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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    just saw the whole interview (thanks for the link, gps)
    Raw video: News 8's one-on-one with President Obama | wfaa.com | Features


    gotta say that Obama was in the wrong
    watched the entire (9 minute) session with a note pad to record every instance in which Obama was interrupted by the interviewer
    once
    at -1:15
    and it was one of those points where the interviewer might normally conclude that the speaker had finished responding, but it was actually a pause
    there was an earlier instance where the president interrupted the interviewer

    my conclusion is Obama chastized the reporter without legitimate basis


    the reporter should not have characterized that as the president chaffing at someone who pressed hard questions. he should have called the president out as unfairly criticizing him for interruptions which did not occur. but then, if i am the public target of a presidential admonishment, i am probably going to take a strong, defensive verbal stand, as the interviewer did


    in short, this was an Obama **** up
    the reporter deserves an apology ... a public one
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    I have to disagree with your opinion of the reporter's one interruption.

    Nevertheless, shame on the President for interrupting and then having the gall to try to school someone else on manners.
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    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Did you ask yourself this question with the same insight you show here before expressing an opinion? I'll look back at the comments and see if you expressed an opinion one way or the other so you can't hide from it.

    I'll get you a link to the uncut, entire interview (was about 8 minutes long) in a few.
    By all means, provide such a link (I think someone did). I expressed an opinion based on the claim in the opening post. I also noted the interviewer editorialized. The full clip doesn't change that opinion.

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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Here is my thing, if I were president and a guy ask me a retarded question like "Why do you think you are so unpopular in Texas?" or whatever it was, I'm going to not give a **** what else the guy says. That would be like a reporter asking Bush "Why do you think your not that popular with gay people?" It's a stupid question. If any one of you were the president you might be lucky enough not to say worse than what Obama had said, especially at least he said "next time" as if to imply he was actually going to let the guy get an interview again someday.
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    big picture---the president doesn't have any answers

    sorry

    if he did, harry would put em on the floor

    leadership, anyone?

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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Watson should have asked Obama how is it he could claim his mother was on food stamps when he was a kid, when food stamps didn't exist until 1978. Not to mention, Obama lived with his grandmother, who was VP of the Bank of Hawaii at the time, and he was attending a high-brow prep school.

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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    You can hold an evasive politician's feet to the fire without being rude.
    Being evasive when a reporter is asking a question is not rude?
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Being evasive when a reporter is asking a question is not rude?
    no, it's not rude. every pol does it, every one.

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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    no, it's not rude. every pol does it, every one.
    If everyone pisses and ****s on your front lawn does that mean it is no longer rude since everyone does it? It is still rude just like when politicians give evasive answers when a reporter asks them a simple question.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    I would have had more respect for Obama's sentiments if he'd spoken up as it was happening. That's what a strong man would have done. "Wait a moment, I'm not finished," *flashes toothy grin*

    I've found that President Obama uses press time "up" by giving lengthy, off-point answers to questions. I don't fault the interviewer for doing his job. I would fault him if he sat there and let Obama pontificate his brains out and run out the clock.
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