Obama gets testy and poor Campbell gets annoyed!

Would this be normally called a meltdown?

I didn’t see today’s show, but as always I knew that something would be up Campbell’s arky – and it was, and not unsurprisingly, Barack Obama.

We will see, before the weeks out I think, Campbell stamping her feet and demanding that Obama listen to her and that he has to open the Oval Office and national secrets – just to prove he is being transparent enough.

Campbell goes one better in the show, though – she is now comparing Barack Obama with George Bush – that didn’t take long.

Mr. President-elect, this is the second time I have observed you doing this. Cutting off a reporter because the question didn’t suit you.

Mr. President-elect, this sort of approach reminds a lot of us of the current administration now packing up to go, and it frankly doesn’t fly in a democracy.

Oh!?

And this was, as usual, in response to a question about the current Gov. of Illinois. Now what was it that Obama said to get Ms Brown all pissy?

Obama: John, let me just cut you off, because I don’t want you to waste your question. As I indicated yesterday, we’ve done a full review of this. The facts are going to be released next week. It would be inappropriate for me to comment

So Obama has done a full review, is working closely with the Feds, and is doing as asked by investigators – so what is the problem?

Well – one of the reporters wants the scoop, they want Obama to tell them what is in the report so thay can go and sell a few more papers or to give Ms Brown an exclusive on CNN.

How that in particular will help democracy is a little beyond me – but someone will have the answer to that.

You don’t get to choose the questions you get asked at a news conference.

This is quite true, for once – but doesn’t Obama get to answer those questions the way he wants to? Isn’t that democracy?

You have an extraordinarily high approval rating right now. People in this country who voted against you are pulling for you.

Do I detect a threat there? If Obama doesn’t do what he is told by the press then the press will turn against him and in turn get those who didn’t vote for him to dislike him once more? That isn’t democracy!

These are desperate times for many Americans and most of this country wants you to succeed. But you will not succeed if you discard the very ideals you promoted during your campaign: directness, honesty, candor, transparency, openness.

Eh!? So him saying that he will produce the report, in a direct manner to a reporter with an honest opinion that it wouldn’t be appropriate at this time, and the fact he has done so many press conferences while picking his team isn’t open enough?

That Campbell is a WTF moment!

You’ve made a deal with the prosecutor to keep a lid on certain information about this investigation until next week. Fine.

You are the one who embraced openness, and you could stand to be a little more open to it.

Did I hear foot stomping then?

Oh dear!

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0 Responses to Obama gets testy and poor Campbell gets annoyed!

  1. ReyMac says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I’ll be called sexist for this, but the further along she gets in her pregnancy, the farther from reality her commentaries get. Obama doesn’t answer two questions, and he’s Bush? Come on!

  2. andeeroo says:

    Hey, someone has to take Sam Donaldson’s place in the WH press corp.

    Comparison to “W” is a REAL stretch. Obama’s answers
    (when given)make grammatical sense.

    But what about the wackos who are trying to hang the end times leadership on Obama?

    Here’s a satirical take on Obama and wacko end times conspiracies

    http://andeeroo.wordpress.com/2008/12/01/do-zipcodes-birthrates-eggs-and-butter-mathematically-reveal-the-anti-christ/

  3. Gary from Ca. says:

    Will, you hit the nail on the head. When will the sniping ever stop? Looks like it is time Campbell came down off her high horse. Thanks for the input.

  4. June says:

    This is really inappropriate and unbecoming behavior from Campblell Brown. She seems to have blown her head so much that she really believes that she can DUPE right thinking Americans to believe her that she is really on something worthwhile.
    I bet by now realizes that alot of Americans have very little regard for negative speculation. Especially when the Attorneys office has categorically denied any wrong doing on Obama’s part.
    So the question now remains what has Ms Brown gained from creating a dust storm over an incomplete testimony ?
    The simple answer to that question is ‘RATES’. The American people are smart enough to see beyond this cloud.

  5. June says:

    This is really inappropriate and unbecoming behavior from Campblell Brown. She seems to have blown her head so much that she really believes that she can DUPE right thinking Americans to believe her that she is really on something worthwhile.
    Every Smart Journalist realizes that most Americans have very little regard for negative speculation. Especially when the facts are crying aloud.
    So the question now remains what has Ms Brown gained from creating a dust storm over an incomplete testimony ?
    The simple answer to that question is ‘RATES’. The American people are smart enough to see beyond this cloud, she has successfully taken herself to a new low.

  6. museditions says:

    I saw Obama’s press conference, and, gosh, he refused to go against legal council, but did assure us he’d present his statement as soon as was prudent. Sounds transparent, respectful, and practical to me! Also consistent.

  7. Julie P says:

    I am so tired of this woman’s ranting. She’s become incoherent.

  8. eksith says:

    Same comment I left on CNN…

    “Are you seriously kidding me?!

    If you compare “openness”, Obama is the Grand Canyon to Bush’s closet… And skeletons therein.”

  9. John says:

    I ask everyone to fill that comment section at CNN.COM and ask for this idiot’s resignation. This is a perfect example of reporters trying to look “fair and balanced” with no concern for the actual facts. We do not need a female version of Sean Hannity, stirring up the ignorant and uniformed against our countries best interest, simply to improve their own ratings. Tell CNN this is enough!

  10. Jerry says:

    I believe you also reported that the President-elect commented “He was asked not to discuss the list until next week”. I understand that it’s your job to ask the hard questions. I also believe that it is not fair to ask questions that you know in fact that the President-elect cannot answer because he would be failing to abide with the Justice system. Then of course it would be fair to report the President-elect my be facing charges in the first days of his administration for failing to comply with a special investigation directive when he was asked not to discuss any information about the investigation.
    But that does not matter, if he does not answer your questions he is wrong, if he does give you an answer he is wrong. Any way you look at it “YOU HAVE YOUR STORY”. Maybe you need to be held accountable for making issues about things that you know are simply not an issue. How about truly practicing “NO BIOS, NO BULL” Then we will give your reporting some reason for consideration? Right now it’s “A LOT OF BIAS, AND I LOT OF BULL!”

  11. nvmature says:

    Campbell Brown is working too hard to make herself seem tough and not “bowing to Obama.” But in doing so, she’s creating issues that don’t exist and seeming amateurish and trivial. I mean when the fact are there, why is she continually asking for answers that have been given?

  12. spread the butter says:

    Jan. 24, 2009 – 6:43 PM EST
    As you know the America-Media gave birth to Obama. Naturally, the President considers them ‘family’ like a MOMMA. So Obama was just popping over to smile at and to be loved on by his MEDIA MOMMA. Surprisingly, MOMMA WAS PMS’ing today and this startled the President. So Please America Media continue to be gentle with him. He is a very special person. Stroke him gently and softly while whispering words of adulation–

    Spread the Butter
    Austin, TExas

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