16 Responses to “the complete barbara walters interview”

  1. 1 graciouslady
    November 27, 2010 at 11:25 am

    ThanX Chipsticks, Again, Again, and Again for bringing us the best of our President and First Family. I didn’t get to watch this on Friday. You are the best!!!

  2. 2 CR
    November 27, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Thank you Chipsticks!

  3. November 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    You’re welcome graciouslady and CR! I was afraid the interview would be removed from YouTube for copyright reasons so I thought it best to post my own copy before the others were taken down. The quality isn’t great, but hope it’s okay.

  4. 5 Lexusv
    November 27, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Although I love seeing the positivity of the First couple, I was a little put off by some of the questions put to the Obama’s Do you cuss…hell ya is what he should have said ;o) But the personal questions that they would never have asked of George W and Laura. All about his opinions of her dress and what not. Why do they feel a need to try to intimate themselves with the First Family of the United States is one for question. I don’t care, generally I have not seen them hold themselves in a good light no matter who is asking them what, but they should not ask all the frivilous questions in myhumble opinion.

    • 6 Lexusv
      November 27, 2010 at 2:17 pm

      Oppppps, I mean I have “seen” them hold themselves in a good light.

    • November 27, 2010 at 2:55 pm

      Agreed. Too many Palin crap and the predictable nonsense of: Mr. President, why are you so unpopular?

      Stupid media.

    • 8 graciouslady
      November 27, 2010 at 2:57 pm

      Lexusv, I was thinking the same thing about the “cuss” question. Jon Stewart asked the same question. All the media interviews are trying to get him to say something that will start some brouhaha for ratings. I generally like Barbara Walter but this question was far below how she handles interviews. Almost everybody knows he swears, so what? If I had to put with half the s##t he has to put up with, I would “cuss” big time!!!

  5. November 27, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I have lost all respect for Barbara Walters interviews with President Obama. Also with a lot of other journalist. I think I finally get it. Being the first African American President he is still new and a novelty. The journalist will ask the regular questions that they are expected to ask, but outside of that they are lost. They think because the President and the First Lady is young and black that they would do or be something different than previous Presidents and their families.

    As far as the President’s popularity, most of these polls don’t include cellphones. And most of the people with landlines are older. That is not President Obama’s main voting block. So many polls show more Republican support, than Democratic support. Even with that his likability factor in polls even with Republicans are over 50%. Many may not like some of his policies but they like him personally.

    But the reporters don’t report on all the good things, all the focus is on what someone is complaining about. Or some lie someone have put out in the universe. Or that quitter failin palin. ( I didn’t capitalize that name on purpose LOL. That nut is not in any office, and is making the media look like a pack of fools, while she is making money, with the assumption that she is running for office. She know she can’t win, but the media have found a new toy. I think it’s disrespectful to even ask him about that women.

    I love that when asked a question about that woman our First Lady answered the question without even saying her name :). I laughed so hard, saying YES!!!! Now that was class. And I love that she is the last person on the Presidents mind. 🙂 He don’t think about her. Which means she is irrelevant. Now what part of that statement didn’t the media pick up?
    All in all I enjoyed seeing them interviewed together. It was fun.

    • 10 Lou
      November 27, 2010 at 4:36 pm

      I agree with you. Barbara Walters used to do a much better job of interviewing. Last night it seemed as if she just followed along with all the junk that has been thrown out there about our POTUS. Questions about his faith, his popularity, etc – just junk. This President and First Lady are super smart and gotcha questions don’t work on them but the MSM just doesn’t seem to get it. However it was fun as you say just looking and listening to this couple who are so in love and so in tuned with each other. They love their children and speak of them as if they were just the most precious gifts ever. This is not the picture some want to believe of a black family so they have to make up junk and throw in people like S.P. who can not touch our President in anyway and as he so rightly let it be known last night – he does not waste his time thinking about nonsense like her!!!!

  6. 11 Sankofa
    November 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    I could not believe that barbara (and I won’t capitalize her name) thought those were appropriate questions to ask the President of the United States, unbelievable! Do you cuss, what about palin, what about your faith, why are you unpopular, WTF!?!? I have been done with journalists for a while so I just added barbara to my list of “done withs”.
    Chipsticks, thank you for your diary, some saneness in a sea of stupid. I really appreciate your work.

  7. 12 Sue in Minnesota
    November 27, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I registered my complaints with ABC News regarding the dismissive tone of this interview. And the idea that Sarah Palin would be injected not just once, but twice adds insult to injury. We have eliminated ABC from our viewing options, what with the DWTS debacle, GMA and The View’s frequently promoting Palin, and the tone of this interview…..we have had enough. I suggested that many, many Americans were fully informed on the subject of Palin. And aware of the media’s cynical participation in the promotion of the Palin fairytale, for purposes of controversy and ratings.

    • 13 graciouslady
      November 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm

      Sue, I always enjoy reading your posts,they are filled with so much passion for what you believe in. I, too, take on an energy sometimes unbelievable. What do you think about this concept that the Media, both conservative and liberal might be playing reverse psychology on us. It would be a blessing for Sarah Palin to get her Party’s nomination, right now she is overshadowing a credible Party nomination, i.e., Huckabee. What if promoting Sarah Palin is a liberal strategy to fray the Republican Party (it already is)knowing full well she has absolutely no chance (unless we get the fraud we got in Florida with Bush’s 2nd term) up against President Obama. Palin has neither the decorum nor the intelligence to take on the problems we have in this country, and we can just forget about her when it comes to foreign affairs. She could “cram” from now until the Convention and she would not be able to keep the facts straight. Even my 5 year old nieces know how to remember correctly once you’ve told them what is correct. North Korea is not our allies, duh? I think once she gets that “motor mouth” started, she loses control of All accuracy. She kinda embarrasses me as a woman. And somebody,please save me from that voice.

      • 14 Sue in Minnesota
        November 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm

        Graciouslady, she embarrasses me not only as a woman, but as a human being. I truly look for the good in all people, but in the case of Sarah Palin I’ve come up with goose eggs. Whatever the motives behind her 24/7 media exposure, I can’t be sure of, but whatever they are, the value of it escapes me.

        She may be the GOP’s sacrifical lamb, there is absolutely no way she would prevail against President Obama, unless fraud is involved. She is so inferior to him, in everyway, that she shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same sentence. She demonstrates zero respect towards him, which of course is amplified by the media, and her assertions are rarely challenged, even when they are outright lies. People that know and understand President Obama see through this, and know that it represents her weaknesses, not his. However, I do think that she incites uniformed and ignorant people, and she inflames the already deep divisions amongst our citizens. I view her rhetoric as potentially very dangerous. And I can’t stand her because, at every opportunity she lies, completely absent are any degree of responsibility or accountability. Not to mention her voice!

        I am often reminded by those around me that I look at life through rather idealistic lenses, despite trying to keep things in healthy perspective, I sometimes fail. I have not found a way to assuage the feelings of contempt I have towards Sarah Palin. But I’ll continue to try.

        Graciouslady, you have read me like a book—intense should be my middle name.

  8. 16 anniebella
    November 28, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I watch the interview with the President and First Lady Friday night. I love seeing and listening to them. I am one darn proud American. Like most of us sensible Americans, we don’t think about Sarah Palin either. It seem the media have fallen for her B.S., but not me.

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