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What’s worse, calling someone a liar or jackass?

Democrats are in an uproar over Representative Joe Wilson’s (R-SC) “You lie!” outburst when President Obama lied about his health care plan not covering illegal aliens. That’s right, calling a liar a liar is an atrocious act according to Democrats. But…

Our offended President apparently had his own outburst in a CNBC interview the other day. Only his remarks were aimed at Kanye West, whom he called a “Jackass.”

Of course, CNBC didn’t report this.  An ABC employee let it slip on Twitter before his mind kicked into gear and realized his employer wasn’t in the business of giving President Obama bad press.  ABC explains Terry Moran’s slip this way:

“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 doubt ABC would have shown such remorse if this had come after an interview with President Bush. But really, which is worse? A Congressman calling a lying President a liar? Or a President calling a citizen a jackass?

September 15, 2009 Posted by | Obama | , , , , , , | Leave a comment