The president is disappointed in you, Kanye. At least, off the record he is. President Obama had an informal chat with a CNBC reporter yesterday and when he was asked about the VMA controversy he explained that he thought Kanye West was a “jackass”. Of course no one in their right mind would report that the president said something like that especially when it’s off the record, but ABC reporter Terry Moran heard the news feed and Twittered about it. The Tweet read “Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a “jackass” for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential.” Whither thy journalistic integrity, Terry – using Twitter and sarcasm in one swoop?
The post was quickly taken down and ABC issued an apology for prematurely reporting the quote. We actually think the president’s views on pop culture should be more transparent, it makes him more human. Forget healthcare, what does he think of Lady Gaga? [Photo: Getty Images]