O’Reilly Predicts His Super Bowl Interview Will ‘Go Down In Journalistic History’

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Four days later, Bill O’Reilly was still talking about his pre-Super Bowl interview with President Obama. And for good reason: the pundit is pretty sure that he made history.

“I’m going to predict that that interview that I did is going to go down in journalistic history as what should be done,” O’Reilly said Thursday on Geraldo Rivera’s radio show, according to Politico. “It takes a certain skill to pose questions in a factual way and be persistent without being disrespectful.”

O’Reilly has been making the media rounds in the days after the interview. During an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday, O’Reilly trashed Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, who wrote a critical piece on the Super Bowl Sunday interview.

“He’s a weasel, in my opinion. Beneath contempt,” O’Reilly said of Milbank.

O’Reilly has also made a point to talk about the interview every day on his eponymous Fox News show this week. On Wednesday, he devoted the opening segment of the “O’Reilly Factor” to responding to Jon Stewart’s mockery of the interview.

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