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Well, it hasn't aired yet, but after watching Countdown with Keith Olbermann, he pointed out a gaff by Obama that will probably be the front running story for the next week on FOX Noise.
The transcript will come out later with the obvious video, but this is how it went...
- Leno asks Obama if he removed/destroyed the bowling alley in the White House.
- Obama says it's still there, and says he's been practicing saying he bowled a 129.
- Leno laughs and makes a comment about "What a high score!"
- Then Obama says something around the lines of, "Jay, I know it looks more like the Special Olympics!"
Will this actually piss off a lot of people? Meh, some will get pissed. Will the Right Wing media outlets pretend to be outraged? Absolutely! I'm just waiting for the proverbial # storm to hit sometime tomorrow. I think it was a bone-headed thing to say. What the # were you thinking?
BTW, the first person to broadcast this was the evil liberal Keith Olbermann. He was the first to point it out.
When asked about the remark, the White House said the president did not intend to offend. "The president made an off-hand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics," White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton said. "He thinks the Special Olympics is a wonderful program that gives an opportunity for people with disabilities from around the world."
"I understand MSNBC has suspended Mr. Imus," Obama told ABC News, "but I would also say that there's nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude."
"Insults, humor that degrades women, humor that is based in racism and racial stereotypes isn't fun," the senator told ABC News.
Originally posted by Irish M1ck
reply to post by GuyverUnit I
Personally, I disagree with Imus being* run off the air. However, there is no similarity to "nappy-headed hoes" and a joke about being bad at bowling (whether distasteful or not).
I wonder how many here who are making a stink haven't made a similar joke.
[edit on 3/20/2009 by Irish M1ck]
The "Compassionate" President insults America's handicap on Leno. How is the media going to spin this?