hillary clinton super bowl fox dig Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton get digs in at Bill O'Reilly and FOX during Super BowlThe 2014 Super Bowl has turned out to be a walloping, but there were some hard hits happening before the game, when Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly interviewed President Obama.

The interview touched on the big controversies of Obama’s presidency — Benghazi, healthcare, corruption inside the IRS — with the president saying that a lot of these things only stayed at the forefront of the news because of O’Reilly and Fox News.

When asked about the American people believing they were being misled during weeks after the Benghazi attacks because the president was running for re-election, Obama says, “They believe it because folks like you are telling them.”

Similarly, in response to a question about the IRS scrutinizing conservative groups, Obama says, “These kinds of things keep on surfacing in part because you and your TV station will promote them.”

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got in a more light-hearted dig, tweeting during the game, “It’s so much more fun to watch FOX when it’s someone else being blitzed & sacked! #SuperBowl.”

What do you think? Has Fox News been too hard on the Obama administration?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."