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September 14, 2009

Obama Calls Kanye West A "Jackass" ABC News Flushes It Down The Memory Hole*

Terry Moran of ABC tweeted that Obama had the same reaction to West's idiocy that everyone did but then pulls it down?

"In the process of reporting on remarks by President Obama that were made during a CNBC interview, ABC News employees prematurely tweeted a portion of those remarks that turned out to be from an off-the-record portion of the interview. This was done before our editorial process had been completed. That was wrong. We apologize to the White House and CNBC and are taking steps to ensure that it will not happen again."

I'm kind of confused why an ABC reporter would have access to an 'off-the-record' comment made to CNBC. I don't see how Moran would be bound to a promise of 'off-the-record' made by CNBC. If Moran was somehow in a position to just over hear the remark, I don't get why he would be bound to keep CNBC's promise.

I'll be curious to see what the full circumstances of this were.

Either way, this is the second thing Obama has done or said today I am in complete agreement with. Frankly, it scares me a bit.

*I had the wrong insult in the headline and corrected it.


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