Mon 14 Sep 2009
During a CNBC interview on Monday, President Obama called hip-hop artist Kanye West a “jackass” over his behavior at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Obama’s colorful remark was actually made in an off-the-record portion of the interview that was tweeted — and then deleted — by ABC News reporter Terry Moran.
“Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a ‘jackass’ for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential,” Moran wrote.
Politico’s Michael Calderone has ABC’s statement apologizing for Moran’s journalistic breach.
You know that’s gotta hurt most of all…being from Chicago, and heralding Obama as Kanye has done so often….
In related news, Harry Allen posted a disturbing round-up and analysis of the extreme racism that last night Kanye West-Taylor Swift incident has exposed on Twitter. Ugly ugly.
After the jump, 50 Cent chimes in as well…