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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.
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
He will resign or be impeached, one of the two. Good for him. Good for the Republic. I see it coming.
Maybe if he did something we wanted we would thank him for the work, up to now, its zero..
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.
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.
"Thank you, sir, may we have more?"
“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.
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.
Yep, they never say T.Y. after kissing his assness. No manners...
Shouldn’t it be Obambi thanking the MSM for all they did (or really didn’t do) to make him President?
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.
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.
What a baby
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.