Thursday, December 3, 2009

Robert Gibbs Heated Exchange With Reporter April Ryan

Robert Gibbs, the White House Press Secretary, got into it yesterday with reporter April Ryans. April, a reporter with American Urban Radio, dared to question Gibbs about Social Secretary Desiree Rogers and the incident surrounding the state dinner. As the exchange progressed, Robert Gibbs had the nerve to compare her to his child who throws temper tantrums. He then recommended that she “calm down” and “take a deep breath”.(transcript of the whole exchange below the video)
The President excluded, the White House Press Secretary is the 2nd most visible person within an administration. Obama's Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, has been probably one of the worst in recent years. He is delusional, confused, clueless (or portrays as such), even worse, he tends to be very confrontational. He speaks as if he is above everyone. You may ask a totally reasonable question, instead of answering or declining to answer, he thinks he's on a comedy stage and it’s 'The Gibbs Show'.

APRIL RYAN: Did she invite herself to the state dinner or was she a guest of, did the President invite her, or did she put her name on, no, that's a real question, do not fan at all.

ROBERT GIBBS: I, I, Jonathan?

RYAN: I'm serious. No, seriously? Did she invite herself or did the President ask her. Her name was on that list and social secretaries are the ones who put the names on the list.

GIBBS: Right.

RYAN: Did she invite herself, or did the president--

GIBBS: Right, was she at the dinner? April, April, calm down. Just take a deep breath for one second. See,this happens with my son. He does the same thing.

[reporters in the briefing room: Oooooh!]

RYAN: Don't play with me!

GIBBS: I'm not.

RYAN: I'm being serious. Do not blow at all.

GIBBS: And I'm giving you a serious answer. Was she at the dinner? Yes.

RYAN: Was she an invited guest?

GIBBS: She's the social secretary. She had the primary responsibility--

RYAN: No, social secretaries are not guests of the dinner.


Anonymous said...

He is annoying!


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