ABC's Terry Moran set the Twitter-sphere all aflutter when he wrote:
We've reached out to Moran and will update this post when we learn more."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."
The White House had no immediate comment.
Obama gets one right; Kanye West did act like a jackass when he stomped on Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. Kanye's behavior was the height of boorishness and if we apply the Maureen Dowd standard, one could say he was racist too.
Since Obama and I are in sync on this one, I am going to give Obama some friendly advice:
A president need not comment on the entire minutia of the day. Commenting on stories like this and Gates, have a tendency to take on a life of their own. To make matters worse, Kanye is a loose cannon and in need of publicity. Getting into a major dust up with the President of the United States will serve Kanye well, but will do nothing for you. Next time remember the two golden words: “No Comment”.
Via: The UK Daily Mail