Skip to comments.Gibbs: Media 'obsessions' prolonging Gates story
Posted on 07/24/2009 9:01:23 AM PDT by libh8er
The White House says the media's "obsessions" are keeping alive President Barack Obama's comments about the arrest of a Harvard scholar seen trying to get into his own house. Asked whether Obama regretted commenting on the matter, spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters that the president probably would regret distracting the media with "obsessions." Gibbs says Obama has "great respect" for police officers and understands what a hard job they have.
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So now the cowards don’t want to talk about it anymore. LOL
Hey Gibbs, Barry should have kept his mouth shut. His racism, which lead him to blame the white cop without having the facts, is what created this story.
BAAWAAAHHHHH.....Obomba BROUGHT IT on himself!!!!!!!! What a sniveling bunch of losers!
Translation: Gibbs: media’s “obsessions” = the agony continues.
one can only hope that by making statements like that the media will wake up and start to report what is really going on like they should have from the start....ya i know, wishful thinking and a dollar might get me a cup of coffee....
Well Gibbs - If Bigmouf Obama didn’t SAY nuthin’ then it wouldn’t BE nuthin’
Blamed the 24/7 media for the health destruction troubles and now he’s blaming the media for commenting on his imprudent remark against the police.
Nothing ever his fault.
His racism got him elected...
Next tactic, attack the messenger.
He just thinks they're morons, that's all...
We have the highest respect for American police officers
Let's just put the whole cookie jar incident behind us.
I think he expected the Cambridge PD to buckle under and apologize. Bwahahahaha!
It’s OK as long as the media is adoring and praising the little messiah, but when they dare to raise the least little question about his conduct, it’s a dangerous “obsession”.
Don’t buy it. 0’s race play diversion didn’t go according to plan. I guess he expected the cop to apologize once Gates’ charges were dropped.
Kind of interesting that Jesse and Al are MIA on this one.
No-win situation for him. Which is why Gibbs is demanding that the media quit covering it.
His boss proved he is a racist bigot.
Presser going on ... asking for an apology from 0 and the Gov.
Suddenly they have to throw against the wind and the White House can’t handle it.
Just like his “spread the wealth comment”.
Gibbs spanks his media bitches.
In a perfect world, a reporter would have followed up: “Wouldn’t it have been better if the President, since he admitted did not know the details of the story, simply declined to respond to the question?
Very interesting. I have been wondering that myself. Not a peep from the Justice Brothers.
OBAMA IS A RACIST!!
Barack Obama has proven that he is nothing more than Al Sharpton with a better vocabulary.
The spokesman expressly said they are not asking for or demanding an apology, from anybody. Whether or not Gates or Obama want to comment further on their statements is up to them, said the spokesman.
I did get a kick out of the statement that Obama's label of "stupid" was directed to the wrong party in this dispute.
Perhaps the Justice Brothers have enough street smarts to know when to stay away from bad mojo...
In other words “Get back to work producing fawning coverage folks. Your job is to carry our water.”
General Patton slapped the shell shocked soldier———Obamafraud slapped the police officer with a verbal condemation. History will repeat.
If one(Obama) plays with a snake(media), one shouldn’t be surprised when it bites them.
Its not gonna work this time. Obozo wants them to let it die but the brownshirts will be going after this cop with everything they’ve got and it will remain in the news.
“The spokesman expressly said they are not asking for or demanding an apology, from anybody. Whether or not Gates or Obama want to comment further on their statements is up to them, said the spokesman.”
That isn’t how I heard it.
Obama is a racist
I think there will be a transcript. The several spokesmen were highly critical of Obama, and defended Crowley's actions. When asked directly if there was any seeking of an apology, the answer was explicit, "We are not asking for an apology ..."
” Obama really dug himself a hole this time. If he backtracks in any real and effective manner, he’s gonna really p*** off the victimhood sect. If he continues on his current course, he’s gonna alientate centrists.
No-win situation for him. Which is why Gibbs is demanding that the media quit covering it. “
Good analysis. I agree that’s the game we are seeing played out in front of us.
Cant homie the clown just eat his waffles and talk about Aunt Esther and Bo?
“Kind of interesting that Jesse and Al are MIA on this one.”
On the contrary. They are present and accounted for.
Supporters say Gates - the director of Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research - was the victim of racial profiling.
One of them, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, was unsatisfied with the resolution.
“The charges have been dropped, but the stain remains. ... Humiliation remains,” Jackson said. “These incidents are so much of a national pattern on race.”
And the Reverend Al Sharpton was incredulous, “Ive heard of driving while black, and Ive heard of shopping while black. But Ive never heard of living in a home while black.” The Harlem minister added he would fight for Gates, “If this can happen at Harvard, what does it say about the rest of the country? Henry Louis Gates is the pre-eminent African-American scholar in the country. If they can do this to him, imagine what they can do to a kid in Roxbury.”
Gibbs need only look at that dusky gentleman who uses him as a foil to see the epitome of “media obsessions.”
Similar to a "Black Hole" collapsing on itself.
Oh please please please Robert Gibbs and Barack Obama. PLEASE KEEP MOANING ABOUT HOW SCREWED UP THE MEDIA IS TO YOU!!!
This Administration has held a ridiculous amount of worship and not only are they flipping off police forces, now they are BLAMING THE MEDIA FOR THE PRESIDENT’S STUPIDITY.
Keep it up.
Code word for “Leftist media, please drop this one because it is killing us in turning this nation over to 100% socialism. Thanks for cooperating.”
It's amazing. Obama goes on his world tour apologizing for his made up claims of all of OUR past indiscretions and shortcomings, but hasn't got the courage to apologize to the police for his clear big-mouth screwup.
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