It’s Fox News Channel’s turn for the annual Super Bowl interview with President Obama, with the honors going to its most popular host, Bill O’Reilly.
Fox is broadcasting the game pitting the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. Typically, the network broadcasting the game gets the interview. It will be the third time the Fox host has interviewed the president.
CBS had the game last year, and Scott Pelley got the interview.
In the 2011 Super Bowl interview, O'Reilly hit several issues, and Obama handled them well, even this one from the host: "Does it disturb you that so many people hate you?"
The president didn’t miss a beat. "The people who dislike you don't know you," said Obama. "The folks who hate you, they don't know you. What they hate is whatever funhouse mirror image of you that's out there. So you don't take it personally."Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.