Obama: Gee, maybe Biden could have phrased it differently

posted at 9:21 am on August 16, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

It’s been nearly two months since Barack Obama opened himself to questions from the White House press corps, and as long since he’s done a hard-news one-on-one interview.  Yesterday, though, he gave two hard-hitting interviews to … People and Entertainment Tonight.  In the first, he scoffed at the notion that Joe Biden meant anything racial when he told a Danville, Virginia crowd that “they goin’ to put y’all back in chains.”  By the time Obama and the First Lady did the ET hit with reporter Nancy O’Dell, Obama softened his position to allow that Biden’s phrasing was “a distraction.”

What changed?  Oh, yes … Obama had finally gotten around to listening to Biden’s speech:

Hey, maybe Entertainment Tonight is more hard-hitting than we knew!  They got Obama to implicitly admit that he’d defended Biden earlier without qualification while not bothering to find out what Biden said.  Quick, what’s the ET position on Medicare reform?  Totally hot or box-office poison?

The panel at Morning Joe this morning wasn’t as, er, entertained by Obama’s press availability.  “It’s a curious election,” Joe Scarborough sighed.  “Where do I go to get my weighty interview?” Scarborough asked derisively.  “I go to Nancy O’Dell.”

Scarborough isn’t picking on O’Dell, of course.  He’s criticizing a President who seems to be afraid of his own press corps.


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Yes, lets get back to proper discourse and call Romney a Tax Cheating racist Felon who killed a guy’s wife with cancer.

Daemonocracy on August 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM

and Ann Romney’s horse, have to bring that up.

Daemonocracy on August 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Good god! what is that gigantic picnic table thing he is setting next to?

Oh, I see.

esnap on August 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM

it also spontaneously combusts like a Fisker

Slade73 on August 16, 2012 at 10:28 AM

no such luck…

affenhauer on August 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

…. wearing a red and white check print dress by ASOS.. Her exact dress is just $86.20 and you can click the image below to purchase.

Jomama on August 16, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Nope. I wouldn’t buy that thing for anyone’s significant other, or anyone else for that matter.

Now, if I wanted to keep brisket juice off the picnic table…..

86 bucks and change for THAT?

Tenwheeler on August 16, 2012 at 2:03 PM

>>>>Nope. I wouldn’t buy that thing for anyone’s significant other, or anyone else for that matter.

I wouldn’t wear it.
I think I might have remembered it because we has looked at an old Airstream camper that had been totally restored.
I’m pretty sure they used that fabric for the curtains. Fiddle de dee Scarlett.

Jomama on August 16, 2012 at 2:10 PM

Had looked..whoopsie

Jomama on August 16, 2012 at 2:11 PM

I think Michelle’s upper arms are beefier than her husband’s.

Better watch out, Barry. She may kick your a@@ when you lose in November if she can’t continue to be The Queen.

disa on August 16, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Somewhere, a picnic table is naked.

Del Dolemonte on August 16, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Thank goodness it’s the table that’s naked and not Michelle!

natasha333 on August 16, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Native Americans s/b enraged at how Elizabeth Warren and cohorts think of them.

Schadenfreude on August 16, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Speaking of Fauxahontas…

Del Dolemonte on August 16, 2012 at 6:17 PM

That angry broad on the left looks like she just sucked on a lemon.

tom daschle concerned on August 16, 2012 at 9:24 PM

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