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Bill O’Reilly: Abraham Lincoln Would Never Have Appeared on Funny or Die

As anyone could have expected after watching Fox News today, Bill O’Reilly opened his show with a take down of President Barack Obama’s appearance on Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. “Using a comedic web site to enroll people is a little bit desperate, don’t you think?” he asked.

While O’Reilly said he doesn’t really have a problem with the video “in general,” the timing of it, coming in the middle of tensions with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine, was problematic. “Looks like Putin believes the president is a lightweight,” he said. “Will a comedy will a comedy video counter that?”

“I’m all for PR,” O’Reilly continued, saying he would have fine with someone like Press Secretary Jay Carney going on Funny or Die, but not with the president of the United States. “All I can tell is you is Abe Lincoln would not have done it,” he said definitively.

“There comes a point when serious times call for serious action,” O’Reilly said. “We’re a divided nation which talking points believes is in decline. Mr. Obama is quick, has a good sense of humor, those are assets. But he needs to be aware, he needs to be aware of how his enemies perceive him, because I believe the testing of America is just getting started.”

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