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Mitchell Claims Obama Said Only Guests Shot SkeetóBut Interviewer Contradicts Her
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 01/28/2013 12:26:46 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

How big of an Obama lapdog is Andrea Mitchell? Even bigger than ardent Obama fan Chris Hughes. The Facebook co-founder, who bought the New Republic last year, recently scored an interview with President Obama that has been criticized for its generally soft questioning. But during an appearance on Mitchell's MSNBC show today, even Hughes was more candid about the prez than Mitchell.

When it came to the President's statement during the interview that at Camp David "we do skeet shooting all the time," Mitchell claimed "he didn't say that he was skeet shooting, but he does say that it's one of the practices at Camp David by his guests." Responding, Hughes effectively contradicted her: "Frank Foer, the editor of New Republic, actually asked him point blank 'have you ever fired a gun?' And in response he said "yeah, we go skeet shooting all the time up at Camp David. He and his guests. Which is news to us and news to a lot of people." The transcript of the interview makes clear that, contrary to Mitchell's claim, Obama answered in the personal and affirmative.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: andreamitchell; barackobama; chrishughes; skeetshooting
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1 posted on 01/28/2013 12:26:58 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Andrea tries to cover for Obama on skeet-shooting claim, but even Obama fan who interviewed him contradicts her. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 01/28/2013 12:28:37 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Andrea tries to cover for Obama on skeet-shooting claim, but even Obama fan who interviewed him contradicts her. Ping to Today show list.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 12:29:14 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maybe 0bama will take Dick Cheney with him on a skeet shoot. Hopefully Cheney will be using 3.5 inch 00 buckshot to blow them clay pigeons up real good!


4 posted on 01/28/2013 12:29:51 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So where’s Candy Crowley when you REALLY need her?


5 posted on 01/28/2013 12:32:12 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It’s almost equally surprising to hear that he goes to Camp David. Seems rather mundane, considering his penchant for trips to more exotic locales...


6 posted on 01/28/2013 12:36:32 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
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"They are my people, I am their sovereign. I love them"

"PULL!!!"

7 posted on 01/28/2013 12:38:24 PM PST by smoothsailing
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I believe there was one article thqat says he hates Camp David.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 12:38:24 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama was referring to a game he played with his kids on the Wii. He’d be too afraid to actually touch a gun.


10 posted on 01/28/2013 12:39:50 PM PST by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: DJ Frisat

He was in office for some time before deigning to go to Camp David, out there in the sticks. He’d go to in-town Wizards games instead.


11 posted on 01/28/2013 12:41:51 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Mitchell Claims Obama Said Only Guests Shot Skeet—But Interviewer Contradicts Her

New Headline:

Mitchell Claims Obama A Skeet-Pimp

12 posted on 01/28/2013 12:43:47 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Sacajaweau
"I believe there was one article that says he hates Camp David."

Yeah -- too many guns there... ;>)

13 posted on 01/28/2013 12:44:30 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What’s the equivalent of a gutterball for a skeet shooter?


14 posted on 01/28/2013 12:51:47 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: KoRn

Have Dick meet me at the bar before he leaves. I’ll treat him to a double Martini.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 1:02:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: windsorknot

Watching the clay pigeon sail into a hillside.


16 posted on 01/28/2013 1:20:42 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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Doesn’t skeet shooting constitute cruelty to animals? What about all those orphan skeets left motherless by these cruel “sportsmen”?

Does PETA know they shoot skeets for sport at Camp David?

Hold the line, I’m calling PETA now....


17 posted on 01/28/2013 1:27:44 PM PST by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
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To: windsorknot
Shooting a 5 or a 6.

That proves it was you, not the shotgun.

Somebody needs to ask him what you shout for the SECOND pull. Or what gauge he shoots. He'd stand there and stammer.

Idiot.

18 posted on 01/28/2013 1:36:19 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

It’s been a while since they called “mark” or “birds”...


19 posted on 01/28/2013 1:39:08 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: smoothsailing

Your majesty... You look like the piss boy!


20 posted on 01/28/2013 1:41:22 PM PST by NYleatherneck (It ain't a World War until the French surrender.)
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