Skip to comments.ABC Sorry it Tweeted Obama's 'Jackass' Comment
Posted on 09/16/2009 4:07:44 AM PDT by Dallas59
WASHINGTON (AFP) ABC News has apologized after a high-profile news anchor reported on Twitter that US President Barack Obama called rapper Kanye West a "jackass" in an off-the-record conversation.
The exchange, provoked by West's conduct at the MTV Video Music Awards when he interrupted an acceptance speech by teen star Taylor Swift, occurred during a break between a series of interviews by Obama at the White House Monday.
The comment, from an off-the-record portion of an interview by US business channel CNBC, was tweeted to one million followers on the micro-blogging site by "Nightline" anchor Terry Moran. The tweet was later deleted.
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The cracks in foundation of the MSM state controlled media are beginning
You don't publish Dear Leader's thoughts unless Dear Leader secretly tells you to publish his thoughts.
>>>> The tweet was later deleted. <<<<
Is that a new feature in Twitter?
I didn’t know that one could delete tweets.
It is not sorry. ABC did exactly what the White House told them to do. Obama needs to shake the racist taint he spilled on himself and he wants to be seen being critical of a popular rapper.
This also shows the absolute lack of integrity by the media for reporting on an “off-the-record”. conversation.
They FINALLY report something factual and apologize for it?
Possibility for satire.
exactly, his sister soldia moment. First thing I thought. Won’t work.
It was cleared beforehand.
Obama has been praised for his remark.
ABC should be thrown under the Bus...
One million? Must be like automatic stock trading.
Nightline is so up to date (they still use an incandescent light bulb for their signature emblem. Wonder if that will be banned in 2012?)
We're gonna need a bigger bus
SANCTION SANCTION SANCTION, it was done in the white house...Oh Nancy.. we have a problem
Can we get Kanye and Taylor over for a beer now?
Here’s another one the MSM will claim that “non-journalist” wouldn’t understand. They will state that a “reporters” word must be good in order to give the interviewee the confidence in them. How many “off the record” breaks did they give Bush? My guess is ZERO!
Yes, we can have Taylor sticking Kanye’s head into a keg and holding him there. Can’t wait.
ABC and Kanye, please report to the White House for a few beers please...
I have no problem with Obama making that remark. ‘jackass’ is not a profanity. Kanye did behave like a jackass. Maybe Obama’s remark will help Kanye to become more disciplined except that Kanye probably did it to enhance his career.
I don’t rememeber anyone apologizing after Bush called Clymer a Jackass
The White House (how long will this name last?) and ABC are secretly working on the cellular MIB memory eraser. Didn't work.
“ABC Sorry it Tweeted Obama’s ‘Jackass’ Comment”
Sometimes the state run media forgets its place.
Yep. It’s always a play.
Sure, go to your account page and hit the trash can icon next to the tweet. I think tweet deletion has always been a feature of Twitter.
Why is this considered off the record??? Unless someone clearly states something is off the record, it is not. The Obama Stream Media bends over backwards to cover for their president.
I’m a very occasional Twitter user, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever actually posted a tweet from my account.
Ya’ learn something new every day.
Obama only called Kanye West a jackass because he’s black. Obama is a racist.
Sure they are. Kanye “Sistah Soulja”, probably doesn’t care.
Note to ABC:
You can’t unring a bell.
“We’re fake sorry for the fake mistake.
You don’t publish Dear Leader’s thoughts unless Dear Leader secretly tells you to publish his thoughts. “
Just Zero Hussein acting stupidly, again.
They are pitiful and not worthy to walk the grounds of our country that was fought for by so many patriots.
Apologies and beers for everyone!
So ABC is sorry it printed ‘unapproved’ news.
Sounds like them.
Hey, when you point a finger at someone and call them a name there’s at least three fingers pointing back at you.
I agree. It was the first thing I thought of when I read the initial story.
You are absolutely correct! It was all set up beforehand. He didn’t want to be seen saying “JACKASS”, so he let his shills do it for him, giving him a bit of insulation from the situation! Phucking commie bastards!
It’s a side show to distract from the important stuff.
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