Bill O'Reilly harshly criticized Obama's appearance and described her participation as "Hollywood left boosterism" that was aimed as "propaganda to make [the Obamas look] glamorous." He commented on how other first ladies did not participate in the awards in such a way. "Laura Bush would never at any time have introduced any award," he said.
MSNBC's Donny Deutsch appeared on Piers Morgan's show and told the CNN host that he thought Obama was an "uninvited guest." He said that he would have liked to see more Jack Nicholson and did not appreciate what he considered a political moment during a night honoring the best in entertainment. He added that Obama's presence was "intrusive and not additive" to his Oscars-viewing experience.