashed, culminating with an appearance by Whoopee Goldberg on O'Reilly's show to go over the momentous occasion once more. Perhaps some people actually gave a shit about this meaningless publicity stunt, but it was the last straw for me as far as BO'R goes.

I would expect the O'Reilly-Obama Summit--being the cosmic alignment of the two greatest egos in the universe--to spawn at least six weeks of post-game analysis, discussion, dissection, and rehashing, all of which will be endlessly fascinating to BO'R and some of his devoted fans.

Why does the public love to pay homage to narcissistic a--holes?