MRC president Brent Bozell appeared on "Cavuto" on the Fox Business channel on Monday night to discuss Bill O'Reilly's Super Bowl interview with President Obama.
Bozell said O'Reilly did a good job, but he wished he would have pushed back harder on the president's attacks on Fox News. "He’s speaking to his base. He’s speaking to his radical base – that’s what he’s got left – and he’s trying to mobilize them. "
Neil Cavuto asked if the deflection to attacks on Fox work. Bozell said "The difference between Clinton and Obama is that during the Clinton years, you didn't have social media, you didn’t have a vibrant internet. Look, the people are looking at a Benghazi report that was bipartisan, that said the CIA had warned them of this [terrorist threat]. There’s no way the president can dodge that responsibility."
Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino also appeared and added attacking Fox is a way for Obama to discourage reporters from following their line of tough questions:
GASPARINO: I think he’s also talking to the mainstream media. I think this whole thing of bringing up Fox is basically to try and convince The New York Times and all the rest of the media that, you know, ‘ignore those kooks over there. You know, listen to me,’ and you know, in some – this does resonate among reporters. I can tell you as someone who worked, I worked at the alleged, you know, I worked at The Wall Street Journal pre-News Corp buying it, I worked at Newsweek magazine – you couldn’t get any more liberal, more mainstream-media liberal than that. This is a common thread among my reporter brethren. It’s fascinating – they don’t see their own biases, they just see ours.