Obama Claims He Doesn't Watch the News?
July 23, 2014
RUSH: Barack Obama was at a Democrat fundraiser near Seattle last night, and he told supporters he doesn't watch the news anymore. He said (impression), "Yeah, well, whatever they're reporting about I know! I already know it, you know? So I don't watch it." That's the exact opposite of what he usually says. Grab audio sound bite number three. We put together a montage. Now, remember, just last night Obama said at the fundraiser (impression), "Nope, I don't watch the news. I -- I -- I don't learn anything. Whatever they're reporting about, I already know."
OBAMA, IRS SCANDAL, 05/13/13: I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this.
OBAMA, IRS SCANDAL, 05/15/13: Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it.
OBAMA, OBAMACARE ROLLOUT, 10/21/13: Nobody's madder than me!
OBAMA, FAST & FURIOUS, 10/14/11: I heard on the news about this.
OBAMA, FAST & FURIOUS, 10/18/11: It's very upsetting to me, that somebody showed such bad judgment.
OBAMA, SECRET SERVICE SCANDAL, 04/15/12: If it turns out some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then of course I'll be angry.
OBAMA, IRS SCANDAL, 05/13/13: I've got no patience with it! I will not tolerate it!
OBAMA BP GULF OIL DISASTER, 06/03/10: I am furious at this entire situation.
OBAMA IRS SCANDAL, 05/15/13: We're going to hold the responsible parties accountable.
OBAMA, IRS SCANDAL, 05/16/13: (outdoor/rain noise) I certainly did not know anything about the IG Report before the IG Report had been leaked through the press.
OBAMA, IRS SCANDAL, 05/16/13: (outdoor/rain noise) The minute I found out about it, then my main focus is making sure that we get the thing fixed.
OBAMA, WALL STREET BONUSES, 03/18/09: (aircraft noise) People are right to be angry. I'm angry!
OBAMA, AIR FORCE ONE BUZZING MANHATTAN, 04/28/09: (camera clicks) It was something, uhh, we found out, uhh, about along with all of you.
OBAMA, VA SCANDAL, 05/21/2014: I will not stand for it, not as commander-in-chief! None of us should. It is dishonorable, it is disgraceful, and I will not tolerate it. Period.
RUSH: Yeah! Right, he already knows what's on the news. He doesn't watch the news anymore 'cause he already knows what's on the news. Well, the montage you just heard was put together from March of 2009 through May of this year, and Obama was talking about (impression), "I didn't know about the IRS targeting those people until I saw it on the news," and then he was talking about Obamacare rollout.
He didn't know the website wasn't working 'til he saw it on the news. The Secret Service scandal where his team got drunk down there in Cartagena? He didn't know about that 'til he saw it on the news. The BP oil spill in June of 2009? He didn't know about that 'til he saw it on the news, and he was furious about it. A couple more about the IRS targeting conservatives.
There were a bunch of things about that he didn't know 'til he heard about it on the news.
Bonuses on Wall Street back in 2009? He was angry! He didn't know about that 'til he heard about it in the news. Air Force One flying over Manhattan? He didn't know that that was gonna happen 'til he saw it on the news. And then the VA scandal. It's all (impression), "Yeah, I won't stand for it. I heard about that on the news! I learned about that just now." But he tells fundraisers last night that he doesn't learn anything from the news 'cause he already knows about it.
It's just, you know, Obama being Obama, and I just wanted you to hear it.