Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How to kill one's journalism career in one easy Tweet

Just go viral with President's  "Off the Record" comments. : Obama calls Kenye West a "jackass" for stealing Taylor Swift's spotlight after winning VMA.   West has personally apologized, that apology has been accepted by Swift.  Yes, undisputably, he was an ass. (like one of my favorite scenes in Much Ado About Nothing - Michael Keaton, as the constable: "Forget not, that I.  Am.  An   Ass."  - about mark 7:07 in this video).    I'm glad the Pres. didn't tiptoe around calling him to the carpet even though West was a HUGE supporter of his during the election. Yes, it is damned Presidential in my book to hold your supporters to a higher moral standard.  It's going to be interesting to see what negative spin the conservative blowhards try to put on Obama's comment.  Then go back and see how they spun Cheney's infamous (and unrepentant) "Fuck Yourself!" outburst to Sen. Leahy on the Senate floor - and Pres. Bush's "eh - stuff happens" reaction to that comment.  (Note - I'm the last kettle to criticize any pot for swearing - it's the hypocricy of the self-styled "family values" crowd that gets me.)

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