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Obama IRS Presser Redux - The "Preapproved" Press Conference

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We are sure every effort has been undertaken to ensure Mr. Erdogan's visit (Iran Gold or not) was a success but just in case there was any confusion if the administration has learned anything as a result of the scandals in the past week, the following tweet from CBS' White House correspondent Mark Knoller should add insight on just how much more transparent the administration is and how seriously it takes the freedom of the press...





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Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:31 | 3569571 idea_hamster
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Campaign = teleprompter.

Press conference = pre-screening.

The marionette strings are tightening....

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:35 | 3569595 Sudden Debt
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usb stick with Bush junior pictures... ready...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:45 | 3569645 Frozen IcQb
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It should be re-named "Puppet Conference".

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:48 | 3569661 Cacete de Ouro
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Maybe he should change his name to Mark Knopfler...opens more doors...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:50 | 3569669 Manthong
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Well, at least the black house knows all the questions that will be asked beforehand because of all the illegal wire taps.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:53 | 3569686 flacon
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Hey Obama. Guess what? FUCK YOU!

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:59 | 3569712 The Thunder Child
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The worst damage that is done is not from the 'secrets' which the press hide from us, but from the little bits of shit smelling propaganda which they force feed us on rotating hourly schedules in order to control the thought processes of the masses. These pre-planned, twice digested choda clinging nuggets are pre-approved by the stazi and then regurgitated as little gobbits of authorised spew to the masses.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:00 | 3569729 knukles
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Hey, when I was a young virile good looking stud of a whipper snapper in college during the days of free love, I never got chosen, selected or called on either... so get a grip on it, man.  Get a grip.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:04 | 3569752 eclectic syncretist
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Is it just me or is Obama looking more and more like Alfred E. Neuman as he ages?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:08 | 3569767 Manthong
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a video morph would not be worth the effort anymore

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:20 | 3569814 Joe Davola
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5+ years of not asking any pointed questions, a little late to expect to ask them now

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:24 | 3569839 tarsubil
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Mr. President, sir, have any of your boyfriends ever been HIV positive? Thank you.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:59 | 3570247 Al Gorerhythm
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To all above posters and those below, perhaps this advice will work: One giant yawn.


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 16:28 | 3570648 eatthebanksters
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Obama want to show the Turks he runs press conferences just like them!

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:06 | 3569755 Jena
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You know it was their loss, knuckles.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:24 | 3569836 gmrpeabody
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Do I sense a budding relationship...,


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:24 | 3569841 knukles
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That's what I keep telling myself


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:05 | 3569998 Imminent Crucible
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Knukles...not to be disrespectful or anything, but how many nibbles do you expect to get if you bait the hook with "I was in college back in the days of free love."

That's why I never tell anyone I was at the first Grassroots concert at the bandshell in Daytona. "La, la, la-la-la live for today!"

"Sexy" and "ancient" don't go together all that well. Just sayin.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:59 | 3569720 Troll Magnet
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Yo flacon,

that's all cool and shit but watch for drones flying over your head.  





Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:09 | 3570028 azzhatter
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This fucking Obama is nothing more than a cunt. Fuck him sideways with a rusty chainsaw

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:49 | 3569668 somecallmetimmah
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You know, for a pre-planned, administration-directed confessional, intended to innoculate themselves from the full weight of the true story, they sure did a piss-poor job.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:02 | 3569739 knukles
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Need to do more of the Nixonian sweat beading on the upper lip to show the sincere concern for the public's well being.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:58 | 3569676 The Thunder Child
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Shit show...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:52 | 3569679 nonclaim
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Can't he just ask it anyway? Say it loud and clear.

And if after that they won't invite you anymore what's the difference? If you can't ask you are not there.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:01 | 3569978 SeattleBruce
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Kind of like when Joe Wilson yelled out 'You lie!' during Obummer/TOTUS' SOTU address?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 15:18 | 3570334 vato poco
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Well, gosh, if Knoller is pissy about not being a questioner, he's gotta start working harder. Prepare better. Wear brighter & more colorful clothing, to stand out from the pack. Brush up on his (obviously flagging) fellatio skillz. He'll be back on his knees in the warm fuzzy embrace of the Dear Leader in no time flat.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:32 | 3569573 Buckaroo Banzai
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The administration will pretend to give us news, and the MSM will pretend to report it.


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:34 | 3569587 Buckaroo Banzai
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Oh and by the way, I propose that no reference to Eric Holder be made going forward by Zerohedge commenters without using his full and proper name:

Eric "Butcher of Waco" Holder.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:47 | 3569660 Balanced Integer
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I approve of this proposal. You wouldn't happen to publish a newsletter by any chance, would you?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:53 | 3569683 Buckaroo Banzai
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Nope. Who did you suspect I was?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:12 | 3570042 Imminent Crucible
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Don't forget Eric "armorer to the Zetas" Holder. Eric "Scourge of the Border Patrol" Holder. Eric "Second Biggest Liar in the Govt" Holder.

I could go on, but everyone already knows that the U.S. is run by a gang of brutal criminal sociopathic liar gangsters.  I notice I'm not seeing many Obama-Biden bumper stickers on cars all of a sudden.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:22 | 3570094 Herd Redirectio...
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Involved in Ruby Ridge, Waco, OKC...  What do they have in common?  Children dead. And Eric Holder. End of story. (correction: at Ruby Ridge it was a mother holding her child that died)

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:48 | 3570209 sskid
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Her 14 year old son, Samuel was shot in the back by us marshals

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:32 | 3569574 Hippocratic Oaf
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Over-under on wait time is 45min

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:34 | 3569591 Buckaroo Banzai
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CPT, baby. CPT.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:57 | 3569965 SilverIsKing
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You may be onto something.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:43 | 3569634 DavidC
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They should make the S&P drop a point for every minute he's late, that would speed him up a bit.


Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:32 | 3569578 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Confusing ... Is the red flag w/ crescent POTUS's new emblem?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:35 | 3569598 youngman
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What does the graffiti on the column say????  lost dog? or is it an upcoming concert?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:36 | 3569605 mayhem_korner
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They were all out of sickle-and-hammer flags at Wal-Mart...

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 14:03 | 3569993 SeattleBruce
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That's funny, as everything there is from China...ah, production and supply chain problems in the socialist utopia?

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:45 | 3569648 Edward Fiatski
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Heh, heh - Well, 11.2% of Kenya's population is Muslim.

Bad roll of the dice, Amerikuh.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 12:52 | 3569680 somecallmetimmah
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Hey man, he's only half-Muslim.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:00 | 3569688 Edward Fiatski
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Kenyan's Man Cum is Supreme, so you could say it's not half, but at least 51%.

On a serious note, that grey hair of his - that's from several CIA briefings on the future events around the world. It is not easy-living, when one knows that billions will die in a thermonuclear woar-slash-holocaust.

Not an easy Post to maintain indeed.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:03 | 3569745 knukles
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His opinion pols are so bad that the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the US.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 15:01 | 3570254 TruthHunter
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"Hey man, he's only half-Muslim."


Obama Said

"I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist I used to be."  He's still a socialist...

Anyway, there's no such thing as an ex-Muslim(or half-muslim). You are either a Muslim or a kafir, infidel, dead meat target.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 15:02 | 3570262 TruthHunter
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"Hey man, he's only half-Muslim."


Obama Said

"I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist I used to be."  He's still a socialist...

Anyway, there's no such thing as an ex-Muslim(or half-muslim). You either stay a Muslim or you're a kafir, infidel, dead meat target.

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 13:02 | 3569743 Edward Fiatski
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Did that dictatorial fuck-face Erdogan say Turkish republic of Cyprus?


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