Bill O'Reilly will have a 15-minute pre-Super Bowl live interview with President Barack Obama. Expect softball questions and Obama to give long answers to run out the clock (as he did with Bret Baier). Also expect that it's the only access Fox News gets to the president all year.
Why not ditch the softballs and ask some hardball questions?
TOP TEN QUESTIONS BILL O'REILLY WILL ASK
1. WHO'S GOING TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL?--Who cares? Besides, this question has been asked before and answered. (The Chicago Bears lost, so Obama isn't taking sides.) Why waste precious time? Please DO NOT ask this question!
2. WHO ARE MICHELLE OBAMA AND THE KIDS ROOTING FOR?--Who cares?
3. WHAT MICHELLE OBAMA-APPROVED SUPER BOWL SNACKS ARE YOU EATING?--Who cares?
4. WHY DID YOU INVITE JENNIFER LOPEZ TO THE PARTY? WHO'S SHE ROOTING FOR?--Who cares?
5. GETTING SERIOUS NOW, WHAT'S YOUR OPINION OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN EGYPT?--A good question, but it will be too generally asked and too generally answered. Plus, Obama will ramble for five minutes here and say nothing of substance.
6. AFTER THE ARIZONA SHOOTING, WHAT'S YOUR OPINION ON GUN CONTROL IN AMERICA?--A legitimate question, but considering he's going to give a speech on this and hold a press conference on this, it's a waste of time.
7. YOU SPOKE ABOUT OUR "SPUTNIK MOMENT." WHY AREN'T AMERICAN KIDS DOING BETTER IN MATH AND SCIENCE?--O'Reilly is interested in this, but it's another opportunity for Obama to ramble on for five minutes saying that "science is good" and "our children represent our future."
8. WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING TO FOSTER A NEW CIVILITY BETWEEN DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS?--Yawn. He's the guy who called Republicans "hostage takers," remember?
9. THERE'S A NEW BALANCE OF POWER IN WASHINGTON WITH JOHN BOEHNER BECOMING THE NEW HOUSE SPEAKER. HOW DO YOU THINK YOU'LL GET ALONG?--Yawn. Another long answer filled with cliches.
10. QUICKLY BECAUSE I'M ALMOST OUT OF TIME, HAVE YOU WATCHED THE HANEY PROJECT ON THE GOLF CHANNEL? WILL YOU INVITE RUSH LIMBAUGH AND JOHN BOEHNER TO GOLF WITH YOU?--Yawn. Zzzzzz.
That will be the interview. A whole lot of nothing.
Bil O'Reilly has the rare chance to ask the President of the United States real questions before a massive audience of millions of Americans. Someone please get to Bill O'Reilly and have him ask these questions!
TOP TEN QUESTIONS BILL O'REILLY SHOULD ASK
1. IT WAS REVEALED ON FRIDAY THROUGH WIKILEAKS THAT THE UNITED STATES IS GOING TO GIVE RUSSIA INFORMATION ABOUT EVERY TRIDENT MISSILE THAT AMERICA HAS GIVEN THE UK. WHY HAS THERE BEEN NO COMMENT ON THIS STORY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE? IS THIS TRUE? IF SO, WHY DIDN'T SENATORS KNOW THIS BEFORE THEY VOTED ON THE START TREATY? WHY MUST SENATORS AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC LEARN THIS FROM A LEAK?--An important question about national security that deserves to be asked right now. Chances of the president being asked and answering this question--zero. It's not as important as his Super Bowl picks!
2. "OBAMACARE" HAS BEEN RULED UNCONSTITUTIONAL BY A FEDERAL COURT. YOU HAVE SWORN TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, YET YOUR ADMINISTRATION IS CONTINUING TO ENFORCE AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAW. WHY IS THIS? DON'T YOU, AS A CONSTITUTIONAL SCHOLAR NO LESS, KNOW THAT THIS IS A VIOLATION OF YOUR OATH?--Mark Levin has been talking about this all week. Obamacare was declared unconstitutional and the severability clause was left out. The law is void. It cannot be enforced. This is a tremendously important question to ask.
3. LAWS ARE LAWS, BUT IT SEEMS SOME PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS ARE ABOVE THEM. YOU HAND OUT OBAMACARE WAIVERS AND EPA WAIVERS. IF THESE LAWS ARE SO GOOD, WHY DON'T THEY APPLY EQUALLY TO ALL? HOW DO YOU DETERMINE WHO GETS A WAIVER AND WHO DOESN'T GET A WAIVER? WHY DO YOU DETERMINE THIS, AND NOT THE LAW ITSELF, OR CONGRESS? DO YOU THINK THIS IS FAIR FOR STRUGGLING SMALL BUSINESSES WHO DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR ADMINISTRATION AND WHO DON'T GET WAIVERS?--There should be Congressional hearings on all the waivers. There must be equal protection under the law, even in an Obama administration. No one asks him about this?
4. ETHANOL SUBSIDIES ARE A PROVEN FAILURE. THE RIOTS IN TUNISIA AND EGYPT WERE ABOUT FOOD SHORTAGES; WE HAVE FOOD, AND WE BURN IT! THIS RUINS THE WORLD'S FOOD SUPPLY, RAISES ENERGY COSTS, PLUS IT'S NOT EVEN GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT OR FOR CAR ENGINES. CAN YOU TELL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ONE SINGLE REASON WHY YOUR ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES TO PUSH FOR ETHANOL?--An important question that President Obama will never have to answer, but it will never be asked of him.
5. THERE ARE ENERGY BLACKOUTS IN THE DALLAS AREA. WHY IS THIS? DO YOU SUPPORT COAL OR DON'T YOU? DO YOU SUPPORT NUCLEAR POWER OR DON'T YOU? DO YOU SUPPORT DOMESTIC DRILLING FOR OIL OR DON'T YOU? DO YOU STILL THINK THAT COAL PLANTS SHOULD GO OUT OF BUSINESS? WITH THE PRICE OF ENERGY INCREASING AND WITH GULF OIL NOW UNRELIABLE, ISN'T YOUR ENERGY POLICY PUTTING THE ENTIRE NATION AT RISK?--The Texas blackouts have made national news and it's directly tied to Obama's "green energy" failures," but O'Reilly will never ask questions like this.
6. DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD DRILL FOR OIL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO? DON'T YOU AGREE THAT YOUR MORATORIUM HAS BEEN A DISASTER, CAUSING UNEMPLOYMENT, SHORTAGES IN ENERGY SUPPLIES, AND INCREASED ENERGY COSTS, FOR NO GOOD REASON? A FEDERAL JUDGE HAS FOUND YOUR ADMINISTRATION IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. IS THIS SOME REASON WHY YOU DON'T RESPECT OUR NATION'S COURTS? DO YOU THINK YOU'RE ABOVE THE LAW?--Contempt of two court decisions is hardly just a coincidence. As Mark Levin and Mike gamecock DeVine and others have pointed out, this shows lawlessness. But no one will ever ask Obama about it.
7. MOVING ON TO EGYPT, IT APPEARS THAT YOUR ADMINISTRATION HAS HAD TALKS WITH THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD. IS THIS TRUE? THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD--LIKE ITS ORGAN HAMAS--HAS SWORN TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE. DO YOU THINK WE CAN TRUST AN ORGANIZATION THAT IS SWORN TO GENOCIDE?--Obama had a Ramadan dinner with Muslim Brotherhood front organizations. O'Reilly won't touch the subject, even though Glenn Beck brought it to O'Reilly's attention while on O'Reilly's show. It's a serious question at a serious time.
8. YOU SAY THAT YOU ARE AGAINST WALL STREET FATCATS, YET THEY HAVE GOTTEN RICHER UNDER YOUR PROGRAMS, AND NO ONE HAS GONE TO JAIL. THE FED CONTINUES TO PRINT MONEY AND GIVE IT TO BANKS, SOME OF WHOM HAVE CAUSED THIS MESS. WHY HAS NO ONE GONE TO JAIL OVER THE HOME MORTGAGE SCANDAL AND THE RATING AGENCY SCANDAL AND OTHER SCANDALS THAT HAVE BASICALLY BANKRUPTED THIS COUNTRY? DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD AUDIT THE FED? DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD HAVE THE FED? DO YOU THINK THE FED WAS OK PRINTING A TRILLION DOLLARS OUT OF NOTHING, AND DO YOU AGREE THAT IT SHOULD BE DONE AGAIN? DO YOU THINK BEN BERNANKE HAS DONE A GOOD JOB, AND WHY OR WHY NOT?--Ah, the questions I'd ask the president about Wall Street and the economy. Not as important as his sports picks.
9. JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. THE UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBER CAME OUT ON FRIDAY AND IT WENT DOWN, MAINLY BECAUSE YOU NO LONGER COUNT MILLIONS OF DISCOURAGED WORKERS. WHY DON'T YOU REPORT AN UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBER TO THE PRESS THAT TRULY REFLECTS OUR UNEMPLOYED? YOUR STATE OF THE UNION IN JANUARY 2010 PREPARED TO ADDRESS JOBS, YET THE RESULTS HAVE BEEN MISERABLE. DO YOU THINK THE TRILLION DOLLAR STIMULUS AND THE PRINTING OF A TRILLION DOLLARS HAS HELPED? DO YOU THINK YOU'LL CALL FOR ANOTHER STIMULUS? WILL YOU CALL FOR MORE "GREEN JOBS"--PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN PROVEN FAILURES? WHY HAVE YOU BEEN SUCH A DISMAL FAILURE AS A "JOBS" PRESIDENT?--Imagine that, a question about "jobs," asking the president why he's been such a failure!
10. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. I'D LIKE TO END WITH AN OLD QUESTION, IRAN. CAN YOU SAY THAT ANY OF YOUR POLICIES IN OVER TWO YEARS HAS WORKED? HAS IRAN DONE ANYTHING TO SWEAR OFF GETTING A NUCLEAR WEAPON? YOU'VE TAKEN AWAY OUR NUCLEAR ARSENAL, BUT DO YOU HAVE ANY PLAN AT ALL TO DISARM A POTENTIALLY NUCLEAR IRAN?--A question no longer asked.
Bill O'Reilly has a rare chance to ask President Obama real questions. If O'Reilly asks a single question about football, you know he's wasted our time.
Does anyone on Fox News read RedState? Get O'Reilly to ask these real questions!