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Obama Cursed Out Reporters About His Coverage

Ann Compton, who recently retired after many years covering the White House for ABC, reveals that President Obama offered a profanity-laced critique of his coverage to reporters during an off the record session.

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52 Responses to Obama Cursed Out Reporters About His Coverage

  1. “We cover what we are allowed to cover.” Much the point is made in a more expansive format by Sharyl Attkisson’s new book. She mentions that while the public may be amazed at the work that goes into covering the “news”, they might be more amazed at the effort to keep real news out of the “news” shows, noting that the term “presenter”, as used in England, would be more factual than “reporter”.

  2. Probably “off the record” means they were frisked after turning in their cell phones. Why doesn’t Ms. Compton go all the way and repeat one of the vulgar rants. Like GD MF ? That icy exterior is evil. If we get out of this in 2 years it will be a miracle. Look for more “journalists” to speak out?

    • I would have appreciated more journalist doing their job quite some time ago. Many, many journalist all coming out with ugly facts about him within his last two years may backfire.

    • Agree wholeheartedly, Maggie.

      Our country is about to find out just how long the next two years will be…it will seem like an eternity,, as something “new” comes out almost every day.

    • I think they were afraid to speak. Ann Compton was never known to be a conservative.
      When he is out of office we should expect to hear much, much more.
      What fools this country has been to fall for this fraud!
      Well, not all of us……I knew before November of 2008 but I am a life long political junkie and have been fooled once….I voted for and supported Richard Nixon and had to endure admitting m error that my dad had predicted…live and learn.

      • If you look at the big picture, President Nixon’s behavior was rather pedestrian compared to what ovomit is doing today.
        He is a twisted,socialist, closet muslim who wants nothing more than to see this country… OUR country dismantled & left at the alter of the UN pleading for mercy… there have been military coups in other countries for much less reasons.. just saying

  3. OT Scary Bill O’Reilly is starting to make sense to me, and he can back it up.

    The leftist meme — America is an oppressive and bad country. The privileged whites hate black people. The police hate black people and are gunning for them. And, they are trying to hard to prove, the war on women — and rape by the privileged white elite against the less fortunate and blacks.

    And, I say, it has been established in the early school system and carries through to university and more damaging, it is the message of the President of the United States and the Attorney General, the top law enforcement officer of the country.

    Pretty stark. And the Democrats are selling this every single day.

      • Amazing how the leftists have seized and controlled the narrative in the short time since the election last month…it’s like the election never happened and all the news is about racism, the police, the war on women, and – now – torture.

        • And the media, so well trained, is performing at the boy king’s command.

          As an aside I was watching a show Major Crimes, low level non violent more story lined than anything. Preview of next week, cop shoots innocent black kid, fires and riots ensure. Gee, I think I just saw this.

    • Don’t be dismayed by what the MSM considers ‘news’ or important issues. What Americans are thinking about are these:
      the latest football game
      Christmas shopping or visitst
      how to keep more of their own money next year
      new car? or fix the old one
      their health, or health of a loved one
      why are some people making a big fuss that isn’t going to resolve anything
      when will the rioters go home
      what’s up with Tiger Woods
      how the kids are doing in school
      and not –
      40yr past sexual assaults
      having a ‘conversation’ about Black vs White relations
      do women have an equal chance at anything.

      So, relax. While the Repubs were afraid of being blamed for shutting down the government, the voters still put them back in office and kicked the Dems to the curb.
      Af-Ams are getting no sympathy from the public.
      We’re doing OK. We’ll do better in the future.

        • And I am much more concerned about my new $800 computer and how to pay for it, find my pix for my sites, etc. Injustice, rioting, torture–OK OK, but what about me, my fear of change, my constant fretting…meeeeee. People are that way! Not stupid, necessarily–but self-focused.

  4. What a pathetic excuse for a politician. After the national press helped hide his past, his failures, sugar-coated his lies, pretended he was effective, buried most of the scandals, all for his benefit, he complains that they haven’t done enough to make him look good.
    A real politician would be schmoozing the press, making them feel good and important.
    The press, the journalists, and the boot-lickers have no one to blame but themselves. They knew who and what he was, but chose to side with him. Too bad.

    • Well said Mr. Srdem… I wholeheartedly agree !
      ann compton is correct except ovomit is not getting what he truly deserves which is a sweeping out to the curb..

  5. Ann is a day late and a *holler* short in sharing.
    Obviously, the “transparency” Obama spoke about was nothing more than his own thin skin.

    • Yes, MSM journalist have done much worse than just ignoring Obama’s real agenda.

      They’ve carried Obama’s water, mainstreamed his lies, looked the other way when he violated the US Constitution time after time, protected him on Fast and Furious, Benghazi, etc., ignored what was right there in front them 24/7. Much of the current state of the country lies directly on their refusal to do their job.

  6. After reading more of Ms, Compton’s revelations on CSPAN, I am adding one more dimension to ‘malignant narcissist’: ‘Paranoid Schizophrenic’. I really do believe Obama is insane!

    “I think I went through a time of three or four months where I was never in the Oval Office once on my pool day. Part of this may be that the President feels a little bit on the ropes. His job approval rating is down to 40 percent consistently for the last couple of years since his reelection. He also has his own tools. He is the first president with his own journalistic tools. They’ve all had photographers. He has his own videographers. He has a newscast on Friday mornings on WhiteHouse.gov. It is anchored by his former deputy, now press secretary, Josh Earnest. I think it is fine if the President of the United States wants to present his own version of what he did all week. Most of it is behind the scenes shots of him with Supreme Court justices and leaders coming in from Wall Street. It is fine that he puts it on the internet and that everybody can see it. Those same elements should not be blocked from the White House press corps.”

    See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2014/12/08/ann-compton-obama-he-has-profanity-laced-tirades-against-press#sthash.oUEpdj66.dpuf

    • Regarding Obama’s mental state — there is no Amnesty EO — there is a memo to Jeh over at DHS suggesting he not enforce the law. Jeh, DHS, Eric and DOJ should be made to answer this.

      • Well,look at this. Guess we wont be going after anybody. So, the Republicans need to step up. Not holding my breath.
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        People need to understand that this is WHY we need immigration reform. The current law says that Obama does not NEED to issue an executive order. The director of the Department of Homeland Security, under current law, has the discretion to decide who may stay in this country. The head of DHS works for Obama. A memo from Obama is all that is needed to order the head of DHS to allow whoever Obama wants to stay to stay.

  7. Diane “A-15” Feinstein is going to blow up the CIA to settle old scores with them because the Dems lost the election and she lost her power seat. I am starting to wonder if she is lying down a smoke screen for Benghazi and the latest IRS allegations.

    If the CIA tells the truth about Benghazi it will be dismissed as nothing but politics. This report will make the media look to the issues this report causes to ignore the IRS.

    Sounds to me if this report is so bad then Feinstein, Reid, Hoyer and Pelosi should all be impeached. They didn’t sound the alarm. They voted for approved the CIA’s actions.

    The Democrats are done as a party. All the leaders are old people who are all very unlikeable and that includes Hillary. They have no Next Generation. At this point, they are doing all they can do to divide this country. Ferguson and Staten Island has had very little action. Staten Island has had more traction but Mrs Garner and her daughter have been felt the cop is to blame not racism. Michael Brown brought his downfall upon himself. Race had nothing to do with his death other than the Democrats using it to try and divide the country after an ass kicking at the polls.

    The Dem’s are in Kamikaze mode. The divine wind did not help Japan nor will it help the Dems. The Republicans have to decide whether they are going to represent the wishes of the electorate. If not, then their leadership,especially Boehner, have to be forced to resign.

  8. Does it seem to anyone else that there have been a sudden slew of “retirements” among the MSM?

    It might be just me, but Compton, Crowley, and I think I have heard of a couple of others, but they don’t come to mind off hand. Just seems like there are a lot of Obots that are jumping off the sinking ship before it goes completely under.

    Can’t wait to see what Hagel’s tell all has to say.

  9. OT: I have been reading the news this morning. A point that was mentioned as well earlier on Fox. Prince William flies coach.
    Now I would like to know if the campaign money pays for o’s flights to fundraisers.
    I would like to know who pays for his vacations.
    I would like to know how much the tax payers have paid in full, for all flights considered to be work related.
    Than I would like to determine if each trip could have been done by phone, fax, email, twitter, etc.

    • I can’t believe that people are saying Jay-Z and Beyonce are the American Royalty…..Kate and William have more class in their pinky finger than those two can ever hope to have. Augghhhhhh

      • Seems to me they have not been there lately–at least we weren’t told–maybe something happened to break up that mutual admiration society. And now–an outsider like the Princess gets to hobnob. Wonder how that went over.

  10. MY EGO ;NOT ;YOUR PRESS RELEASES ARE IMPORTANT TO THIS COUNTRY.

    THE LAST TIME I WAS WRONG HELL FROZE OVER !!!!

    NOW LICK MY BOOTS AND LET ME GET ON WITH DESTROYING THE NATION…I ONLY HAVE 2 YEARS LEFT.

    HAIL TO THE CHEEEEEF

  11. I tried to email you this article, Keith.
    : Fwd: Fw: Fwd: DUMB girls on Fox News

    For the past 10 years FOX News has had higher ratings and the largest audience numbers (for news and business/political “talk” programs) than all the other TV and Cable news channels combined, which includes: CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC and CBS!
    Some folks claim that FOX’s higher ratings are only because FOX purposely hires a lot of female “reporters” who do nothing but sit around in short skirts and merely “read everything off of a teleprompter”.
    Bottom line: The next time you hear someone criticizing FOX News for supposedly having a “bunch of dumb gals” as eye candy . . . Check out their qualifications…let them speak for themselves!

    Brenda Buttner
    She graduated from Harvard University with honors with a bachelor’s degree in social studies. Buttner went on to be a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University , where she graduated with high honors and a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics.

    Shannon Bream
    She is a graduate of Liberty University and earned a Juris Doctorate with honors from Florida State University College of Law.

    Gretchen Carlson
    Carlson graduated with honors from Stanford University and also studied at Oxford University in England .

    Jamie Colby
    Aside from her journalism career, Colby is an attorney and served in private practice for 10 years. She is an attorney admitted to practice in New York , California , the District of Columbia and Florida . Colby is also a former law professor, a member of Law Review and has been a National Board member of American Women in Radio and Television for the last several years. Attending the University of Miami International School of Business at age 14, she received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting as well as her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law at age 22.

    Harris Faulkner
    A graduate from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in mass communication.

    Jennifer Griffin
    A graduate of Harvard University in 1992, Griffin received a Bachelor’s degree in comparative politics.

    Kimberly Guilfoyle
    Guilfoyle is a magna cum laude graduate of University of California , Davis and attended the University of San Francisco School of Law and Trinity College in Dublin , Ireland , where she studied and was published for her research in international children’s rights and European Economic Community law.

    Molly Henneberg
    Henneberg earned her bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University , graduating summa cum laude.

    Catherine Herridge
    Herridge earned a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a Master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

    Amy Kellogg
    Kellogg began to study Russian at Phillips Academy in Andover , Massachusetts and then received her BA in Soviet Studies from Brown University . She spent a semester at Leningrad State University . She received her Masters from Stanford University in Russian and East European Studies and also speaks Spanish and French.

    Megyn Kelly
    Kelly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and a J.D. >From Albany Law School, where she also served as editor of the Albany Law Review.

    Jenna Lee
    A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara , Lee obtained her master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

    Molly Line
    Line is a graduate of Virginia Tech where she received her Bachelor of Arts in mass communication and political science.

    Dagen McDowell
    A native of Virginia , McDowell graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in art history.

    Heather Nauert
    She graduated from Mt. Vernon College in Washington , D.C. , with a bachelor of arts in communications and she received her master’s in journalism from Columbia University . Nauert is also a term member at the Council of Foreign Relations.

    Dana Perino
    She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Colorado State University-Pueblo and went on to receive a Masters in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois-Springfield ..

    Anita Vogel
    Vogel graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and political science.

    Lis Wiehl
    Wiehl received her undergraduate degree from Barnard College in 1983 and received her Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Queensland in 1985. In addition, she earned her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1987

    Greta Van Susteren
    A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Van Susteren received a bachelor’s degree with distinction in economics. She earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law in 1979 and a Master of Law from the school in 1982. Van Susteren was the first Stuart Stiller Fellow at Georgetown Law Center and was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Stetson Law School.
    .
    After reading this I realized that these ladies have better qualifications than the guy who was elected president – twice!

    AND I MIGHT ADD, THAT WE NOW KNOW MORE ABOUT THEM AND THEIR BACKGROUNDS THAN WE DO ABOUT THE PRESENT OCCUPANT OF THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!!!!

    • Bam! on that last line. I have always considered these people more than news readers–some I don’t care for especially–Carlson, Nauert, some I don’t even know…But I do think they could cut the cleavage…seriously. No need to bring the girls out.