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Old 09-16-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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Everybody knows that it isn't "off the record" if you are in a room with 20 journalist 2 min. for the start of the press conference...Journalist do what they have to do and all mikes were ready for the start...also the journalists already started a few questions and nobody, incl Obama stated that his answer was "off the record"! Specially a president should know that he is watched better than anybody else.

If a journalist would have been on the phone with Obama and clearly would have been stated that he was giving remarks "off the record", that would be a different story, but not with 20 journalist in a room.

I heard the complete tape and Obama started really presidential stating that Kaney behavior was very improper and it wasn't done what he did to a 17 yr old girl, taking away her moment! Obama should have stopped there and than....although I agree that Kanye is a Jacka$$, it wasn't presidential, but it wasn't a crime either!

Too bad that Dem. can't say the same about Joe Wilson who clearly did something disrespectful and appologized to Obama and Pelosi. There was no reason to appologize to the House!

Harry reid never appologized for calling Bush a lyer and the rest of the things he called Bush!

I'm very happy that Joe Wilson collected so much money for his campaign and he was right, the loophole was taken out days later, so Joe Wilson contributed with his remark to close the loophole!
You heard the whole tape, did ya? I heard a sniglet of it.....where did you hear the WHOLE tape? From beginning to end? And yes bentlebee, when an interview doesn't officially begin, everything said is "off the record", everyone & their mother knows that, especially a journalist. I know, you'll do whatever you can to spin this but the fact remains, what the journalist did was unethical & really should be reprimended for it.
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:54 PM
 
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:57 PM
 
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yes! kanye has become a meme AGAIN!

i like the one where he keeps interrupting himself.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Mastic Beach
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So now the president isnt aloud to be human right? you want some robot in office.... Hell clinton can get happy endings in the oval office but Obama cant call kanye a jackass?
Kanye is a jackass.
He has no class at all.
They should have smacked him with Michael Jacksons glove.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:02 PM
 
Location: mancos
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You heard the whole tape, did ya? I heard a sniglet of it.....where did you hear the WHOLE tape? From beginning to end? And yes bentlebee, when an interview doesn't officially begin, everything said is "off the record", everyone & their mother knows that, especially a journalist. I know, you'll do whatever you can to spin this but the fact remains, what the journalist did was unethical & really should be reprimended for it.
yeah especialy NEWTS mother. oh yeah that was different.that was connie
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:03 PM
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President Barack Obama called hip-hop musician Kanye West a "jackass" on Monday in an off-the-record comment during an interview with CNBC, an ABC News anchor reported on Twitter.

"Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a 'jackass' for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT'S presidential," "Nightline" co-anchor Terry Moran wrote Monday evening to his more than 1 million followers.

The tweet forced the network to issue an apology after the Internet quickly became abuzz over the stunning remark published on the microblogging site

Obama Calls Kanye West a 'Jackass' - Political News - FOXNews.com

Why does a network has to appologize for the words of the president...are they so special you can't forward them on a tweet....

IMO the words are correct to be used for Kanye...but indeed not presidential!

But this president has proven not to be "presidential" at all and btw he thinks he is still campaigning ......

Yes, what the guy did was very unprofessional and ironically, the 19 year old behaved like an adult in the situation.

That being said, the guy was drunk and has some mental health issues. He apologized and I think that people should move on and hope he seeks some help. We have all screwed up at one time or another and it is not proper to crucify a guy for this.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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Yes We Kanye?
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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Oh no we can kanye!
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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Obama's got to be consistent. Where was the "He's a jackass" comments for Reverend Wright. Van Jones. Henry Louis Gates. And now Jimmy Carter.
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I completely agree with the President on this issue. It was great to hear Obama in a candid moment.
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