Bill OReilly Goes Off on Media for Allowing Obama to Roam at Will During Rare Press Conference

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 15: Bill O’Reilly, host of FOX’s ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ at FOX Studios on December 15, 2011 in New York City. (Credit: Getty Images)

During his show on Fox News Wednesday, Bill O’Reilly said reporters allowed President Obama to “roam at will” during Wednesday’s rare presidential press conference, refusing to hold the commander-in-chief’s feet to the fire. The televised conference turned out to be a “waste of time,” O’Reilly explained, because the media wouldn’t ask the president tough questions regarding Benghazi and the David Petraeus scandal.

O’Reilly said the first question should have been: “When were you told about Gen. Petraeus and why was this kept secret until after the election?” It wasn’t the first question.

“Instead, an Associated Press guy asked an opinion question rather than a fact question, allowing the president to dance,” he added.

The host did, however, commend Fox News White reporter Ed Henry for pressing Obama on Libya when no one else would. Henry asked the president to address the families of the Benghazi victims and say whether he issued an “order” to save the Americans in Benghazi. Instead of providing a yes or no answer, Obama gave a long winded and vague answer.

“The president won’t say because it’s all under investigation. And believe me that investigation will be a long and winding road to quote Paul McCartney,” O’Reilly added. “The rest of the press conference was business as usual, allowing the president to roam at will.”

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