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Gibbs: Media 'obsessions' prolonging Gates story
AP / Yahoo ^ | 7.24.09

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhopress; gates; gibbs; henrygates; mrskippy; obama; stupidgate

1 posted on 07/24/2009 9:01:24 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: libh8er

So now the cowards don’t want to talk about it anymore. LOL


2 posted on 07/24/2009 9:02:31 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: libh8er

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.


3 posted on 07/24/2009 9:03:11 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: libh8er

BAAWAAAHHHHH.....Obomba BROUGHT IT on himself!!!!!!!! What a sniveling bunch of losers!


4 posted on 07/24/2009 9:03:16 AM PDT by goodnesswins (Abort the Obama Presidency, now!!!)
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To: libh8er

Translation: Gibbs: media’s “obsessions” = the agony continues.


5 posted on 07/24/2009 9:04:01 AM PDT by cranked
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To: cripplecreek

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....


6 posted on 07/24/2009 9:04:18 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: libh8er

Well Gibbs - If Bigmouf Obama didn’t SAY nuthin’ then it wouldn’t BE nuthin’


7 posted on 07/24/2009 9:04:36 AM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: libh8er

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.

Okay then.

Nothing ever his fault.


8 posted on 07/24/2009 9:04:38 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: KansasGirl
His racism, which lead him to blame the white cop without having the facts, is what created this story.

His racism got him elected...

9 posted on 07/24/2009 9:04:38 AM PDT by Fintan
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To: cripplecreek

Next tactic, attack the messenger.


10 posted on 07/24/2009 9:04:38 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Jim Thompson for POTUS)
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To: libh8er
Gibbs says Obama has "great respect" for police officers and understands what a hard job they have.

He just thinks they're morons, that's all...

11 posted on 07/24/2009 9:04:59 AM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: cripplecreek

We have the highest respect for American police officers

12 posted on 07/24/2009 9:04:59 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: libh8er
Kid caugh with his hand in the cookie jar

Let's just put the whole cookie jar incident behind us.

I think he expected the Cambridge PD to buckle under and apologize. Bwahahahaha!

13 posted on 07/24/2009 9:06:01 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (As a child Obama was rejected from Little League because of lack of a birth certificate.)
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To: libh8er

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”.


14 posted on 07/24/2009 9:07:35 AM PDT by Deo volente
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To: libh8er
"...a Harvard scholar seen trying to get into his own house..."

Wow.
That's what the AP is trying to pass this off as?

Let me give it a try...
"...an unknown person breaking into a house, refusing to identify himself, and verbally abusing officers at the scene."
15 posted on 07/24/2009 9:12:02 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (www.citizendirect.org - this domain name for sale)
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To: libh8er

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.


16 posted on 07/24/2009 9:12:15 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Kind of interesting that Jesse and Al are MIA on this one.


17 posted on 07/24/2009 9:13:26 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: libh8er
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.

18 posted on 07/24/2009 9:13:38 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: libh8er

His boss proved he is a racist bigot.


19 posted on 07/24/2009 9:13:43 AM PDT by boomop1
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To: cripplecreek

Presser going on ... asking for an apology from 0 and the Gov.


20 posted on 07/24/2009 9:14:30 AM PDT by maggief
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To: libh8er
This is just sweet isn't it?
Wasn't it the same -8bama who deliberately planted the question with Lynn Sweet, who was just a set up by the 0bama team to ask that question at the very end of his press conference, in an attempt to gain more momentum for him, because they thought they were going to use to good old race card to get more public support?
And are they not only now retreating because their vile tactic backfired badly?
21 posted on 07/24/2009 9:15:34 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: libh8er

Suddenly they have to throw against the wind and the White House can’t handle it.


22 posted on 07/24/2009 9:15:45 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Enterprise

Just like his “spread the wealth comment”.


23 posted on 07/24/2009 9:15:52 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: libh8er

Gibbs spanks his media bitches.


24 posted on 07/24/2009 9:17:06 AM PDT by clintonh8r (General James Mattoon Scott: Where are you now that we need you?!)
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To: libh8er

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?


25 posted on 07/24/2009 9:18:27 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: cripplecreek
Kind of interesting that Jesse and Al are MIA on this one

Very interesting. I have been wondering that myself. Not a peep from the Justice Brothers.

26 posted on 07/24/2009 9:19:17 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: boomop1

OBAMA IS A RACIST!!


27 posted on 07/24/2009 9:20:33 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: boomop1
His boss proved he is a racist bigot.

Barack Obama has proven that he is nothing more than Al Sharpton with a better vocabulary.

28 posted on 07/24/2009 9:21:41 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: libh8er

No, Obama running off at the mouth is what is prolonging the Gates story.

Obama jumped on it like Al Sharpton to try and pour gasoline on the situation.


29 posted on 07/24/2009 9:22:27 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: maggief
-- Presser going on ... asking for an apology from 0 and the Gov. --

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.

30 posted on 07/24/2009 9:22:28 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: cripplecreek
Kind of interesting that Jesse and Al are MIA on this one.

Perhaps the Justice Brothers have enough street smarts to know when to stay away from bad mojo...


31 posted on 07/24/2009 9:22:52 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Big government more or less guarantees rule by creeps and misfits.)
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To: libh8er

Overnight polling.


32 posted on 07/24/2009 9:22:52 AM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
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To: Enterprise
You are so right...maybe it should it be’ Wright’ in this case. Obama started this with his “stupidly” comment. He had lots of options to respond to the question....he chose an incendiary word.
33 posted on 07/24/2009 9:23:11 AM PDT by madinmadtown (Nuclear...better to mispronounce it, than not understand it.)
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To: libh8er

In other words “Get back to work producing fawning coverage folks. Your job is to carry our water.”


34 posted on 07/24/2009 9:25:37 AM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: libh8er

General Patton slapped the shell shocked soldier———Obamafraud slapped the police officer with a verbal condemation. History will repeat.


35 posted on 07/24/2009 9:26:37 AM PDT by Uncle George
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To: libh8er

If one(Obama) plays with a snake(media), one shouldn’t be surprised when it bites them.


36 posted on 07/24/2009 9:26:48 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: maggief
Wow, they are really smacking up Hussein, music to my ears!
37 posted on 07/24/2009 9:27:10 AM PDT by roses of sharon (It is not actual suffering but a taste of better things which excites people to revolt: Hoffer)
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To: keepitreal

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.


38 posted on 07/24/2009 9:28:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Cboldt

“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.


39 posted on 07/24/2009 9:29:11 AM PDT by maggief
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To: libh8er
Is Gates going to apologize for calling the media obsessive? I think he should and go on and say they should be grateful to be here and not to act like ignorant spoiled brats. Then apologize for calling the media spoiled ignorant brats and say....
40 posted on 07/24/2009 9:30:35 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: libh8er

Obama is a racist


41 posted on 07/24/2009 9:31:51 AM PDT by sfvgto (Dear Congress, my name is Jimmie....gimmie, gimmie, gimmie)
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To: maggief
-- That isn't how I heard it. --

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 ..."

42 posted on 07/24/2009 9:31:56 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: dirtboy

” 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.


43 posted on 07/24/2009 9:32:07 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: cripplecreek

Cant homie the clown just eat his waffles and talk about Aunt Esther and Bo?


44 posted on 07/24/2009 9:32:18 AM PDT by italianquaker (We went from a country that hates the president to a president that hates his country)
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To: cripplecreek

“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.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/21/national/main5177842.shtml

And the Reverend Al Sharpton was incredulous, “I’ve heard of driving while black, and I’ve heard of shopping while black. But I’ve 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.”

http://gothamist.com/2009/07/22/sharpton_vows_to_crusade_for_harvar.php


45 posted on 07/24/2009 9:34:28 AM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: libh8er

Gibbs need only look at that dusky gentleman who uses him as a foil to see the epitome of “media obsessions.”


46 posted on 07/24/2009 9:41:06 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: libh8er
Our clueless leadership talking to clueless media.

Similar to a "Black Hole" collapsing on itself.

47 posted on 07/24/2009 9:45:00 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: libh8er

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.


48 posted on 07/24/2009 9:49:14 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: libh8er

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.”


49 posted on 07/24/2009 9:49:38 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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To: Enterprise
“If Bigmouf Obama didn’t SAY nuthin’ then it wouldn’t BE nuthin’”

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.

50 posted on 07/24/2009 10:47:25 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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