Talking Points Memo: Press Conference Was Business as Usual, Media Allowed Obama to 'Roam at Will' With His Answers
On last night's Talking Points Memo, Bill O'Reilly took issue with the White House press corps' handling of President Obama's first news conference in eight months. He believes the questions were vague and that reporters did not press President Obama on specific facts.
In particular, O'Reilly faulted Ben Feller of AP for allowing the president wiggle room on the question of when he knew about the Petraeus investigation. He pointed out that Feller asked for a general opinion from Obama on the situation rather than for a specific fact.
"The first question from the White House press corps should have
been very simple, 'Exactly when were you told about General Petraeus, Mr. President? And why was this kept secret until after the election?" O'Reilly said, adding "that's the kind of question that allows no wiggle room."
Feller's question, however, allowed the president to "dance" around the issue, O'Reilly stated, and cite the ongoing FBI investigation as a reason why he could not get into details.
Watch O'Reilly's Talking Points Memo: