Obama Gets Pissy with Reporter: “Let Me Finish My Answers Next Time”

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

President Obama’s celebrated cool seems to have gone the way of Single-Payer, ending the war in Afghanistan and closing Guantanamo Bay.

In a softball interview with Mr. Obama on Monday, Brad Watson, a senior political reporter for News 8 Dallas, asked the president why he’s so unpopular in Texas. Obama replied he had lost Texas “by a few percentage points.” Watson corrected the president and said, “You lost by about 10,” and it went downhill from there.

Watch it:

President Obama, the leader of the free world, clearly didn’t appreciate being corrected by a lowly Dallas political reporter and as he unclipped his microphone, Mr. Obama can be heard issuing a warning, “Let me finish my answers next time we do an interview, all right?”

But the story gets stranger. This afternoon, WH communications director Dan Pfeiffer was asked by TIME, Inc reporter Michael Scherer, “So will Brad Watson get another interview one day?”

Pfeiffer said Watson may be out in the cold for irritating the King president.

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12 Responses to Obama Gets Pissy with Reporter: “Let Me Finish My Answers Next Time”

  1. Seabec says:

    We finally get to see the real Barry?

  2. Estacada says:

    Maybe Densal Washington could pull the cool guy guy thing off year after year but, Obama isn’t them and eventually, the real Obama was bound to leak through.

  3. Tiny Dancer says:

    Brad Watson didn’t interrupt the Great and Powerful Obama.

    Obama made a statement about percentages and Watson correct him. Is Obama’s ego so tiny that he’s above a simple correction? Maybe Obama should only sit down with ass kissers like Lawrence O’Donnell and Candy Crowley?

    Maybe Obama is off his meds?

  4. Tiny Dancer,

    I don’t know if Obama is on meds. What seems most likely to me is, he is suffering from Washingtonitis. That curious malady that effects every occupant of the White House.

    They begin to form their own place in presidential history and they start to think their shit doesn’t stink.

  5. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Brad Watson should’ve said, “Pardon me, Mr. President? Did you say you love Texas or taxes?”

    HAHAHAHA! That would’ve sent Barry to a mental hospital. He’s very fragile, you know!😉

  6. Randy Arroyo says:

    Brad Watson should’ve said, “Pardon me, Mr. President? Did you say you love Texas or taxes?”

    What do you want to bet Watson is audited next year?

  7. Adirondacky says:

    Barack “Petty” Obama.

  8. Shayne K. says:

    Not Barry’s finest moment.

    He’s got to man up and not descend into histrionics when he’s challenged or corrected. The guy is just some reporter — not the father who abandoned him when he was 4 years old.

  9. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Whoooooooooooa! All of a sudden, Barry discovered his Balls?????????????? Where have they been hiding for the last two and a half years?

  10. Jolly Roger says:

    Eh. Far be it from me to do too much defending, but this is a guy who has had the MSM basically trying to knock the legs out from under him since he took office. As I recall, Bubba kind of got tired of it after awhile too.

    I suppose he could go the Saint Ronnie/Chimpy route, and just not say anything not pre-scripted and agreed to.

  11. Nigel Karsten says:

    I enjoyed viewing this video twice and by every measure, the reporter was simply doing something President Obama has grown unaccustomed. The reporter refused to let him spin the details of his loss in Texas. Nothing mean and nothing the least disrespectful.

    Sorry but chastened isn’t a characteristic Mr. Obama has developed. A more seasoned politico would have just ignored the correction or laughed it off. Gordon Brown learned the hard way too.

    Poor President Obama looks notably like a back-bencher from Illinois now and this video has gone, as you Americans say, viral.

  12. Joe in Colorado says:

    Obama needs to develop a thicker skin. As Nigel said, the video has gone viral and now everyone is talking about. They even mentioned the interview on the BBC America news. Obama has been around long enough to know looking petulant reads badly on camera.

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