The reporter. He was somewhat antagonizing, his tone constantly implied Obama's incompetence, and he took an aside comment by the President (a rather polite request) as an opportunity to try to embarrass Obama. Regardless of whether or not you think reporters should be allowed to display bias, this is downright unprofessional. The job of an interviewer is to get out of the way and get the story directly from a source. He butted into the story because he has an ax to grind. Jerk.
I agree I think the reporter was trying to put words in Obama's mouth during this interview. I believe the reporter was being unprofessional, and Obama really did his best to try and keep his cool. It is rude in any circumstance to interrupt someone when they are talking, didn't we learn that way back in pre-school?
I believe that the President handled this very well given the circumstances. He still had an obligation to get through the interview even though it was obvious that the reporter was being borderline condescending as well as stressing his one-sided views.
Go Obama. Put your foot down! I hate it when people do that (what the journalist did). All he's doing is show that enjoys framing people and getting the answers that he wants, not the answers that are given.
I think the journalist was being a bit of an ass but, but I think that sometimes it's necessary. Whether or not it was in this situation is the question.Some people, and presidents in particular, are good at working interviews. Sometimes by cutting off an interviewee you can get some real emotion out of them and emotion isn't something you often see from presidents.I think the journalist went about it in the wrong kind of way. And I think he may have had an axe to grind. I do not, however, think that pressing hard on an interview subject is always a bad thing.
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