Skip to comments.Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House
Posted on 03/10/2013 11:09:00 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House By Noel Sheppard Created 03/10/2013 - 1:45pm
The Washington Post's Dana Milbank made an interesting observation Sunday about the vulgarity prominent in the current presidential administration.
Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, Milbank said, "The number of F-bombs being dropped by this White House, scholars are going to look in the national archives in 20 or 30 years and they're going to be shocked by the language that was coming out of this place" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
HOWARD KURTZ, HOST: Is there an expectation in this Democratic White House that if you are granted access they expect you to kind of play ball?
DANA MILBANK, WASHINGTON POST: Well, that part of it is true in any White House. There's always this sort of implied quid pro quo that you trade access for good coverage, and it doesn't always work out that way, but that's what they try to do. I don't think that the idea of them getting in faces is particularly new or unusual.
KURTZ: Even if it's right in your face?
MILBANK: I actually once had to clean Ari Fleischer's spittle from my face. This was the Bush White House press secretary.
KURTZ: I have that image.
MILBANK: Yes, I havent had to do that here. I think what is different it seems, it's more course. Its more vulgar. Maybe this is how everybody is these days, but the number of F-bombs being dropped by this White House, scholars are going to look in the national archives in 20 or 30 years and they're going to be shocked by the language that was coming out of this place.
KURTZ: Oh, I'm shocked that such words would be used in this kind of discourse.
Make you wonder if Milbank is going to lose his own access to this White House for saying this.
Regardless, his point is an important one given the continuing increase in vulgarity we're seeing in the culture.
The President and his staff are indeed role models, and when they're regularly dropping F-bombs and using other vulgar terms, it shouldn't be surprising that profanity is becoming so dominent in society and at a younger and younger age.
As such, kudos to Milbank for calling the White House out on this.
The people erase them from their memories. I know he will be removed from my hard drive.
Profanity is the calling card of the left. It is used on the right as well but the left uses it like everyday language. All you have to do is compare DU to FR and you get the general picture.
they define the old term “SNAFU” perfectly.
What F-bomb word are they referring to - Freedom?
Not bloody likely with this bunch. They are thugs and they talk like thugs. What did Mr. Milbank expect?
One phrase, that is curiously banned from use in the White House is “son of a bitch”. Some things just hit too close to home.
While the temptation is great, I plan on archiving much of what Obama has done (or failed to do) so when my young grandson gets old enough to write his high school and college reports he has the information to (figuratively) body slam some stupid liberal teacher into the ground, on any subject, and with with numerous references. Things that textbooks and media will conveniently "omit".
From what I hear in common conversation and see on TV daily , "Fu&k Patois" has been adopted as the normal level of speech in everyday America. When not used outright it's been replaced by less direct euphemisms like "friggin'," "frackin'," etc.
If the Lord is around by then...
You are so right. The left gets really vulgar on twitter. It makes it difficult to have any kind of debate unless you want to be told what to do with your private parts in the most vulgar language. It’s disheartening to think it happens even in the highest levels of this government.
Inner city ghetto trash.
So how can Obama be any worse? (Nevermind, I can't believe I even asked that question..)
What is one to expect when thug teen-age mentality immature adults are running the show.
Dana blames Bush.
I imagine they’re “mother” F bombs
Well its just like that computer binary acronym ‘GIGO’.
Nobody watching this White House today is in the slightest bit surprised.
Everything about the Ubama regime is vulgar. Everything.