Obama Fox News Interview: Bret Baier Interrupts Obama (VIDEO)
Fox News' Bret Baier interrupted President Obama so many times during Wednesday's interview that Newsweek described the enounter as a "interrupt-a-thon."
Baier acknowledged his repeated interjections at the end of the interview, by interrupting the president once more to apologize. Baier told Obama "I apologize for interrupting you, sir. I tried to get the most for our buck here."
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell said that he could not recall a reporter ever questioning or interrupting an American president in such an aggressive way. Certainly, O'Donnell argued, Fox News never took that approach with former President George W. Bush.
The Associated Press reported just a few of Baier's interjections.:
Several times Obama chided Baier for breaking into his lengthy answers with follow-up questions.
"Bret, you've got to let me finish my answers," Obama told Baier, the news channel's White House correspondent during the Bush administration.
"Sir," Baier responded, "I know you don't like to filibuster, but ..."
"Well," Obama said in cutting him off again, "I'm trying to answer your question and you keep on interrupting."
The tone was set early. Baier first asked about the latest efforts in the House to pass the bill, which elicited Obama's standard talking points about the benefits of the overhaul effort. Baier tried to bring Obama back to the question.
"Bret, let me finish," Obama said.
An unhappy Obama completed his answer, repeating his familiar reasons why lawmakers should pass legislation that would deliver the White House a victory on its top domestic priority during an election year when Democrats face tough prospects.
"Let me insert this," Baier said, trying to regain control of the conversation
WATCH: Brett Baier interrupts President Obama (compilation)