O’Rielly backs the prez.

The Republican commissioner told a conference audience on Friday, “I think that the president is rightfully venting his experiences and disappointment with how the coverage has been occurring regarding his administration. I’ve been surprised how vitriolic that the coverage has been. I think that President Clinton got better coverage during the middle of impeachment than the president is getting these days.” It should be noted, however, that Mr. O’Rielly stopped short of endorsing the president’s remarks about license revocation, saying, “I’m pretty consistent on licensing and would not want politics to influence our decision-making. I believe in the independence of the agency.”