Skip to comments.Obama Says F-word At Correspondents' Dinner, Posts It At YouTube
Posted on 05/02/2010 9:13:35 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama Says F-word At Correspondents' Dinner, Posts It At YouTube By Noel Sheppard Created 05/02/2010 - 11:46
Barack Obama said the F-word at the White House Correspondents' Dinner Saturday evening, and the video of his obscenity was posted at YouTube and WhiteHouse.gov.
As he began his comic remarks, the President said:
I wasn't sure that I should actually come tonight. [Vice President Joe] Biden talked me into it. He leaned over and he said, "Mr. President, this is no ordinary dinner. This is a big (whispering) f--king meal."
At 9:09 AM Sunday, a video of the President's routine was published  at the White House website after being posted  at YouTube some time Saturday evening.
As you can hear in the video, a bleep has been added, but the whispered F-word is still audible (video follows with commentary, joke in first 60 seconds):
As readers, viewers, and those in attendance were aware, this was a joke mocking Biden's F-bomb at the signing of the recently enacted healthcare reform bill when he whispered in the President's ear , "This is a big f--king deal."
However, was it appropriate of the President to use that word in public, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, on live television?
And if the White House was going to post this at YouTube and its website, shouldn't someone have done a better job of making sure the bleep actually covered the obscenity?
This seems especially important as it appeared the networks that aired the dinner properly bleeped his F-word. I was watching C-SPAN and thought the bleep covered it up. I've been informed that CNN and MSNBC also bleeped appropriately, although Fox News's censors may have been a tad early.
This suggests these networks were alerted to the joke, and were on the ready to bleep when necessary.
But did the President have to say "f--king" for the joke to work?
Wouldn't "f-ing," "freaking," or "frigging" have been more appropriate for the most powerful man in the world in a public setting with cameras rolling?
Coarse, but mildly amusing.
Appropriate?? This Boy-King is a nightmare. Classless, arrogant puppet.
It seems to me we have only had 2(Nixon and Truman) other Presidents who had as much trouble as Obambi in controlling their mouths(read James (KJV) in the Holy Bible to see what G*D says about the mouth).
He has virtually no capacity for humor or wit.
This is on a par with the ‘special olympics’ jest.
He should stick to resentment, hatred and blame - where he excels.
He’s just being COOL.
do not question dunhams eligibility...its all here...
I am not going to waste that much time on this POSPOTUS.
Not worth getting wee-wee-ed over.
Way to teach our kids, Obama.. Kinda like how Clinton taught them about.. oh, nevermind.
How clever and amusing
The President deemed the correspondents dinner more important than personally investigating the oil spillage in the gulf.
Rather than go to the scene, he stayed in the White house rehearsing with the teleprompter and the joke coach.
You can take the President out of the ghetto, but you can’t take...
no class punk.
Perhaps he should henceforth be referred to as “Malcolm XXX”
As anti-Obama as they come, but, you’re dreaming there.
He’s hip, baby, HIP! Uber-cool! Postmodern! You’re all too uptight! Chill, baby, chill!/sarcasm off
Just bringing the hood to the White Hut.