TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Bill O’Reilly Hits Back at Chris Hayes for Super Bowl Interview Criticism

Bill O’Reilly responded to Chris Hayescriticism of his Super Bowl interview with President Obama last night by arguing against Hayes’ claim no one is self-made in America.

Hayes had called O’Reilly out for calling the president a “nanny state guy” during their Super Bowl interview while depicting himself as “self-made” because O’Reilly grew up in a Long Island town built heavily on federal housing assistance.

“Federal housing policy was providing GI’s who came back from World War II with low cost mortgages,” O’Reilly said, claiming these weren’t “freebies” and people like his naval officer father deserved the mortgages because they fought for years where they “weren’t making any money.”

“My father had to pay a mortgage, he paid on the house, it wasn’t a giveaway…he didn’t get a check from the government,” O’Reilly added. He concluded that some “zealots” on the left are just grasping for anything.

We’ve reached out to MSNBC to see if viewers can expect a response from Hayes tonight but haven’t heard back yet.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media Strategy Boot Camp

Social Media Strategy Boot CampStarting November 10, build a complete social media strategy for your brand! Through a series of weeklong webcasts, marketing and social media experts will teach you how to integrate social media into your overall marketing strategy, understand key metrics and analytics, and master the emerging trends in social. Register now!