Such A *Classy* President.

15 09 2009

President Barack Obama called hip-hop musician Kanye West a “jackass” on Monday in an off-the-record comment during an interview with CNBC, an ABC News anchor reported on Twitter.

Obama was apparently weighing in on an interruption that occurred the night before during the MTV Video Music Awards where West grabbed the microphone from teen country singer Taylor Swift during her award acceptance speech to announce his belief that Beyonce had a better music video.

 MTV Video Music Awards Show

“Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a ‘jackass’ for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential,” “Nightline” co-anchor Terry Moran wrote Monday evening to his more than 1 million followers.

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The tweet forced the network to issue an apology after the Internet quickly became abuzz over the stunning remark published on the microblogging site.

An ABC spokesperson said, “In the process of reporting on remarks by President Obama that were made during a CNBC interview, ABC News employees prematurely tweeted a portion of those remarks that turned out to be from an off-the-record portion of the interview,” Politico reported. “This was done before our editorial process had been completed. That was wrong. We apologize to the White House and CNBC and are taking steps to ensure that it will not happen again.”

Moran’s tweet has since been deleted, but can still be accessed.

West, who is no stranger to controversy, apologized for the incident after Sunday night’s MTV broadcast and again Monday night during an interview on the premiere of NBC’s “Jay Leno Show.”

West told Leno he’s going to take some time off to reflect and that “it was rude, period.”

“I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyze how I’m going to make it through the rest of this life, how I’m going to improve. If there’s anything I could do to help Taylor in the future or help anyone, I’d like to,” he said.

The White House had no immediate comment on the matter, Politico reported.

I am not condoning what Kanye did at all. I think it was rude and extremely immature of him. However, for the President of the United States of America to sit there and say such a thing is not exactly professional either. And *off the record*…? Reputation is who people believe you to be. Character is who you are when no one is watching. Although… it seems to be a re-occurring trend in Washington… *cough* Clinton. Such a *classy* president we have. How our hearts must swell with pride…! O_o

<original article taken from Here.>

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16 09 2009
Laughing Boy

So Obama (Democrat) fails to meet your standard of professionalism (in off-the-record comments) and so does Clinton (Democrat) but George Bush (Republican) escapes criticism? Bush had a famously filthy mouth which he employed frequently and against much less deserving targets than Kanye West. I doubt if any American President since Abe Lincoln would meet with your approval if held to the standard you are applying to Obama. Do you meet it? (Rom. 8:5)

The larger questions I have are:

Why are you so nitpicky? Why do you spend so much of your time finding fault with other people? (Mat. 7:3)

How does all this negativity bring glory to God? How does this grousing reveal a beautiful redemption? (Phil. 4:8)

Who, ultimately, put Obama in office? (Rom. 13:1)

16 09 2009
hethiebaby

I did not agree with everything Bush did while he was in office. However, Bush is not IN office anymore. And this blog was not created when he WAS, or else things would be posted about him as well.

You are right about one thing… “I doubt if any American President since Abe Lincoln would meet with your approval”
I don’t very much like any politician. Mainly, because they forgot what “keeping your promises” means, having good character, or fighting for the good of America.

To answer your questions:
1. I don’t purposely go looking for things like this to post. I hear it on the radio, TV, in the office at work, in a newspaper, etc. It tweaks my interest, so I post it. If you would like to know why the news is so “nitpicky,” ask them.
For the second part of your question: I don’t spend so much of my time *looking* for the faults of oother people. These things are out wide open to the public. Anyone with working ears or eyes can see it. So that accusasion really holds no grounds at all.

2. This world is a negative place nowaways. I often wonder how the news of today could bring glory to God. However, He has a master plan… and He’s ultimately working to bring it to pass.

3. As for your third question… Like King Saul, God did not *choose* Him for the nation of Israel, but it’s what *the people* wanted (or so they thought) so He allowed it to pass. God’s choice was David. If we read the Bible… the people come to regret their decision later on. God will have His way in time. He always does.

Untill then, I’m going to continue excersizing my right to free speech. If you need to, re-read my little “welcome” post on the right of my blog.

Now… a question for you:
If you do not like my blog, why do you continuously come back and comment on everything. Seems to me, if you *really* had a problem, you would stop visiting all together.

Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your comments.
I hope you have a beautiful night.
~ Heather

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