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Obama Says F-word At Correspondents' Dinner, Posts It At YouTube
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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 [1] at the White House website after being posted [2] 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 [2], "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?


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1 posted on 05/02/2010 9:13:35 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Coarse, but mildly amusing.


3 posted on 05/02/2010 9:15:39 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Sub-Driver

Appropriate?? This Boy-King is a nightmare. Classless, arrogant puppet.


4 posted on 05/02/2010 9:16:47 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Sub-Driver

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).


5 posted on 05/02/2010 9:17:01 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


6 posted on 05/02/2010 9:18:07 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Is it sedition to defy usurpation?)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s just being COOL.


7 posted on 05/02/2010 9:18:55 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: FMBass

do not question dunhams eligibility...its all here...
http://www.learn-usa.com/of_assistance/A_Question_of_Eligibility.pdf


8 posted on 05/02/2010 9:18:55 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Sub-Driver
38 minutes?

I am not going to waste that much time on this POSPOTUS.

9 posted on 05/02/2010 9:19:23 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not worth getting wee-wee-ed over.


10 posted on 05/02/2010 9:19:37 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: originalbuckeye

Way to teach our kids, Obama.. Kinda like how Clinton taught them about.. oh, nevermind.


11 posted on 05/02/2010 9:19:58 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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To: Sub-Driver; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...
The list, ping

How clever and amusing

12 posted on 05/02/2010 9:20:26 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


14 posted on 05/02/2010 9:20:47 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: Sub-Driver

You can take the President out of the ghetto, but you can’t take...


15 posted on 05/02/2010 9:21:03 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Sub-Driver

no class punk.


16 posted on 05/02/2010 9:21:31 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Sub-Driver

Perhaps he should henceforth be referred to as “Malcolm XXX”


17 posted on 05/02/2010 9:21:37 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: US Navy Vet

As anti-Obama as they come, but, you’re dreaming there.


18 posted on 05/02/2010 9:21:43 AM PDT by John W
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s hip, baby, HIP! Uber-cool! Postmodern! You’re all too uptight! Chill, baby, chill!/sarcasm off


19 posted on 05/02/2010 9:21:43 AM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Sub-Driver

Just bringing the hood to the White Hut.


20 posted on 05/02/2010 9:21:50 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s such an endearing, modest, elegant man who transcends the office of which he holds with such high moral character/s.


21 posted on 05/02/2010 9:21:59 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Idiocracy is now.
22 posted on 05/02/2010 9:23:34 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I can see November from my house!")
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To: Sub-Driver
"This guy is an *******"

"Bigtime!"

23 posted on 05/02/2010 9:23:38 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions...$1 Halfbaked...50c)
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To: Sub-Driver

Low class/no class!


24 posted on 05/02/2010 9:25:08 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: Sub-Driver

Low class. Par for the course.


25 posted on 05/02/2010 9:26:15 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s file an FCC complaint against CNN or MSNBC for airing profanity.


26 posted on 05/02/2010 9:28:29 AM PDT by americanophile (DeMint/Ryan '12)
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To: bert

The President deemed the correspondents dinner more important than personally investigating the oil spillage in the gulf.”

Well, to be fair, he also had a date with...BONO!


27 posted on 05/02/2010 9:30:20 AM PDT by jessduntno (I am not a racist. You're just saying that because I'm white.)
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To: americanophile

>>>Let’s file an FCC complaint against CNN or MSNBC for airing profanity

The FCC has no regulatory authority over content on CABLE networks. Find another windmill to tilt.


28 posted on 05/02/2010 9:31:22 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa
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To: Sub-Driver

Classless SOB. Reagan must be spinning in his grave.


29 posted on 05/02/2010 9:31:22 AM PDT by peggybac
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To: Sub-Driver

How presidential - yep, that helps make us look great -

I taught my kids that people who use potty language do so because they haven’t the mental capacity to use better language.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2505087/posts

F-word - 60 seconds in -

He needs a new teleprompter writer - his ‘quip’ about a birth cert fell flat, even in friendly company


30 posted on 05/02/2010 9:32:53 AM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: Sub-Driver
Isn't this the last word with that type of power? When I was a kid there were many - seven - eight words - now - not so many. When this one’s dethroned - it'll be over for shock words. Might be time. Who knows, eff it...
31 posted on 05/02/2010 9:33:15 AM PDT by GOPJ ("Draw Mohammad Day" - - May 20, 2010 - Draw for freedom - draw for your children's freedom.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It’s a little-known fact, but Bob Morton from “Robocop” actually survived that grenade and went into political consulting...

“Governor, you’re gonna be a bad mother...”

(No! Bad Rich!)

32 posted on 05/02/2010 9:33:24 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Add a Jr. and I think you’ve got it!


33 posted on 05/02/2010 9:33:50 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Good point. Could have done without the gratuitous sarcasm though.
34 posted on 05/02/2010 9:33:52 AM PDT by americanophile (DeMint/Ryan '12)
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To: biggredd1

Imagine in GWB had used the F-word at this function. The calls for his apologies and the disgust would still be heard around the world 2 years later.


35 posted on 05/02/2010 9:34:27 AM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: Sub-Driver

Isnt it great how the Democrats turn the F bomb into a joke while they condemn Republicans for it?


36 posted on 05/02/2010 9:35:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

I am soooooooooooo done with this undignified PERSON in the White House. Can NOT wait until impeachment and removal charges get him and his high belt wearing wife and his high class expensive private school attending kids and phony expensive dog and MIL OUT OF THERE. >:-(


37 posted on 05/02/2010 9:35:52 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: TennTuxedo
Imagine in GWB had used the F-word at this function. The calls for his apologies and the disgust would still be heard around the world 2 years later

UNTIL THE END OF TIME ITSELF.


38 posted on 05/02/2010 9:38:33 AM PDT by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue" ><>)
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To: billorites
Coarse, but mildly amusing.

Agreed. But just because a joke works in a comedic sense doesn't mean he should use it.

It speaks to his judgment, and the judgment of his handlers. No surprise, their judgment sucks. In a way, it's worse than Biden's original gaffe. Biden just blurted it, thinking it wouldn't be heard. Obama and his crew scripted it and rehearsed it with the express purpose of it being miked, broadcast, youtubed and tweeted. Dozens of people vetted it and gave it the imprimatur. Idiots.

39 posted on 05/02/2010 9:40:19 AM PDT by Eroteme
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To: billorites

I don’t find it amusing in any way.


40 posted on 05/02/2010 9:40:40 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: GOPJ

LOL! When I was a kid, if I said the word ‘butty’ (meaning butt), I would be sure to get my mouth washed out with soap!


41 posted on 05/02/2010 9:41:38 AM PDT by yorkie (Success comes in a "can". Failure comes in a "can't".)
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To: Sub-Driver

No class.


42 posted on 05/02/2010 9:41:46 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Sub-Driver

Common everyday language in my world!


43 posted on 05/02/2010 9:43:15 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: yorkie
Same with us, we could say hiney but not a$$. I never even heart the word fart until I was grown, we said poot but not that very often.
44 posted on 05/02/2010 9:44:29 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Sub-Driver

Stay classy, Obama.


45 posted on 05/02/2010 9:45:16 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Actually, the FCC had in the past tried to regulate cable and I think it’s a periodic effort.

I say file the complaint anyway. Post it on a blog.

Believe it or not, I think this is a huge deal. I saw last night a WSJ roundtable (on Fox, I think) about how Obama is degrading the presidency with his personal attacks, etc.

This is quick-soundbyte way of explaining this. This wasn’t a stupid remark on an open mic, this was a prepared remark for an event that would be broadcast on national cable television. An event where bytes are often shown on national TV.

So I think this is a nice shorthand symbolic example of the coarseness of the Obama presidency. No president, not even Nixon, not Andrew Jackson, would curse in public remarks. Never.


46 posted on 05/02/2010 9:46:19 AM PDT by AmishDude
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To: Eroteme

Who can really blame Obama, though?

He just says what’s on the teleprompter.


47 posted on 05/02/2010 9:47:42 AM PDT by AmishDude
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To: biggredd1

Wow. Just wow. Great post & document.


48 posted on 05/02/2010 9:48:22 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: Eroteme
"In a way, it's worse than Biden's original gaffe. Biden just blurted it..."

Exactly. Biden's gaffe was an emotional outburst. A product of excess enthusiasm and easily forgiven.

Obama is a strange character.

For all his rough edges, I'd rather be seated next to the V.P. at a dinner party rather than the Prez. Kinda creepy guy.

49 posted on 05/02/2010 9:49:43 AM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Sub-Driver

Berry is a “f—king” joke.


50 posted on 05/02/2010 9:53:49 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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