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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There are twin Obamas in the White House!
One that knows all the news before it is reported.
And one who only knows the news until after it is reported.

And Michelle operates the crystal ball sitting in the Lincoln bedroom.

albill on July 23, 2014 at 1:59 PM

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

Sven on July 23, 2014 at 12:42 PM

I thought it was strained peas.

wifarmboy on July 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM

I believe this. Bush said the exact same thing about not needing to watch the news.

Of course, in his case it was considered proof that he didn’t care about people or issues, that he was detached and out of touch. You won’t hear any of that about Obama.

So this is a political gaffe. Obama told the truth for once. It’s all those other times that he’s been lying.

There Goes the Neighborhood on July 23, 2014 at 2:02 PM

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

Sven on July 23, 2014 at 12:42 PM

I thought it was strained peas.

wifarmboy on July 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Whirled peas.

There Goes the Neighborhood on July 23, 2014 at 2:03 PM

We’re being whip sawed again just like now the IRS hard drives were only scratched and recoverable. He’s only trying to keep us on our toes.

Kissmygrits on July 23, 2014 at 2:04 PM

You pedestrians forget..He is the One we’ve been waiting for.

As such, he knows all before it happens and less after.

DWoDiego on July 23, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Valerie briefs him while she is feeding him his morning oatmeal.
Sven on July 23, 2014 at 12:42 PM

I thought it was strained peas.

wifarmboy on July 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Valerie gives him her peas?

Flange on July 23, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Clearly misquoted; just like the pope.

tenore on July 23, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Valerie briefs him while she is feeding him his morning oatmeal.
Sven on July 23, 2014 at 12:42 PM

I thought it was strained peas.

wifarmboy on July 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Valerie gives him her peas?

Flange on July 23, 2014 at 2:09 PM

No oatmeal… no peas.

viking01 on July 23, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Whirled peas.

There Goes the Neighborhood on July 23, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Your right. Forgive me. I was thinking like a lowly serf.

wifarmboy on July 23, 2014 at 2:16 PM

So this is a political gaffe. Obama told the truth for once. It’s all those other times that he’s been lying.

There Goes the Neighborhood on July 23, 2014 at 2:02 PM

In his mind he’s a better newsreader than the TV newsreader anyway.

ConstantineXI on July 23, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Big liar preznit appears to be an even bigger liar than previously thought.

ExpressoBold on July 23, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Big liar preznit appears to be an even bigger liar than previously thought.

ExpressoBold on July 23, 2014 at 2:37 PM

It’s what sociopath’s do….

Athos on July 23, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Well Zero knows everything about everything. He knows more about military tactics than the joint chiefs of staff, he knows more about monetary policy than top economists, he knows more about the law than the members of the Supreme Court, he knows more about basketball than Kobe Bryant, he knows more about Israel than Netanyahu, he knows more about the Bible than the Pope, and on and on. It would be impossible to find anyone who knows more than he does about anything.

maryo on July 23, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Flashback:

Awesome Video Montage: Obama Finds Out About EVERY Scandal Through The Media…
He’s either the most clueless president in history or he’s lying.
Obama learns about a lot of his scandals from the news
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=HcLERK4xZ14
http://weaselzippers.us/186633-awesome-video-montage-obama-finds-out-about-every-scandal-through-the-media/

DinaRehn on July 23, 2014 at 3:24 PM

The smartest Dumbass alive. And he’s all ours. We obviously aren’t living right.

Cindy Munford on July 23, 2014 at 3:27 PM

“I AM the news.” – King Putt

Missilengr on July 23, 2014 at 3:33 PM

You’d expect a guy who knows everything to be a bit better at his job ……

BD57 on July 23, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Explains a lot. He doesn’t watch his only source of information.

No wonder he sounds like Sgt. Schultz all the time.

“I know nothing!”

Oxymoron on July 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM

And he still has a 42% approval rating. By the time another 10 or 20 million Marxist South Americans illegally enter the country by the end of his reign, his approval rating will be well over the 50% mark. America is being actively destroyed and there isn’t a single thing being done about it by the GOP or conservative America.

KMC1 on July 24, 2014 at 4:25 AM

Certainly obama already knows the “news” content, his staff wrote it for the media outlets.

lel2007 on July 24, 2014 at 7:21 AM

‘We did not know’: 10 times the Obama administration was blindsided

1. Islamist militants gaining in Iraq
2. Russia’s intervention in Ukraine
3. NSA spying on foreign leaders
4. VA waiting list scandal
5. IRS targeting scandal
6. HealthCare.gov failing
7. DOJ obtaining AP phone records
8. Fast and Furious scandal
9. Air Force One flyover in Manhattan
10. Illegals spilling over our border

sniffles1999 on July 24, 2014 at 7:23 AM

He does not read the news because papers are too hard to read (understand). Besides, first he claims to be the only news fit to print, and secondly his Pres Shop puts other stuff that might humor him on little cards in simple understandable “Street Talk”, so he can read them while conducting his many cabinet meetings.

MSGTAS on July 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Bozo knows stuff…now if we can just get him to take a shower occasionally…

clandestine on July 24, 2014 at 12:18 PM

That’s the problem with lying …..it’s hard trying to keep them all straight and we all know he’s been doing that non-stop since his first election.

geezerintraining on July 24, 2014 at 6:37 PM

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