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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    I don't think saying "Let me finish my answer" is an extreme thing to say. Seems reasonable to me.
    Obama should have bowed down and kissed the man's feet before he asked for permission...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    I don't think saying "Let me finish my answer" is an extreme thing to say. Seems reasonable to me.
    if he didn't admonish the interviewer, they would point to the interview and insist Obama was showing weakness by allowing himself to be so disrespected
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I agree somewhat. I don't think Wallace was being a prick, or being unprofessional, or anything like that. I think Clinton just went off because he was sick and tired of the whole "Clinton never did anything (or didn't do enough) to try and catch Osama bin Laden" narrative which Wallace was repeating.
    Wallace wasn't repeating the narrative, he was asking him a question about it, giving Clinton the opportunity to address his critics and set the record straight in front of the very audience that most needed to hear it... The mostly conservative based viewers of Fox News.

    Those videos were more for comic relief and comparison than anything else. What Obama said to that reporter pales in comparison to these guys' reactions, that's why I put em there.
    I understand, np here... and btw, I didn't like the way Clark was interviewed, nor did I like the interview Clark gave.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    [emphasis added by bubba]

    thank you for another opportunity to force you to eat your own words: [emphasis again added by bubba]
    And thank you for responding exactly as I expected you to, and giving me the opportunity to show your dishonesty.

    I commented on how Bush dealt with reporters who gave rude, partisan or unfair interviews, and you posted a video of an Iraqi reporter throwing a shoe at him, along with a picture that depicts people honoring that event.

    So, have you relieved all that pent up political anger of yours and gotten the Bush Bashing out of the way for today, or should we expect to see a few more partisan, off topic attacks on GW??

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

    Wanting to be able to finish one's thoughts and sentences warrants a comparison to Al Capone? Are you kidding me? Turn off the ****ing Limbaugh and Beck... unreal. It's like a pack of piranhas that will feast on anything regardless of how much of it is just trash.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    And thank you for responding exactly as I expected you to, and giving me the opportunity to show your dishonesty.

    I commented on how Bush dealt with reporters who gave rude, partisan or unfair interviews, and you posted a video of an Iraqi reporter throwing a shoe at him, along with a picture that depicts people honoring that event.

    So, have you relieved all that pent up political anger of yours and gotten the Bush Bashing out of the way for today, or should we expect to see a few more partisan, off topic attacks on GW??
    [emphasis added by bubba]
    again, you misrepresent what you actually said. so, (once again) let's do see what you actually posted:
    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Believe me, I know exactly what you're saying and agree with you... Why do you think I said Obama should have taken a page from George Bush's book on how to deal with hostile members of the media?
    [emphasis added by bubba]

    if you will look at it again (the video has been provided twice already) you will see how bush
    deal[t] with hostile members of the media

    just as you presented
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    well you can't really blame someone for getting upset with being cut off mid sentance. he is the President afterall.
    Doesn't matter who the man is. It's never okay to be rude to someone and cut them off mid-sentence. For example, the interview the President did w/Bill O'Rielly on Super Bowl Sunday. I kept hoping the President would tell O'Rielly, "I'd appreciate it if you'd let me finish my statement before going on to the next question." I see nothing wrong with that, and while I did think O'Rielly did a decent interview, I was rather annoyed at him for constantly interrupting or injecting his smart-allic quips at the end of each answer the President provided. That was very rude and disrespectful.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    So I am not allowed to bring up birtherism in a thread, unless a Conservative brings up first and expresses birtherism ideas...
    No, that isn't what I said. You know that too. You can bring up what ever you wish, no matter how small and petty it makes you appear. But when you post something making it appear as though someone else is saying these things, it is not only dishonest, but should not be tolerated.

    I have never heard of this rule before, and it's a BS rule as far as I am concerned.
    So you think you should be able to just post anything and attribute it to your opposition whether true or not, as long as it scathingly mocks, and ridicules your opponent....? And you think that is an honorable way to debate?

    I didn't make my statement personal, nor was it directed at anybody. I explained myself in that statement.
    Sure you did, and although you didn't direct it at a person, you generalized which is worse.

    I assume the journalist is biased, and that the journalist thinks Obama is all bad.
    See, that is your problem. You think because the reporter didn't ask softball questions of your hero Obama, that he is biased. Yet, if the roles are reversed, would I be correct in assuming that a liberal media person asking questions of a conservative, and not allowing that conservative to get away with skewing the facts is a biased PoS and out to get him as well?

    I personally don't think there is any reason to be afraid of the president or think he is evil.
    No, I don't think he is evil either, I disagree with how he fundamentally sees this country, and her place in the world, and I think that his policies are ruiness for this country, and I also think that he outright lies to avoid the tough stances, and decisions he has made.

    If you can't handle listening to the president explain his decisions and why he made them, in his own words, they you really don't know who he is. Part of interviewing the president, is learning who he really is and what drives him.
    No, I can't stand listening to him because he is a liar. And I don't need some 20 minute lecture to answer a 30 second question. As for knowing who he is, the time for that was in 2007, but you libs did your best to help him hide that didn't you?

    The president isn't crazy or hateful. He doesn't sound insane like Ahmadinejad when he talks.
    Crazy? no. Hateful, absolutely! He is very transparent in holding grudges. As for sounding insane? I guess that is a matter of what you think of his policies isn't it?

    I can only assume you're a birther, otherwise, you wouldn't have taken so much offense to my statement..
    Well, you'd be dead wrong. See, that is the problem with you assuming anything. Although I think that Obama is purposely withholding his long form BC, because it is a distraction, and a way to paint with a broad brush his opposition, just like you attempted here, but I called you on, I am more so interested in his upbringing, whom influenced him at a young age, his schooling, and his grades and papers, what he thought, who he really is.

    But you go ahead and cling to bomb throwing of sorts like you tried here, and I am sure that more accolades like the one from Bubba will emerge, and your position on the far left will be staked out for you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ECU_Drummer View Post
    With his comments that were caught "off camera", it wouldn't surprise me that he is complaining a bit much. It's understood that the media will do whatever they can to try to get an answer. If he doesn't like it, then perhaps he shouldn't interview as much. Then again, that could create a different problem all in itself...
    I don't think the problem is him giving interviews. I think the issue is that in some cases the interviewee isn't allowing him to fully answer his question before going to the next issue or add his/her own commentary at the tailend of a question he has already answered (ala, O'Rielly) or asks the same question a "different" way after it has been asked and answered already. Such antics and displays of disrespect would get on my nerves as well and I'm a very patient person.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I don't think the problem is him giving interviews. I think the issue is that in some cases the interviewee isn't allowing him to fully answer his question before going to the next issue or add his/her own commentary at the tailend of a question he has already answered (ala, O'Rielly) or asks the same question a "different" way after it has been asked and answered already. Such antics and displays of disrespect would get on my nerves as well and I'm a very patient person.
    We'll see if you are as annoyed with a republican candidate being questioned by an MSNBC reporter and doing the same when the time comes....I suspect your position may shift a little....heh.

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