Obama: I don’t watch the news because I usually already know the stuff they’re reporting

posted at 11:21 am on July 23, 2014 by Allahpundit

C’mon.

Mr. Obama told supporters [at a Democratic fundraiser] that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.”

That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to the Fast and Furious gun-running operation, and the Department of Justice spying on news reporters.

He’s been mocked for the “I found out about scandal X at the same time you did” BS endlessly over the last year, and not just by conservatives. Jon Stewart beat up on him for it last summer, simply because the comic potential in stacking one implausible faux-ignorant White House soundbite on top of another — scandal after scandal — was irresistible. The Free Beacon found enough material to put together a short highlight reel a few months ago. Maybe O lowered his guard last night and let the truth slip because he was in front of a room of Democrats but I prefer to think he’s now accepted that literally no one believes his excuses so he might as well stop pretending. Like Matt Continetti says, he’s in his YOPO phase.



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LOL. It’s really lucky that Obama’s pals in the MSM will make sure most people never hear about this or connect the dots.

cynccook on July 23, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Hard to tell when King Barack is lying. Since he’s lying almost all of the time.

GarandFan on July 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Its clear that Obama is marching to his own drum, and has absolutely not a care in the world about what he says, what he does, or what others may think of it.

BobMbx on July 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Uhhh, not if you wait for someone to read the morning paper to you…..

dentarthurdent on July 23, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Obama found out he doesn’t usually watch the news when he saw it in the media.

ExUrbanKevin on July 23, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Obama will say anything but being married to Moochelle proves he will do anything!

tim c on July 23, 2014 at 11:28 AM

This guy is a joke.

forest on July 23, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Another take could be:

He knows what they’re reporting because they are noble followers and have been told what to report and dutifully comply.

jjjdad on July 23, 2014 at 11:29 AM

False gods always think they are omniscient.

ConstantineXI on July 23, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Hard to tell when King Barack is lying. Since he’s lying almost all of the time.

GarandFan on July 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM

It’s more like:
Hard to tell when King Barack is NOT lying. Since he’s lying almost all of the time.

SayNo2-O on July 23, 2014 at 11:29 AM

He’s not even trying anymore. I guess he figures that no one can do anything about his dictatorship at this point in time.

He’s right, too.

bimmcorp on July 23, 2014 at 11:29 AM

He already knows he sucks at his job?

NoDonkey on July 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM

can president pen and phone be disingenuous if the MSM and 40% of the country pays no notice?

warmairfan on July 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM

I wonder how the golf course played?

MTF on July 23, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Who can blame Obama for checking out?

Mission accomplished – America in decline, expanded and more corrupt state, and an increasing dependency class.

His job’s done.

Now let him finish his waffle, racists.

gwelf on July 23, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Okay, at this point, he’s just trolling us.

I’m beginning to think the entire presidency has just been him and his bros taking pools in the office to see which total bs thing will get the right the most riled up.

The Schaef on July 23, 2014 at 11:32 AM

“Know It All” meets “Not My Fault.” Even TOTUS can’t keep all the contradictions straight with this self-referential speech junky.

Barnestormer on July 23, 2014 at 11:33 AM

That’s the problem with lying – you can’t remember the previous lies you’ve already told and you end up contradicting yourself.

PatMac on July 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Obama: I don’t watch the news because I usually already know the stuff they’re reporting
=======================

Wait a tic,..Hopey has one of those “Seeing Eye thingys”, from the Lord of The Rings!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(sarc)

canopfor on July 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM

He doesn’t watch the news because it’s no longer absolute praise of him. Occasionally something negative gets said about him and he has to curl up in the fetal position and cry for an hour.

Flange on July 23, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Maybe Hopey knows, because he’s the author!!
(sarc)

canopfor on July 23, 2014 at 11:35 AM

C’mon……

My thoughts exactly

cmsinaz on July 23, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Obama frequently says he hears about scandals only from news reports, then says he doesn’t watch the news because he knows what they will say. Really? Does that mean he knew about all those scandals before the media (mostly Fox News) reported them?

Obama: I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout nuthin’. Now gimme ten grand so I can play golf.

Steve Z on July 23, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Is he trying to be Larry, Curly, or Moe?

faraway on July 23, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Maybe O lowered his guard last night and let the truth slip because he was in front of a room of Democrats but I prefer to think he’s now accepted that literally no one believes his excuses so he might as well stop pretending.

Riiiiiiight. O’Butthead has seen the light, knows he hasn’t been forthcoming about certain things (everything) and is mending his ways.

eyeroll

The charade never ends with these clowns. Thanks, Amerikan voters. Thanks a lot.

MisterElephant on July 23, 2014 at 11:38 AM

but I prefer to think he’s now accepted that literally no one believes his excuses

Barky has always known that. Not only does he not care but that’s actually part of the thrill he gets out of it. Barky gets a kick out of telling totally ridiculous, insane things that no one could possibly believe and then watching people forced to accept the intellectually offensive lies.

Barky’s been doing this since he first slimed onto the public stage and you still don’t quite get it. This is what Barky really gets his kicks from – aside from the immense, irreparable destruction and pain he’s bringing to us.

Barky always knew that he was an idiot and that he babbles on about things that don’t make sense or are too stupid for anyone to even pretend to take seriously. Then he sits back and watches as people strain to make sense of his idiocy and strain to believe him and he laughs his azz off. He says “profit AND earnings ratios”, showing what a total moron and mathematical illiterate he is and then gets a kick out of people still listening to him talk about anything involving numbers over 20.

Barky is an 84 IQ dumbsh!t and he knows it (he’s seen his own test scores and knows that he couldn’t pass an 8th grade math test or a 10th grade English exam) but he laughs and laughs and laughs at people contorting themselves to, somehow, argue that he has more than two brain cells to rub together.

“They made me Precedent of the Hah-vahd Lawn Review and I can’t even spell!! Ha, ha, ha, ha …”

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on July 23, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Obama openly mocks us all, because who’s going to stop him? The media?

Obama’s untouchable. And he knows it.

portlandon on July 23, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Only a pathological liar lies about things that can so easily be disproven.

vityas on July 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Its clear that Obama is marching to his own drum, and has absolutely not a care in the world about what he says, what he does, or what others may think of it.

BobMbx on July 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM

That is never true for a narcissist.

Barack The Magnificent might not care about what anyone else wants, but he EXPECTS worship.

ConstantineXI on July 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Plus I gotta play golf.

Galtian on July 23, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Just remember, if Obama says it in public, it is a lie.

sadatoni on July 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Speaking of Story Telling:

https://twitter.com/markknoller

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1h

And despite multiple crises around the world, Pres Obama said the world has never been healthier, wealthier, more tolerant w/ more oppty.

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1h

POTUS said “The difference is, is that we responded faster” to the financial crisis than to the Great Depression..

Mark Knoller @markknoller · 1h

Pres Obama told DNC event, the contraction from the 2008 financial crisis was “technically more severe than the Great Depression’s.”

canopfor on July 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM

SNORT

gophergirl on July 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Obama: Semi-retired President: I don’t watch the news because I usually already know the stuff they’re reporting

FIFY

Galtian on July 23, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Okay, at this point, he’s just trolling us.

I’m beginning to think the entire presidency has just been him and his bros taking pools in the office to see which total bs thing will get the right the most riled up.

The Schaef on July 23, 2014 at 11:32 AM

He certainly doesn’t care what he says from day to day. He know no one of note will do anything about it. And I suspect he get a wonderful laugh at the way he can yank the rights chain, week after week.

And he succeeds. And the GOP are laughing at us too.

Walter L. Newton on July 23, 2014 at 11:41 AM

I wonder how the golf course played?

my dad taught me early that an easy way to judge a man’s character is to watch how he marks his scorecard

DanMan on July 23, 2014 at 11:41 AM

…2 more years?

JugEarsButtHurt on July 23, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Hard to tell when King Barack is lying. Since he’s lying almost all of the time.

GarandFan on July 23, 2014 at 11:25 AM

If his purple lips are moving…. he’s lying.

Key West Reader on July 23, 2014 at 11:41 AM

He really is insane. I expect him to be making virgin sacrifices before he leaves office.

/?

faraway on July 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Obama: I don’t watch the news because I usually already know the stuff they’re reporting

You guys just don’t get it. You’re mixing up truth and what is being reported.

He does already know the stuff they’re reporting. That’s because the news is filtered and spun by the West Wing and dutifully reported by their ministry of propaganda (aka the mainstream media). Mika went off script at one point and actually had Valarie Jarrett call her while she was on the air. Ben Rhodes got his brother (and CBS News President) to fire the one MSM reporter who wasn’t buying the Benghazi narrative. NSA spying on Americans was dismissed as a continuation of a program under GWB even though it was not. Operation Fast and Furious has not been reported on at all. I could go on for some time in just how the stuff being reported is nothing but propaganda manufactured to protect a lazy stupid shiftless rat-eared tyrant.

Happy Nomad on July 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM

America’s first Troll in Chief. I’ll bet he’s already been banned from Hot Air under KeninCT or lib4life.

Chuck Schick on July 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM

He’s POTUS of all 60 states, the country that built the InterContinenal Railroad.

formwiz on July 23, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Oh, and BTW, don’t expect the crap weasel at WaPo to fact check this claim with any integrity or fidelity either.

Happy Nomad on July 23, 2014 at 11:43 AM

It’s all lies all the time with this lying liar.

Unfortunately we’re stuck for 911 more days.

Brat on July 23, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Hard to tell when he’s lying? Hard to tell when he’s Not lying.

Arssanguinus on July 23, 2014 at 11:47 AM

WTF?? He knows nothing and yet somehow knows everything??

sorrowen on July 23, 2014 at 11:48 AM

America’s first Troll in Chief. I’ll bet he’s already been banned from Hot Air under KeninCT or lib4life.

Chuck Schick on July 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Heh, yeah. I bet 0bama is pissed that Ed ended the Obamateurism of the Day posts, and is baiting him to start them again.

Brat on July 23, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Another take could be:

He knows what they’re reporting because they are noble followers and have been told what to report and dutifully comply.

jjjdad on July 23, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Nailed. It.

Steve Eggleston on July 23, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Obama found out he doesn’t usually watch the news when he saw it in the media
ExUrbanKevin on July 23, 2014 at 11:28 AM

BINGO!!! Thread Winner!!!!

xkaydet65 on July 23, 2014 at 11:52 AM

And he can probably write about it better than the journalists if you ask him.

John the Libertarian on July 23, 2014 at 11:52 AM

WTF?? He knows nothing and yet somehow knows everything??

sorrowen on July 23, 2014 at 11:48 AM

He’s omnimpotent.

Flange on July 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM

But… but… Palin doesn’t read the news either. What now?

faraway on July 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM

With so many scandals, I wouldn’t read the news either.

faraway on July 23, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Preezy Crack-o-Bama

Key West Reader on July 23, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Fraud in Chief

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Putin is King of the World because the bastid lives in the age of obama.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM

America’s first Troll in Chief. I’ll bet he’s already been banned from Hot Air under KeninCT or lib4life.

Chuck Schick on July 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM

NedPepper?

Del Dolemonte on July 23, 2014 at 12:01 PM

But… but… Palin doesn’t read the news either. What now?

faraway on July 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Oh look, they finally got something on Palin./

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2702727/I-wasn-t-speeding-I-qualifying-says-Palin-ticketed-doing-63mph-45-zone.html

Brat on July 23, 2014 at 12:01 PM

File this with “I’m not interested in photo ops.”

RadClown on July 23, 2014 at 12:01 PM

He just reinvents reality as necessary to suit the moment. This is just an example of what his staffer meant when he told the reporter: “As long as you win the moment what happened in the past doesn’t matter.”

tommyboy on July 23, 2014 at 12:05 PM

If he doesn’t watch the news, how does he learn about all that stuff he says he didn’t know about until he saw it on the news … ???

What a farggin liah!

Woody

woodcdi on July 23, 2014 at 12:05 PM

I prefer to think he’s now accepted that literally no one believes his excuses so he might as well stop pretending.

Until the next time he says he learned about scandal X from watching the news.

cat_owner on July 23, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Sarah Palin drives her own car???

The Obamas, Clintons, and Kerrys haven’t driven in years.

faraway on July 23, 2014 at 12:08 PM

“Does ESPN count?” asked Obama

shrug

can_con on July 23, 2014 at 12:09 PM

The Obamas, Clintons, and Kerrys haven’t driven in years.

faraway on July 23, 2014 at 12:08 PM

And, *gasp* a Toyota *double gasp; clutches pearls* truck!

Brat on July 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM

But… but… Palin doesn’t read the news either. What now?

faraway on July 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM

faraway:

Piff, SarahCuda can read it from her Kitchen window, (sarc):)

canopfor on July 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Let me see if I have this straight. Obama has gone from community organizer, to Illinois legislator, to US Senator, to President, to messiah, to now an omnipresent God, because now he doesn’t have to read in the news what he already knows. And as a conservative, I’m called “crazy?”

Michael Harlin on July 23, 2014 at 12:14 PM

That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to the Fast and Furious gun-running operation, and the Department of Justice spying on news reporters.

So, we’re surprised that the thin-skinned, mendacious, petulant, narcissistic sociopath has lied to us again?

If he has any interest beyond enjoying the trappings of the office, and non-stop campaigning / fundraising to stroke his ego, it’s on achieving his goal of ‘fundamental change’ – and any scandal or crisis is little more than a distraction (or an effect) around achieving ‘fundamental change’.

Athos on July 23, 2014 at 12:14 PM

The Lost Land

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:16 PM

This stuff just writes itself.

itsspideyman on July 23, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Oh snap, Hopey/Changey probably gets a daily morning briefing
of Hot Air Blog!!!!

canopfor on July 23, 2014 at 12:17 PM

He really is insane. I expect him to be making virgin sacrifices before he leaves office.

/?

faraway on July 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM

If Hillary should win in 2016 think this will be returning to the whitehouse….My understanding is Bill’s preference is for more experienced women as they are more fun…But sure he is open to all kinds….

abnormal_1 on July 23, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Barry The Saturday Night Mistake That We All Regret receives his briefings via a special ESPN SportsCenter crawl – the Oval Office flat panel TVs have an extra 20 lines of resolution and only he can see the supersecret information.

That way, he can claim he knows about things in advance when it benefits him to know. He can also claim to know not about things when it benefits him not to know.

jangle12 on July 23, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Let me see if I have this straight. Obama has gone from community organizer, to Illinois legislator, to US Senator, to President, to messiah, to now an omnipresent God, because now he doesn’t have to read in the news what he already knows. And as a conservative, I’m called “crazy?”

Michael Harlin on July 23, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Michael Marlin: Ya, you got it right, er, correctly:)

canopfor on July 23, 2014 at 12:19 PM

faraway on July 23, 2014 at 12:08 PM

And, *gasp* a Toyota *double gasp; clutches pearls* truck!

Brat on July 23, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Brat: Yup,…Bill still drives:)

canopfor on July 23, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Barack Obama: so intelligent he’s as stupid as a box of rocks.

Save the rocks don’t spend anywhere near as much as him.

ajacksonian on July 23, 2014 at 12:22 PM

canopfor on July 23, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Hi canopfor. My comment was directed at “Palin drives” comment.
The article said she was driving a Toyota Tundra : )

Brat on July 23, 2014 at 12:25 PM

canopfor on July 23, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Hi canopfor. My comment was directed at “Palin drives” comment.
The article said she was driving a Toyota Tundra : )

Brat on July 23, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Brat: Thats a nice 4X4 she has!:)

canopfor on July 23, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Obama: I don’t watch the news because I usually already know the stuff they’re reporting. (After all they live in my azz and think they consume Beluga caviar)

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:28 PM

“You lie” was the truest thing ever said about obama.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Wait, if he’s not watching the news, then how does he know what his administration is doing?

Good Lt on July 23, 2014 at 12:31 PM

WTF?? He knows nothing and yet somehow knows everything??
sorrowen on July 23, 2014 at 11:48 AM
He’s omnimpotent.
Flange on July 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM
He isn’t god….though he has a god complex.

sorrowen on July 23, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Remember Jon Lovitz’s character as the pathological liar on SNL? Obama could have taught him a thing or two … “Oh, yeah, I knew about it before I saw it on the news… Yeah, yeah that’s the ticket!”

iceman1960 on July 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM

2 more yrs of this insufferable human desperately trying to reach his ever dwindling number of supporters to feed his narcissism.

hillsoftx on July 23, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Is he trying to be Larry, Curly, or Moe?

faraway on July 23, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Yes

SteveInRTP on July 23, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Alternate headline: “Semi-retired President throws blogger a softball”.

Purple Fury on July 23, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Valerie briefs him while she is feeding him his morning oatmeal.

Sven on July 23, 2014 at 12:42 PM

He’s omnimpotent.
Flange on July 23, 2014 at 11:53 AM
He isn’t god….though he has a god complex.

sorrowen on July 23, 2014 at 12:33 PM

I was combining omnipotent (the quality of having unlimited or very great power) with impotent (unable to take effective action).

Flange on July 23, 2014 at 12:42 PM

So he just admitted to knowing about all those scandles before they where broke by Fox…err I mean the media? So he WAS aware of IRS using it’s powers to keep Con. groups from obtaining 401 c status. He WAS aware of the guns being sent to Mexico. He WAS aware of the many fine vets dying in the VA system. He WAS aware of the NSA collecting data on American’s… Far as I’m concerned this man admitted he needs to be impeached for direliction of duty …no?

Von Kleist on July 23, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Lying liar lies about lying.

jukin3 on July 23, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Obama’s parting shot in 2017 will be to rename the White House to “The House That Obama Built”

BobMbx on July 23, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Of course he doesn’t…

He’s already given Blitzer, Brian Williams, Angria Mitchell, Ann Compton, Gwen Ifill etc. their script.

viking01 on July 23, 2014 at 1:03 PM

America’s first Troll in Chief. I’ll bet he’s already been banned from Hot Air under KeninCT or lib4life.

Chuck Schick on July 23, 2014 at 11:42 AM

NedPepper?

Del Dolemonte on July 23, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Sorry racefans!

Judge_Dredd on July 23, 2014 at 1:12 PM

The Clown Presidency

Jaibones on July 23, 2014 at 1:27 PM

…And some clowns are down right scary …

Woody

woodcdi on July 23, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Obama: I don’t watch the news because I usually already know the stuff they’re reporting

Now he thinks he has mystical magical powers where he knows all and sees all…

albill on July 23, 2014 at 1:37 PM

…And some clowns are down right scary …

Woody

woodcdi on July 23, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Especially the insane ones which means most of them…

viking01 on July 23, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Obama doesn’t watch the news because he’s thin-skinned and the criticisms aren’t just coming from FOX news anymore, they’re everywhere. I bet if you gave him a quick current events quiz he’d fail…unless all the questions were about him.

scalleywag on July 23, 2014 at 1:58 PM

In the last six years, no one (including himself) has held the prez accountable for his words, actions or lack of action. For that reason, it’s scary to imagine the magnitude of screw-up (I know; ACA, Benghazi, IRS, etc) for people to notice or care.

AltTuning on July 23, 2014 at 1:58 PM

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