Posted by DrJohn on 19 April, 2011 at 5:39 pm. 13 comments already!


Texas reporter asks Obama questions Obama wasn’t expecting and Obama gets pissy about it.


The fallout?

“No soup more interviews for you!”

The problem: The reporter’s questions weren’t particularly difficult, but they were clearly not what Obama was expecting. The result was a viral video that depicted Obama as angry when faced with tough questioning. And it unveiled some of the degree to which the White House would like to control its message.

Pfeiffer was asked by Time reporter Michael Scherer, “So will WFAA’s Brad Watson get another interview one day?”

Instead of quickly taking the high road, Pfeiffer suggested that Watson may truly be out in the cold after irritating the president. And he did it by revealing yet another trick of Washington communications: playing one news outlet against its rival.

My prescription? Watch the video. Rinse and repeat until you no longer giggle.

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