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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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.