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Obama Whines: American Journalists 'Never Say Thank You'
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Posted on 11/15/2010 5:52:24 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama Whines: American Journalists 'Never Say Thank You'

By Lachlan Markay Created 11/15/2010 - 7:16pm

By Lachlan Markay | November 15, 2010 | 19:16

President Barack Obama is peeved with the American press. They never say "thank you," he whined to journalists in Japan on Monday.

According to the pool report from the press conference, one reporter said "Thank you, Mr. President." Someone said the reporter was Australian.

"I knew it must have been an Australian because my folks never say thank you," Obama said.

At that, the entire American pool said in unison -- admittedly with a bit of sarcasm -- "Thank you, Mr. President."

PM Gillard could be heard chiming in, "There are a few cheeky Australians here."

At first glance, Obama's comment reeks of arrogance. He seems to think that press access is a privilege, not a right, and that he is under no obligation to even speak to reporters.

But remember, Obama's media approach has been notable in that he has often circumvented traditional reporters in favor of new media and social networks. In doing so, he has been able to avoid tough questions, while still getting his message out - often to more people than would see, for instance, a cable news broadcast.

Either explanation speaks volumes about Obama's attitude towards the press. Sure, journalists voted overwhelmingly for Obama over John McCain (a fact Obama himself has acknowledged). If that were not enough to secure the president's good will, the media seemed to do everything in their power to make sure Obama's path to the White House was clear, burying his connection to leftist radicals, and hyping racism accusations against his political opponents.

And yet, despite the hurdles American journalists have jumped over to get Obama in office, he still doesn't like them, and apparently thinks they owe him, not the other way around. Go figure.


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1 posted on 11/15/2010 5:52:25 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

What is wrong with Barry the Cry Baby?? Boo-Hoo the American People don’t say thank you for the “Tax Cut” .The Press doesn’t say thank you..... What planet is Zero on? He thinks everyone should “Kneel Before ZOD!” LOL


2 posted on 11/15/2010 5:55:24 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Sub-Driver
He's turning "Nixonian". He is going into the mental bunker. He will have outlived his usefulness for the Government-Controlled Media Complex.

He will resign or be impeached, one of the two. Good for him. Good for the Republic. I see it coming.

3 posted on 11/15/2010 5:58:04 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Job 1: Military ballots investigation; Job 2: Redistricting for GOP; Job 3: I.D. needed at polls)
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To: jakerobins

Maybe if he did something we wanted we would thank him for the work, up to now, its zero..


4 posted on 11/15/2010 5:58:18 PM PST by aces
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To: Sub-Driver
"I knew it must have been an Australian because my folks never say thank you," Obama said.

He has had heretofore a pliant, lap-dog press- and he finds something to complain about in it. Why don't you call up Dubya and whine about lack of courtesy among the press?

You'll hear an exceptionally high-pitched violin, an epithet, and then the receiver being slammed down.

5 posted on 11/15/2010 5:58:54 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The News Busted feature on the right side is well done, and the woman is easy on the eyes. Her lead joke was really clever.


6 posted on 11/15/2010 5:59:22 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: Sub-Driver; potlatch; ntnychik; devolve

ROYAL ARROGANCE CAUSES TEA PARTIES

7 posted on 11/15/2010 6:04:25 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Sub-Driver

"Thank you, sir, may we have more?"

8 posted on 11/15/2010 6:06:01 PM PST by mikrofon (Obama!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“He will resign or be impeached, one of the two. Good for him. Good for the Republic. I see it coming.”

Or spectacularly and dynamically removed by his creators and handlers. Which would be bad for him, and possibly bad for the republic.


9 posted on 11/15/2010 6:06:55 PM PST by Psalm 144
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To: Sub-Driver

I think Barack is operating under the erroneous belief that foreigners like him even if Americans don’t. So, he whines to them. What an embarrassment he is. Jimmy Carter the Younger.


10 posted on 11/15/2010 6:08:03 PM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Sub-Driver


11 posted on 11/15/2010 6:09:50 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Sub-Driver

12 posted on 11/15/2010 6:13:12 PM PST by FReepaholic (Yoiks...and away!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep, they never say T.Y. after kissing his assness. No manners...


13 posted on 11/15/2010 6:14:09 PM PST by citizencon
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To: Sub-Driver

Shouldn’t it be Obambi thanking the MSM for all they did (or really didn’t do) to make him President?


14 posted on 11/15/2010 6:15:38 PM PST by Robwin
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To: Sub-Driver
I thought "Love means never having to say you're sorry thank you."
15 posted on 11/15/2010 6:17:43 PM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Y’all need to real this. I have a member of my family who suffers from NPD (possible bipolar) and has cut his family completely off. He exhibits the SAME traits as Obama.

http://manicdepressioninfo.com/?p=130


16 posted on 11/15/2010 6:21:27 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey Odumbo, You want the American Press to say thank You. Gee you wonder why you go on the American Apology Tour and Downgrade the USA at each and every turn. What praytell are the foreign press thanking you for. Think you dumkopf - belittling America. You are probably thinking Oh how the foreign press love me so much. Wake up dumbass you are nothing but a joke to the foreign press and foreign leaders. You are nothing but spineless jellyfish, whom is so self absorbed you cannot see past your own bulbous nose. According to Michelle you are incapable of putting the cover on the butter dish, what does that tell the American People you are incapable of chewing gum and walking at the same time, you have the inability to multitask and now that the Republicans have taken over the House you will continue to run out of the country because you are incapable of taking any responsibility for the problems and inactions that you have caused. Step aside asshole and get out of the way of the American people.


17 posted on 11/15/2010 6:24:41 PM PST by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: jakerobins

What a baby


18 posted on 11/15/2010 6:26:52 PM PST by GlockThe Vote
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To: Sub-Driver

The melt down is in full gear. Next is heavy meds, flying around in AF1 to find a few adoring zombies to boost his ego, then comes the straight jacket. This skinny little twerp is a nut job.


19 posted on 11/15/2010 6:35:41 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: Sub-Driver
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20 posted on 11/15/2010 6:40:19 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: jakerobins
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21 posted on 11/15/2010 6:41:28 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: Sub-Driver
"My folks"? What do you mean "my folks"?


22 posted on 11/15/2010 6:44:46 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial. And Post-Partisan. Agent Of Hope And Change. EVER.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I love to sy something like “thank you” to him. It would be two one-sylable, Anglo-Saxon words and the first one would end in “K”


23 posted on 11/15/2010 6:44:54 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: PhilDragoo

24 posted on 11/15/2010 7:05:48 PM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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To: Sub-Driver

If a Disney “cast member” tells you to “Have a Magical Day”, it is the equivalent of FU, or so I’m told. I think the press corpse (yes corpse) should repeat what they did on Barry’s Magical Fumbling Tour - they gave him a sing-songy “THANK-YOU-MISTER-PRES-I-DENT”....they need to do it EVERY time they can.


25 posted on 11/15/2010 7:11:24 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh gag me with a spoon.


26 posted on 11/15/2010 7:16:40 PM PST by diamond6 (Pray the Rosary to defeat communism and Obamacare!!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
He will resign or be impeached, one of the two.

Or....he will be assassinated. By his puppetmaster.

Obama is clearly in the process of outliving his usefulness. He is, in fact, destroying the future prospects for the Democrat party.

The only way that Soros -- who apparently has clear title to the party -- can salvage something of the situation is to make a martyr of Obama.

27 posted on 11/15/2010 7:58:00 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: diamond6
America is an incredible place isnt it?

It is a place where a foreign-born foreigner can be elected and serve as President, but not only that, a child can also achieve the same goal.

28 posted on 11/15/2010 8:08:04 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Job 1: Military ballots investigation; Job 2: Redistricting for GOP; Job 3: I.D. needed at polls)
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To: Sub-Driver

We love you Miss Hannigan!
29 posted on 11/15/2010 11:22:26 PM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: potlatch
Excellent illustration of obamination.

The tea parties of history have been a reaction to royal arrogance.

30 posted on 11/16/2010 12:51:52 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: PhilDragoo
Yours and mine both show his arrogance. He actually seems to be smirking when Brian gives his little bow, doesn't he?
Thanks for your comments Phil, I always appreciate them.
31 posted on 11/16/2010 2:21:49 PM PST by potlatch ( Life must be lived forward but can only be seen looking backward. - Soren Kierkegaard)
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