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During Fox's pre-Super Bowl show, President Obama sat down to chat with Bill O'Reilly. During that interview, Obama may have--at last--opened the trap door under both the winger fringe and its house network. When O'Reilly asked him about the Cincy IRS bureau's improper investigation of right-leaning groups, Obama said--rightly--that it was just one local branch, and this and other scandals are only in the news because Fox News Channel makes them into big stories.
O’REILLY: So you don’t recall seeing Schulman, because what some people are saying is that the IRS was used at a local level in Cincinnati, maybe other places –
OBAMA: Absolutely wrong.
O’REILLY: How do you know that, because we still don’t know what happened?
OBAMA: No, we do — that’s not what happened. Folks have again had multiple hearings on this. These kinds of things keep on surfacing in part because you and your TV station will promote them.
Ouch. I know a lot of us have been waiting for Obama to finally call out Faux News for being decidedly unfair and unbalanced. And now the nation saw it for all to see. I don't normally do three diaries a day, but this was too good to pass up.