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Supposed News Organization Does Promo Video for Obama

Buzzfeed, which is actually a news organization respected within Washington, decided it wanted a cute video of President Obama so badly that it helped him promote the Obamacare website.

The Buzzfeed website, which includes GIFs from the video, baldly admits, “How did we get Obama to use a selfie stick? Oh, because he wants you to go to https://www.healthcare.gov.”

The entire video was posted this afternoon on Buzzfeed’s Facebook page. It’s an outright Obamacare signup promo. Have a look.

I hardly need to make any dignity-of-the-office comments. Obama long ago decided he’d rather everyone think he’s groovy.

I wonder if there’s a word for “like a cousin.” Cousinular? That’s what Obama is. I’ve heard other leaders characterized as grandfatherly, paternal, or avuncular. Obama is like your cousin.

Cousinular. Or perhaps, childish.

White House Officially Declared Laughingstock

Updated at 10:35 pm ET.

The White House Thursday was officially declared a “Laughingstock” and will be demolished by the Department of Interior within a month, officials said today.

The proximate cause of the declaration was the White House decision to take the presidency to a brand new low, inviting in three absurdly unqualified and generally ridiculous people to interview the president of the United States.

In what the White House no doubt concluded was a brilliant stunt that would allow President Obama to widely distribute his message unimpeded by tough questions and annoying follow ups, Obama aides enlisted three people who have built a large following on YouTube – that should have disqualified them right there – to grill the president

The first, a young man who wore a tie but forgot his blazer at home, ended his session by thanking the president for Obamacare and asking for his autograph.

The second, a woman with green lipstick, prefaced a question about Cuba by noting Castro had “put the ‘dick’ in ‘dictatorship'” and then went on to accidentally refer to the first lady as “your first wife” before giving Obama sticks of green lipstick for Mrs. Obama and his daughters.

The final interrogator was a woman of 19 who acknowledged she’d never really cared about politics until this very moment, punctuated Obama’s answers with comments like “awesome,” “amazing,” and “I completely agree,” asked him what his favorite super power would be – it’s flying – and wanted to know what he could do to expand internet access . . . in China.

Even Obama seemed at one point to recognize the catastrophe that was unfolding, responding to the 19-year old’s observation that he is “a busy man” by noting, “yes, I am,” with the distinct suggestion that he needed to get going right away.

The three naturally concluded the entire surrealistic episode by taking a group selfie with the president, and then no doubt booted up their iPads and went back into cyberspace where they came from.

Here’s a preview that was filed yesterday by an incredulous Jake Tapper of CNN, who was previously a White House reporter for ABC.

UPDATE: Here’s the rerun. I don’t advise watching, it could cause serious psychological damage. Please, this is my job, I’ve watched it for you. You have to let a professional handle this.

Obama Gains a New Watchdog

Veteran journalist Joseph Curl is applying the talents he used to make the Drudge Report so exciting to a new venture, Joseph Curl’s Right Read, the latest entrant into the conservative news aggregator club.

Right Read

For several years, until the latter part of 2014, Curl helped Matt Drudge keep the Drudge Report at the top of the heap, working the crucial weekday morning shift where he chose the stories that drove the day’s news.

Time after time, I’d see a story Joe first identified on Drudge and then watch as it was picked up by Rush, Hannity, Fox News, and many places in the MSM.

Joe is now bringing the skills he honed during years of covering the White House for the Washington Times and working for Drudge to Right Read, which is hosted by the Washington Times. White House accountability will no doubt be high on Joe’s list of priorities. I’ll be checking it out.

Joe, who often ran White House Dossier pieces on Drudge, was a big help to this website for many years. I hope you will give Right Read a look too.

Brit Hume Falls Asleep on Fox News Sunday

Excellent decision. I’ve always respected Brit Hume, and now I respect him much more. Brit knows that most people who appear on TV have nothing particularly new or interesting to say, and so it’s a great time to get in some shuteye. Me, I routinely skip the Sunday news shows. All of them. In fact, IContinue Reading

Marie Harf Must Apologize for Her Remarks

Deputy State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf today characterized Fox News Anchor Bill O’Reilly as sexist, offensive, unintelligent, and low-class. The charges are entirely baseless, ad hominem, and highly inappropriate coming from a senior federal official. Secretary of State John Kerry should insist she apologize – to O’Reilly and everyone else. Here is the crime thatContinue Reading