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

    President Obama has troubles with voters in Texas, and, apparently, with interviewers from the Lone Star State as well.

    "Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?" Obama told reporter Brad Watson after an interview with WFAA-TV of Dallas, one of four interviews with local television stations at the White House on Monday.

    The exchange is toward the end of the video.

    Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time - The Oval: Tracking the Obama presidency

    What a child this man is. Thin skinned, and unwilling to be challenged in his answers to tough questions. In fact anyone remember during the campaign, reporters he didn't like the questions of somehow disappeared from the press pool?

    This is a man that likes to 'control' the media and when he can't it rattles him. What a loser he is.

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

    Diddums have himsewf some pwobwems answering the tought qwestions fwom da mean old weporter???

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What a child this man is. Thin skinned, and unwilling to be challenged in his answers to tough questions. In fact anyone remember during the campaign, reporters he didn't like the questions of somehow disappeared from the press pool?

    This is a man that likes to 'control' the media and when he can't it rattles him. What a loser he is.

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    This is The Obama Way. And his buddy, Raum, ascribes to the same playbook. I can't find a link, but Emanuel has temporarily ostracized a few reporters for their "uncomfortable questions." The press corps has responded with, "This ain't Washingon." I just heard one of them interviewed on the radio this morning.
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What a child this man is. Thin skinned, and unwilling to be challenged in his answers to tough questions. In fact anyone remember during the campaign, reporters he didn't like the questions of somehow disappeared from the press pool?

    This is a man that likes to 'control' the media and when he can't it rattles him. What a loser he is.

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    Haven't you noticed that with a LARGE amount of the media? Apparently, everything needed to be fair when Obama and his administration entered office.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    This is The Obama Way. And his buddy, Raum, ascribes to the same playbook. I can't find a link, but Emanuel has temporarily ostracized a few reporters for their "uncomfortable questions." The press corps has responded with, "This ain't Washingon." I just heard one of them interviewed on the radio this morning.
    This isn't that uncommon. The White House tries and gets as many friendly reporters there as possible to portray them in a better light. Secondly, there is a difference between asking tough question and getting answers and being an asshole reporter. Continually interrupting the interviewee is an asshole thing to do.

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

    well you can't really blame someone for getting upset with being cut off mid sentance. he is the President afterall.
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    Re: Obama to reporter: 'Let me finish my answers' next time

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    This isn't that uncommon. The White House tries and gets as many friendly reporters there as possible to portray them in a better light. Secondly, there is a difference between asking tough question and getting answers and being an asshole reporter. Continually interrupting the interviewee is an asshole thing to do.
    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...

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

    Isn't it appropriate to let someone answer, completely answer a question when you ask one? Why ask a question if you don;t really want a complete answer? Sounds like what you would find on a politicakl board where the person asking the question only wants the answer they've created in their mind.

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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...
    Getting an answer is fine. But being an ass and keep on interrupting him when he is trying to answer is different.

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

    Obama has been babied since the day he announced his run for president its been nonstop pandering to him...he is totally unprepared to be asked real questions.

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