Billy The Goat did his best to cover for Brett Baier's incompetence tonight, but he couldn't resist a subtle dig when he said that HE, O'Rotlly, would have been more brash, And Baier himself admitted that confrontation was not 'my style."
So why didn't Baier turn down the interview or offer someone else in his place? Don't tell me about how he couldn't turn down such an opportunity because I now hate him for accepting the opportunity for which he was so ill-prepared.
The bulk of the O'Rotlly-Baier exchange though was about how Bigbadbama controlled the interview because he could, and about how any interviewer is at the mercy of any President. Nonsense. That's only true if you care about ever talking to him again, and you don't care about how weak you look.
I'm reminded of how Clinton wagged his finger at Chris Wallace when Wallace asked something that the Dope From Hope didn't like, and Wallace later said that he was shocked. SHOCKED! How outrageous for him, an accomplished journalist to say that. I would have simply said, "Mr. President, get that finger out of my face and don't ever dare do that again, or you'll get the same in return." Of course, I'd have added something that some might consider to be disrespectful like "you piece of slime," but that's just me.