Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bill Clinton says, "I don't think I should take any s*** from anybody about that, do you?"

AFTER A RADIO interview with WHYY, Philadelphia's public radio station, former president Bill Clinton said, "I don't think I should take any shit from anybody about that, do you?"

He was referring to a line of questioning about Hillary Clinton losing ground among African-American voters. Specifically, the Hillary campaign for president lost potential black support after Bill called Barrack Obama, "the black candidate."

Here's the tricky part: the interview was over when Clinton said, "I don't think I should take any shit from anybody about that, do you?"

Did the radio reporter screw the former president by running his statement which was made when he thought the interview was over? Or is he fair game at all times since he is a public figure?

9 comments:

Ariela Rose said...

What he said is fair game not only because he is a public figure but also because he said it immediately after the interview ended. He should have known that there was a possibility of him still being on air. I also think that he got a little too worked up and defensive about the issue, and I didn't like that in defense of him calling Obama the "black candidate" he cited that he was with 2 black congress members at the time and that he had appointed more black cabinet members than any other president. The fact that he was in the company of black people and that he had employed black people does not allow him to pass off borderline racist remarks.

Anonymous said...

Okay, this is on the radio. There is no way to tell if that even IS in fact Bill talking, or who he is talking to, or what he is referring to. This is crap. And so is this entire campaign. This radio reporter is probably an Obama supporter and is trying to make the Hillary campaign look bad. It's not fair, people should be able to have a private conversation OFF AIR, he has already said goodbye and everything. This whole election needs to end SOON because it is getting outrageous. Everything anyone says is getting spun into entirely different meanings. This election is turning dirty.

donnie said...

this one caught my attention because i think it represents a good life lesson. whats off the record is off the record. yea, he may have good story to work with and get a little famous, but hes gonna lose all credibility with his sources. no one will trust him when he says "its ok, its off the record."

in general, u violate the trust of ur sources, you lose them. do it too much, no one will talk to you and then you dont have a story. i think he just put himself in a hard place with future interviews.

j1111 veteran

Shauna said...

honestly, i don't think bill should take that shit from anybody. He rules. And therefore, it doesn't bother me that it ran. I<3Bill

Anonymous said...

He wasn't "off the record," he was still on the air. Clinton needs to take a deep breath and chill, maybe take a pill, so he doesn't screw Hill. That was pretty bad. Can we be "off the record?" To late.
Paul Klein

ayumi said...

If the reporter purposely editted the interview to end with Bill Clinton's "I don't think.. " comment, it would be a problem. However, since Bill made a comment right after the interview when he could expect it to be on air, it is a fair game for the reporter to broadcast it.

Emily Shesh said...

I like when he said he was simply stating a fact because it is really is a objective observation...

As for the airing of his last comment, it was obviously done with purpose. And it was fair game, the interview only ended a second ago. It didn't sway my opinion though...made me laugh :)

shaina said...

bill clinton has the right to say what he wants as a grown as man who used to be the president so that means that he is entitled to say what he wants. and depending on what the intentions of the reporter was, the remark was definatley fair game. public airways therefore the comment was public property.

shaina said...

hey my mistake on the typo get rid of the second as in the first line. thanks