Snippy Snippy!

United States
April 19, 2011 8:49pm CST
So Mr. President has become a little short tempered and snippy at some of the reporters lately. They are not asking questions he likes so short stinging remarks it is.! Now the question is, is it stress or are truer colors showing through? Or both? Now everyone has an off day I know that, everyone knows that but It seems as though this is happening more and more often. If it where Bush the Media would be crucifying him for it. I also cannot help but wonder if he can get this way with a reporter how is he getting when talking to world leaders. Lets face it Wars have been started for less. If you do not know what I am talking about you can read it and watch it for yourself. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/19/obama-let-me-finish_n_850990.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%7C57134
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
20 Apr 11
Sorry, I am in a boycott against Huffington Post. It's not because of their political views at all. It is about the lawsuit filled against Arianna Huffington on behalf of the freelance writers who have posted on her sight. When she sold the site to AOL, she should have given them the option to keep their work on the site and compensated them for it or she should have given them the option of removing and posting it elsewhere. The Huffington post maybe in violation of copyright laws. Anyway, I did read an article somewhere else about the President's interview in Texas. He definitely was showing signs of impatient and frustration.
• United States
21 Apr 11
OK I have no clue what you are talking about with the Huffington post. I got the gist though.. Yeah he is wearing down that is for sure.
• United States
21 Apr 11
Here this might explain things a little better on the lawsuit. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2383575,00.asp
• United States
21 Apr 11
It's all about the copyright. Just think your comment earned you more money than an entire blog about HuffPo.
@celticeagle (114086)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Apr 11
Well, poo poo on him. He is becoming his real self now that he has been in office a while. He should know that the reporters can help him or hurt him big time. Sure everyone has an off day but he must be beginning to feel the stress of it all. I couldn't bare to watch. He is going to learn a grave lesson.
• United States
20 Apr 11
That will happen ans we'll see how he handles that.
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@celticeagle (114086)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Apr 11
I think things have landed and not all so pretty as it was in the beginning.
• United States
21 Apr 11
I think we will see more of his "other" side before it is all over and then some.
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@wolf92s (17)
• United States
20 Apr 11
I would like to say that he has alwasy been a little short tempered. He is just showing his true colors now. If you watched the video I did not see any where; where the reporter disrespected the president. If respect is judged on challanging what someone is saying. Then you need to learn what respect truly is. If we do not challenge our leaders there is no way to show them respect. Respect is earned not given and as far as I am concerned he has not. Then also look at President Bush he has been treated so badly and is still being bashed. Where was his respect befor you try saying anthing about respect you need to look at all sides.
• United States
21 Apr 11
Very true. If Bush was fair game so is Obama!
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
21 Apr 11
@wolf.....Not allowing a person to finish with his answer by interrupting to ask another question IS disrespectful. Would you like to be the one who is interrupted?
• United States
22 Apr 11
I agree opinionatedLady. yoyo1198, you are right to a point. If a person is still trying to finish their answer then yes. If the person is just rambling and making smart comments or adding junk to the answer to make it seem longer or more intalligble then it would NOT be disrespectful. If the person is not saying anything how IS it disrespectful. I ask again where in the video is Obama interrupted? Would I like to be interrupted? Yes, I would really liked to be interrupted. For what I was saying if it answered what they said and they wanted to move on; then it is not disrespectful. Was it interrupting yes; but does it have to be disrespectful no. Plus in this world we live in now, there is a lot of people that are in a rush all the time and would not want all the extra stuff that was added to the answer. I would rather have a President that can take what his/her people say and not get pissed-off over it. This to me shows a sign of a good leader. No matter how many times someone did interrupte him. I guess it really depends on the person you want to be. You will probably say that I am a lier; let me say I am not. I believe that words are nothing more than just words. You may think that I let what you say get to me; I did not. You need to fully understand what you are trying to argue and the person you are trying to argue with before you argue. Let us both learn a life lesson from this.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
20 Apr 11
I would get snippy as well. regardless of who is being interviewed. I blame the media for this. They are too busy looking for "gotcha" sound bites that they have no interest in actually reporting the news. I guess you could be hopeful that the honeymoon is over. But this happened quite often with Bush, not to mention congress critters. Believe me when I say, I am not trying ot defend politicians, but right is right.
• United States
21 Apr 11
Believe me I love to bash the media more then the politicians. They are a reason so much of our country has no clue what is really going on. They lead their interviews down paths to trap those they ask questions. The thing is you can tell a lot by how the person reacts to the ba$tards. Bush and his tongue tied answers made him look ridiculous. Obama is becoming "confrontational". I want to see some one shut them down in a classy way. That's what I want a classy president who can walk that line of firm with out looking stupid,angry or cheap. So I have been waiting now for the last three presidents. (Don't really remember much of Bush Sr, I was too young to care then)
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
21 Apr 11
How is "Let me finish my answers next time" confrontational? Educate me please.
@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
20 Apr 11
Reporters and interviewers are getting more and more confrontational and disrespectful. I've seen interviews where they would persistently interrupt a response to angrily pose another question before the first answer had been given. This is happening much more frequently. The President is in the most important position in this country and deserves a modicum of respect if not for the man himself then, at least, for the office. Respect has diminished in all aspects of our society today from the bullying we see in our school system to venues such as this forum and even into the higher institutions of our land. Polite discourse has been thrown out and confrontation seems to be the order of the day. The President deserves respect and I think that he let that be known by his remark to this self-important boor. I say, "good for him." It's time to bring our conversations to a higher plane and treat each other as we would want to be treated.
• United States
21 Apr 11
But did you feel that way when they went after Bush or was he just a "bad" guy so it didn't matter then? It is the seat of power that deserves respect not the men who hold it over time. They must Earn it. Unfortunately I don't think there has been one to earn it in generations.
• United States
22 Apr 11
I agree with you OpinionatedLady. You have a good point over the seat of power.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
20 Apr 11
I would imagine if we had to listen to all the crap he does we'd be snippy to. I know i would.As for Bush he was an idiot in my opinion.
• United States
21 Apr 11
Idiot or not the Media is not after Obama as they where him. Something that has not gone unnoticed by many. Also he is a man in the spot light it is his job not to show it especially on TV for the world to see. I know he is human but as this is his job he should be able to uphold his communications.
@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
20 Apr 11
I'm sure he's used to it by now. But he is running for re election and has to keep his name and image out there. It gets the sympathy up from what I saw on the comments section. I feel, if he can't stand the heat...stay outta the kitchen. One comment said that the reporter should RESPECT the president...right after a comment bashing Bush...yes, they are still blaming Bush for everything bad that happens in the country or to Obama. Where was the respect for Bush?
• United States
20 Apr 11
They will continue to make this man a martyr until the sun stops shining