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ABC Sorry it Tweeted Obama's 'Jackass' Comment
Yahoo News ^ | 09/16/2009 | Yahoo News

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: abcnews; apology; fawninmedia; jackass; obama
When will Bammy apologize???
1 posted on 09/16/2009 4:07:44 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

The cracks in foundation of the MSM state controlled media are beginning
to show.


2 posted on 09/16/2009 4:09:38 AM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: Dallas59
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.

3 posted on 09/16/2009 4:10:49 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Dallas59

>>>> The tweet was later deleted. <<<<

Is that a new feature in Twitter?

I didn’t know that one could delete tweets.


4 posted on 09/16/2009 4:11:08 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: Dallas59

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.


5 posted on 09/16/2009 4:11:55 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Hey Obama, no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloney!)
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To: Dallas59

This also shows the absolute lack of integrity by the media for reporting on an “off-the-record”. conversation.


6 posted on 09/16/2009 4:12:25 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: Dallas59; writer33

They FINALLY report something factual and apologize for it?

Possibility for satire.


7 posted on 09/16/2009 4:13:09 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com ............. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

exactly, his sister soldia moment. First thing I thought. Won’t work.


8 posted on 09/16/2009 4:14:50 AM PDT by libbylu ( Palin begins from Wasilla not only a campaign, an Iditarod of a crusade ....YEAH!)
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To: Dallas59

BS.

It was cleared beforehand.

Obama has been praised for his remark.


9 posted on 09/16/2009 4:15:28 AM PDT by elizabethgrace
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To: Dallas59

ABC should be thrown under the Bus...


10 posted on 09/16/2009 4:16:12 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
ABC Apologizes For Reporting The Truth


11 posted on 09/16/2009 4:17:16 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("You can't kill the beast while sucking at its teat." - Claire Wolfe)
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To: Dallas59
...was tweeted to one million followers on the micro-blogging site by "Nightline" anchor Terry Moran.

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?)

12 posted on 09/16/2009 4:22:43 AM PDT by This_far (Mandatory health insurance? I thought it was about health care!)
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To: Dallas59
ABC should be thrown under the Bus...

We're gonna need a bigger bus

13 posted on 09/16/2009 4:23:56 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Dallas59

SANCTION SANCTION SANCTION, it was done in the white house...Oh Nancy.. we have a problem


14 posted on 09/16/2009 4:24:25 AM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: Dallas59

Can we get Kanye and Taylor over for a beer now?


15 posted on 09/16/2009 4:24:31 AM PDT by BigLittle
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To: Dallas59

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!


16 posted on 09/16/2009 4:27:53 AM PDT by tobyhill (The Communist has arrived)
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To: BigLittle

Yes, we can have Taylor sticking Kanye’s head into a keg and holding him there. Can’t wait.


17 posted on 09/16/2009 4:28:12 AM PDT by bmwcyle (We need more Joe Wilson's.)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
Whitehouse “sources” tell me that he called west and apologized before he made this faux statement.

LLS

18 posted on 09/16/2009 4:30:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Dallas59

ABC and Kanye, please report to the White House for a few beers please...


19 posted on 09/16/2009 4:33:38 AM PDT by J40000
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

I agree.


20 posted on 09/16/2009 4:37:11 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: Dallas59

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.


21 posted on 09/16/2009 4:38:35 AM PDT by frposty (I'm a simpleton)
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To: Dallas59

I don’t rememeber anyone apologizing after Bush called Clymer a Jackass


22 posted on 09/16/2009 4:46:10 AM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: angkor
I didn’t know that one could delete tweets.

The White House (how long will this name last?) and ABC are secretly working on the cellular MIB memory eraser. Didn't work.

23 posted on 09/16/2009 4:53:19 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: Dallas59

“ABC Sorry it Tweeted Obama’s ‘Jackass’ Comment”

Sometimes the state run media forgets its place.


24 posted on 09/16/2009 4:53:44 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Yep. It’s always a play.


25 posted on 09/16/2009 5:03:20 AM PDT by polymuser ("We have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!" (HRC))
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To: angkor
Is that a new feature in Twitter? I didn’t know that one could delete tweets.

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.

26 posted on 09/16/2009 5:04:17 AM PDT by drubyfive
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To: Dallas59

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.


27 posted on 09/16/2009 5:05:24 AM PDT by Always Right (Equal Opportunity Hater....)
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To: drubyfive

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.


28 posted on 09/16/2009 5:06:06 AM PDT by angkor (The U.S. Congress is at war with America.)
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To: Dallas59

Obama only called Kanye West a jackass because he’s black. Obama is a racist.


29 posted on 09/16/2009 5:17:26 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Dallas59

Sure they are. Kanye “Sistah Soulja”, probably doesn’t care.


30 posted on 09/16/2009 5:25:06 AM PDT by Paradox (ObamaCare = Logan's Run ; There is no Sanctuary!)
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Note to ABC:

You can’t unring a bell.


31 posted on 09/16/2009 5:26:11 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Jimmy Carter - now the second worst POTUS ever. BHO [the LIAR] has #1 spot in his sights.)
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To: dead

“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. “

Correct.


32 posted on 09/16/2009 5:26:55 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just say no to Soylent Green health care)
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To: Dallas59

Just Zero Hussein acting stupidly, again.


33 posted on 09/16/2009 5:32:28 AM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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To: Dallas59
This is a contrived story. They focus on a unpresidential, but finally a true statement by their god, but are ignoring the real news story about ACORN corruption and their god's connections to the organized crime organization.

They are pitiful and not worthy to walk the grounds of our country that was fought for by so many patriots.

34 posted on 09/16/2009 5:48:58 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: Dallas59

Apologies and beers for everyone!


35 posted on 09/16/2009 5:49:47 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Dallas59

So ABC is sorry it printed ‘unapproved’ news.
Sounds like them.


36 posted on 09/16/2009 6:03:42 AM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: Dallas59

Hey, when you point a finger at someone and call them a name there’s at least three fingers pointing back at you.


37 posted on 09/16/2009 6:07:11 AM PDT by dools007
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

I agree. It was the first thing I thought of when I read the initial story.


38 posted on 09/16/2009 7:10:56 AM PDT by shaft29 (Just your typical black woman.)
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To: dead

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!


39 posted on 09/16/2009 7:27:22 AM PDT by Circle_Hook
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To: FreeAtlanta

You’re right.
It’s a side show to distract from the important stuff.


40 posted on 09/16/2009 7:30:55 AM PDT by nascarnation
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