Ouch!

Yesterday, President Obama sat down for an interview with Jay Leno on the “Tonight Show.” According to Matt Drudge, it was more of a grilling than Obama would have gotten from the New York Times, but that might be hard not to do:

Some tweeters wondered if Leno’s questions were “cleared” by the White House:

https://twitter.com/coolhandschlute/status/365218014389469186

If the questions were screened, that would say even more about Drudge’s statement, because if he’s correct it would mean that members of the Obama administration asks themselves tougher questions than the Fishwrap of Record.

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  • David

    Thanks Matt Drudge. I said the same thing this A.M.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    I knew they would be softballs because Leno is on record saying he likes Obama because he “thinks like I do.” Obama had answers at the ready and no questions out of left field. Sometimes we set ourselves up for disappointment when we think liberals are going to hold other liberals accountable.

    • Jason Hunt

      I thought ALL questions were from ‘left’ field. ^_^

      Sorry, I understand what you’re saying, I just couldn’t resist.

    • franel

      and did you notice he didn’t stutter once, like he does when answering a question he has no answer to or doesn’t know what the question was in advance.

      • Lawrence Green

        How about his answers to question about the Winter Olympics? Brilliant.

      • RadarRecon

        Probably cue cards or Teleprompter behind Jay.

        • OLLPOH ~ America

          yep.

      • Jim Holifield

        He did misidentify towns in “Gulf states” by mentioning Eastern border towns instead, but then again, it is hard to keep all 57 states in order.

        • rickmcknight

          The Ivy League college graduate! Yeah! Uh Huh!

        • OLLPOH ~ America

          We call it Running With The Biden Pack Syndrome for tooooo long.

        • tedlv

          Didn’t the libs hound Dan Quayle out of office for misspelling “potato”? Aren’t Obama and Biden’s gaffes MUCH worse than that? That proves beyond a doubt that the news media are woefully biased.

          • Betty Gaynor

            AP fixed it in the newspaper by adding words and didn’t mention a word about how ignorant he is!

        • franel

          now we know why he spent millions to hide his education records…..he’s a failure and a moron

      • MissyT111

        Amen!

      • Betty Gaynor

        Doesn’t know “gulf cities.” Another one with Hoof and Mouth Disease!

    • clhuntling

      Accountable, accountability or any word resembling responsibility is NOT in this administration’s vocabulary. Amazing isn’t it?

    • KylaGWolf

      Odd he has spoken out against Obama more than any other comic. He usually is a pretty big GOP supporter. I do find it funny though how bad Obama bombed with the coast answer.

      • Carrieann1

        “pretty big GOP supporter” ????? are you really serious? what planet are you on? Leno is NO GOP supporter!

      • Carrieann1

        “pretty big GOP supporter” ????? are you really serious? what planet are you on? Leno is NO GOP supporter!

      • lara

        gee Quale was battered for alot less!!!!

      • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman
        • aztectrumpet

          The article thinks Leno was referring to Democrats when talking about beating Romney up for not paying taxes. But in looking at Leno’s words, it seems he actually thinks Republicans did since he said he was confused because that’s their whole platform.

    • KylaGWolf

      Odd he has spoken out against Obama more than any other comic. He usually is a pretty big GOP supporter. I do find it funny though how bad Obama bombed with the coast answer.

  • RblDiver

    I’m reminded of the scene in V for Vendetta, when the TV guy says they threw out the approved script and did something else. Wouldn’t it make for great TV to get approved questions, then ask some tougher, unapproved ones and show people the reaction to those?

    • Bildo

      Hang around for the 2014 elections, you’ll see the networks do that to anyone not on their approved candidates list.

      • Retired Navy

        You mean any Conservative candidate!

        • tedlv

          That was a teensy bit redundant, Navy. Thanks for your service!

    • therealguyfaux

      And we all remember what happened to good ol’ Stephen Fry, don’t we?

      Deciding to shoot both “Sutler” AND “The Terrorist,” rather than take the chance of shooting the wrong “Guy Fawkes.” Saying out loud what everyone was thinking anyway, in effect.

      Sure, it was a laugh riot. Fry laughed all the way to the gas chamber.

      REALLY– do you think Super Barry-O or any minions would let him go on a live show where something like that could ever happen? Who’d dry-gulch him anyway? Nobody whose show he’d agree to go on. And how long would that host have a show (unless the buzz for what happened was SO positive MSM and the WH couldn’t spin it any other way– could that happen in 50/50 America)?

      Still, the thought does appeal.

      • Matt Cole

        This is why alternative media needs to be pushing for a larger platform and the people review those, over corpoarate owned media.

      • jo_ella

        Exactly, that is why he will not go on FOX News or any other network that does not drink the Kool-Aid.

    • nell

      Leno likes his neck too much for that!!!

      • JD

        leno is leaving the show soon…

    • http://gasbagger.wordpress.com/ T C Shan

      That never happens. They have a time delay. And if it got passed a time delay the network would be shut down.

    • http://gasbagger.wordpress.com/ T C Shan

      That never happens. They have a time delay. And if it got passed a time delay the network would be shut down.

  • http://www.lidsamy.com/ Lidsamy

    and Leno soft balled it all the way

    • Terry Hughes

      he did, but im sure Oblamo had to pre-approve questions before agreeing to come on, to Jay’s Credit(and i hate Jay) he has been all over Obama the last few months, to bad he wasnt on him just before the last two elections

      • Carrieann1

        yeah, well, he had to wait until AFTER the elections b-4 he could start ragging on O’b — and. let’s face it — he’s still just jesting…..not really coming down and condemning him

      • Carrieann1

        yeah, well, he had to wait until AFTER the elections b-4 he could start ragging on O’b — and. let’s face it — he’s still just jesting…..not really coming down and condemning him

  • Al Gagnon

    OBUNGHOLE SAID “THE FIRST THING ON MY MIND EVERY MORNING WHEN I GET UP AND THEN THE LAST THING I THINK ABOUT BEFOR I GO TO BED AT NIGHT IS THE SAFTEY OF AMERICAN CITIZENS”
    SO JUST EXACTALLY WHAT WAS ON YOUR MIND THE NIGHT YOU HEARD THAT A CONSULATE WAS BEING ATTACKED IN BENGHAZI AS YOU WERE GOING TO BED ??
    DID YOU SLEEP WELL THAT NIGHT ??

    • Republicanvet

      Maybe Preezy Roofhits think they are no longer America citizens when they travel over seas.

    • Yumpin Yoda

      He slept fine – he left it in the hands of one of his handlers – Valerie Jarrett.
      Valerie had our boys “Stand Down” and that same order from her would have happened in the BinLaden killing had not Panetta and Patreus beat her to it.
      Hell of a government we have here, huh?

    • gingerdog

      “Exactly what was on your mind the night you heard that a consulate was being attacked in Benghazi as you were going to bed??”

      Well, the first thing that he thinks of when he gets up in the morning is the same thing that he thinks of before he goes to sleep at night: obama(rxist). It’s what he thinks about all day, too.

      He couldn’t be losing sleep over a missing Ambassador. Not with an election coming up!

      • Deltarose

        He as thinking about golfing or, where to take his next vacation

    • pslinger

      1.6 billion bullets for our safety! Makes ya feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

      • jo_ella

        Not for our safety…..more than likely they will be used on us!

    • patmich99

      obunghole bahahaha

    • SHIRLEY

      Guess we are to believe the next morning while he was getting on the jet to Vegas that Amb. Stevens death was on his mind? NOT!!

    • KylaGWolf

      No he went to Vegas for a fundraiser and bet he didn’t lose a wink of sleep either.

    • KylaGWolf

      No he went to Vegas for a fundraiser and bet he didn’t lose a wink of sleep either.

    • Retired Navy

      Yeah, like how next to screw them and take away another liberty or put more at the government trough! What democrats don’t realize is that eventually there isn’t anyone left to pay the bills because they’ve taken everyones money or chased all business out of the country!

    • jo_ella

      Last week he said the first and last thing on his mind was jobs jobs jobs…..the mindless liar!

    • Joe Billings

      And what exatly was on George Bush’s mind when our twin towers were attached in NY or did everyone on this list forget about that one?

  • KansasGirl

    Of course O was lobbed “soft-ball” questions, he was performing for his constituents.

    • Daavid Murphy

      He still had quite a few gaffes/mistakes considering he knew what was about to be asked. Swimming and track in the WINTER Olympics? Really? Those gulf ports in the Atlantic ocean. What an idiot, even when he knows what is coming his way. I live in NJ and would have known they were on the Atlantic side when I was 7 or 8 years old. You know why? I am actually AMERICAN, unlike him.

      • Daavid Murphy

        Ask him about Indonesia’s geography and I’ll bet he knows every (Islamic) answer!

      • franel

        now we know why he spent millions hiding his education records

      • KylaGWolf

        This is how we know there was no teleprompter and they weren’t screened or he would have had a very polished and smart sounding answer. When he is left to his own devices he unravels like he did then.

      • KylaGWolf

        This is how we know there was no teleprompter and they weren’t screened or he would have had a very polished and smart sounding answer. When he is left to his own devices he unravels like he did then.

      • Christian Felanopolis

        I thought the same thing

      • Christian Felanopolis

        I thought the same thing

      • teapartyguardian

        GW was our last Real American President.

      • teapartyguardian

        GW was our last Real American President.

      • Retired Navy

        You KNOW that had George Bush said something like that, the press would be all over it for months and years! But not this MSM and THIS ‘most brilliant’ president ever! Like when he had visited almost all 57 states!

    • James Paul

      What would have happened to Jay Leno if he had angered the regime? a little tax issues? crap from his emails being used in or sent to police? I do not know if anymore people in the media like obama as much as they fear him…

    • nell

      He justs likes to hear himself talk….The narcissictic president sleezball!1

    • brewerandpatriot

      Not like his constituents have jobs to wake up and go to!

    • brewerandpatriot

      Not like his constituents have jobs to wake up and go to!

    • Barbara

      Oh, how I agree with YOU!!!!!!

  • Republicanvet

    …sorta like the Jeopardy show providing more info on Benghazi…

  • Txgirlinnh

    He’s a pouty, narcissistic man child that could never handle serious questions so I’m betting the interview was entirely scripted.

  • Starland sound

    Id love to see a side by side analysis of questions asked Bush by the various media types in his first 5 years in office vs. the same news organizations asking obama in his first 5.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    EVERYTHING in the media is scripted………just like EVERYTHING between you and I is recorded. Tell you what folks, let’s give them a headache and make them listen to us!

    • Clayton Grant

      Preach!

  • Paul Juchniewich

    Love The Drudge …

  • Robert Boyd

    I’m still more interested in finding out who got to (and/or blackmailed) Chris Christie. He clearly has been bought off.

    • nmfd72

      He was paid off in twinkies! Many, many cases of them! He’s stronger than the storm, remember? Oh, I forgot, he is the STORM!

    • SHIRLEY

      I have wondered that myself!! He spoke at one of the delegate meetings at the Tampa DNC…VERY different than now!!

    • RadarRecon

      Just what we need: another Muslim lover running for the position of the most powerful person in the world.

  • AZGunslinger

    That’s because Leno is reporter quality for NBC…… Andrea Mitchell says as much.

  • Nicky Bocker

    24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen. 26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In
    the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and
    were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts
    with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their
    error.

  • Tony Hahn

    Questions were set by obama, Studio audience was totally silent during questions. audience microphones were turned off. Canned applause was used when wanted. Hear ANY boos? NADA

    • tiorbinist

      Did you actually _see_ any live audience, say over Obama’s shoulder with an identifiable portion of his face? Bet not. Silent audience generally means no audience. Canned laugh track generally means no audience. Presence of Obama, who _should_ now be in full paranoid mode, most likely means that the SS closed and locked the doors before an audience could get in… if the evening session was actually done in a studio and not in a special secret place set up by the SS with armored walls (like they did to the hotels that the Great O spent time in when he went on his recent Africa vacation.)

  • C.d. Gibson

    If they were scripted, wouldn’t he have known that Savannah,, Jacksonville & Charleston are NOT in the gulf or is he really that stupid?

    • PARAMEDIC70002

      Yes.

  • Liberalism Is Nonsense

    Whether or not someone imposes their will upon someone else is an issue much different from whether or not we can choose wisely among the options before us.

  • Big_Jake

    We should be grateful for small favors. At least Leno lobbed the President a few underhanded “softballs”. Had it been Letterman it would have been a major league butt kissing contest. Letterman has his nose so deeply embedded in the backside of the President and his minions, that the Stage crew would have needed a boom stand with a shotgun mic to hear his voice.

    • Gubbins48

      …and Letterman would’ve needed a snorkle to breathe.

  • Franklin Crittenden

    Either hurry 2017 and if America (God forbid) elects Hillary Clinton then HURRY COMET!

  • grits

    Yes I believe they are on the same page, they share the philosophy that, since they have millions of (worthless) dollars, they are somehow more valuable than us little people. I sort of pity them….

  • William Robert Guerra

    if they were scripted then somebody forgot to share with potus for as much stuttering and stammering he did…

    • Big_Jake

      Without a scripted message and a functioning teleprompter the POTUS is unable to communicate like the leader of the free world should. Maybe that’s why all his decisions, liberty sucking mandates and clueless economic policies appear to be single handedly hell bent on neutering our nation. He’s creating an atmosphere that isn’t conducive to perpetuating a free country, much less assuring a free world. Under his watch the US has been reduced to a feminized, paper tiger and a mere synthetic facade of it’s former self. How fortunate for the evil tyrants of this world. The only nation with the ability to hold them at bay has been cut off at the knees by a handful of self serving politicians from both sides of the aisle and an ever expanding, socially domesticated, populace whose very lives depend on a monthly handout from that same government. Attention, EVIL. This is your heyday. Thank you (sarcasm) America for valuing your government handouts more than the futures of your children.

      • Gubbins48

        Right on target Big Jake (“I thought you was dead..”)
        He is the “Being There” president, except this is not fiction and it’s killing our country.

        • Big_Jake

          No, I’m still alive in the hearts and minds of ALL the remaining patriotic brothers and sisters throughout our nation. LOL. Seriously, thanks. Not for agreeing with me, but rather for caring enough for your country to place yourself in the line of fire by standing up for her. She may have been rode hard and put up wet, but she’s one tough old gal. Keep fighting the good fight.

      • William Robert Guerra

        agreed

  • DuchessofDownton

    If the questions were prescreened, why weren’t the answers as well…by Obama.. especially on the geography of the Gulf Coast.

  • thushjz

    Jays monologue was fairly hard hitting, his questions were lightweight

  • Rickmt57

    They were scripted and he still put Atlantic cities in the Gulf of Mexico to dredge their ports but I guess geography isn’t his strong suit since he thinks we have 57 states….

  • Steve McDougall

    Obama was lying the whole time! he wasn’t looking at anyone except the floor! obvious all the way!!!

    • RadarRecon

      Oh, THAT’S where his cue cards were.

  • Lonnie

    For somebody who’s supposed to have the answers before hand, he sure made of lot of huge mistakes! Watch the video on YouTube, part 4! YIKES!

  • beadstallcup

    Check the Drudge Report for daily news. One of the best sources for REAL news…

  • Howie Lee

    A POTUS makes a 3 minute appearance on these type shows, unless there is an “understanding” that the President is not challenged.

  • strawberybud

    but the most important question remains unanswered….boxers or briefs?

  • David Anderson

    Leno is a liberal OWE-BOW-MA loving comedian. I give him zero credit.

  • SlavikReprise

    Leno’s job is to do fluff interviews with vacuous celebrities. So, it was par for the course.

  • drewder

    Was I the only one who noticed that he said he had friends from college over? I thought nobody at Colombia remembers him…

    • johnrhett

      As the first black president, you would think that he would have a lot of old friends, teachers, etc., asked to be interviewed on talk shows, Rachel Ray, et al. Nothing. Nobody. Crickets. Albums of family photos through the years published in women’s magazines? – nope. I’ve never seen more than three family snapshots of him with his daughters before 2007; none others seem to exist. Even US Weekly in an “Obama Family Album” spread had only one – ONE! – candid-looking photo of the Obama family, from 2000. All the rest of the photos were publicity shots or portraits taken by professional photographers. Stories of “I remember when” in Good Housekeeping or O Magazine? – nope.

      • tiorbinist

        You have to be kidding! What is worth remembering from before 2008 when he was first elected by a landslide to the position of Dictator for Life of the Sequestered States of Amerika??

        Of course he has no history: nothing existed before his Elevation.

  • John Trapp

    I missed it, did Jay ask the twice unconstitutionally elected foreigner why he is flaming racial tensions and willfully and knowingly putting the life of a US citizen in danger because he defended himself from an attempted murderer named Trayvon Martin?

  • Jeremy

    Matt Drudge hits it out the park yet again.

  • tony

    In another year, the NYT will be worth less than a house in Detroit.

  • Mike Zambito

    It’s a sad day for our Country. The President chose to make his first public comments regarding the wide spread terrorist threats to our US Embassies on a Comedy hour. It’s pitiful that he would prefer scripting questions for a NBC Program in Liberal California rather than face the lap dog press corp in the east wing! I hope you dems are sleeping well at night!

  • Genie R Krivanek

    Thanks Matt. Although I myself didn’t watch Leno. I have no interest in watching Obama lie and Leno sit there and suck up to him. I used to have respect for Leno but I’m losing it. He says he’s a social liberal and a fiscal conservative. This means Leno is willing for the government to bankrupt ME in the name of social liberal politics but HE doesn’t want to lose his OWN money so he’s a fiscal conservative. Can’t have it both ways.

  • Joseph Slabaugh

    Lets get to the real story, shall we? http://youtu.be/rpcc7vIvyOc

  • regbs

    Guess who’s getting audited.

  • Tipi Rick

    I didn’t know anyone watched late night anything anymore. Just another nothing burger story. Need to stop the carping about the bias and arguing with Liberals and need to focus on Conservative turn out. Beat these guys thus. Arguing with them only raises your blood pressure because Liberals are intransigently brainwashed. Conservatives have no choice but to defeat Liberals by correcting the turnout (that we now know caused the last election to go Liberal) and we win. Then turn the bastards’ ideology out and shun Liberals for the rest of their lives for the near-destruction of our free society and attempted enslavement of generations to Big Government.

  • HalleysFifth

    Yeah Matt, but that’s hardly saying much. A nine-year-old could probably think of a tougher question than Leno or the New York Times. For instance, can we see what your grades were in college?

  • Lola

    Everything Obama says is well scripted and orchestrated! All you have to do is watch him do a public address without his teleprompters to know this! I would not be surprised if even his gaffs are scripted!
    This man prides himself on his oratory skills! He is so confident …. When he has his teleprompters. Does anyone really believe the questions Jay Leno asked were not given to him by the Obama administration?!
    The only surprise Obama has had in a long time is Dr. Ben Carson’s speech that called out Obama on his warped ideology and how to get this country headed back in the right direction.

    • MaRiNuS ScHuNcK

      Ben Carson for President ! hes got my VOTE !

      • jonny

        if I click up on your post will it inoculate me against future accusations of racism?

  • Matt Watasha Wood

    And he still claimed Charleston, Savannah and Jacksonville were ports of the Gulf Coast…

  • johnrhett

    You would think that Obama would have a lot of old friends, teachers, etc., asked to be interviewed on talk shows, Rachel Ray, et al. Nothing. Nobody. Crickets. Albums of family photos through the years published in women’s magazines? – nope. I’ve never seen more than three candid [or even candid looking] family snapshots of him with his daughters before 2007; none others seem to exist. Even US Weekly, in an “Obama Family Album” spread, had only one – ONE! – candid-looking photo of the Obama family, from 2000. All the rest of the photos were publicity shots or portraits taken by professional photographers. Stories of “I remember when” in Good Housekeeping or O Magazine? – nope.

  • Stephanie

    Leno also humiliated Obama before Obama came out. During his monologue if anyone noticed. Gateway Pundit did.

  • LHorton

    If it was screened…then O would have gotten geography correct….

  • Suescritters

    Obama doesn’t know how many states make up this country and he doesn’t know all the cities he listed last night are on the eastern coast of the country not the gulf. You can tell he wasn’t educated at an American school.

  • ajhnson

    Fox News and the Drudge Report are the ONLY two sources of real news left in this country.

    • jonny

      amren and cofcc report close to the truth

      maybe cnsnews.com

  • Ellen Lambert

    it’s why I watch NEITHER of them anymore. ‘Fake Scandal’ = ‘Fake Interview’

  • fireandreamitchell

    Not really. Leno was just as softball as MSNBC.

  • fireandreamitchell

    Not really. Leno was just as softball as MSNBC.

  • David Johnson

    main reason I didn’t even think of putting on that channel. All the screw ups are funny considering they were his questions.

  • David Johnson

    main reason I didn’t even think of putting on that channel. All the screw ups are funny considering they were his questions.

  • Spike Bement

    I feel for him. He was blessed to grow up in the magical world of Ewoks. He’s just misunderstood. I’ m sure he has the best of intentions.just like Jimmy Carter.

  • Spike Bement

    I feel for him. He was blessed to grow up in the magical world of Ewoks. He’s just misunderstood. I’ m sure he has the best of intentions.just like Jimmy Carter.

  • Carrieann1

    He asked some questions — but did NO follow up questions — which would’ve helped a lot……he let O’b slide……but, then again Leno’s only a “comedian.”

  • Carrieann1

    He asked some questions — but did NO follow up questions — which would’ve helped a lot……he let O’b slide……but, then again Leno’s only a “comedian.”

  • William Acini

    he should be doing job not being on leno show do your job

  • William Acini

    he should be doing job not being on leno show do your job

  • Don Pace

    Leading up to the night hueesein was on,,,,Leno cracked on that losre ALL the time, and with ALOT more spunk than he had the other nite….Hussein suks dik, imo

  • Don Pace

    Leading up to the night hueesein was on,,,,Leno cracked on that losre ALL the time, and with ALOT more spunk than he had the other nite….Hussein suks dik, imo

  • cardinaldave10

    Obama doesn’t do interviews in which he doesn’t already know the answers.

  • cardinaldave10

    Obama doesn’t do interviews in which he doesn’t already know the answers.

  • $17384886

    Psssst!!! Obama’s 3.0 GPA is showing.

    • bonerjones7

      more like 2.0 GPA

    • bonerjones7

      more like 2.0 GPA

  • $17384886

    Psssst!!! Obama’s 3.0 GPA is showing.

  • teapartyguardian

    Who knows what the NSA and IRS have on Leno…..

  • teapartyguardian

    Who knows what the NSA and IRS have on Leno…..

  • Thomas Cake

    He’s a comedian, not a journalist.

  • Thomas Cake

    He’s a comedian, not a journalist.

  • Fredric J Jorges

    It depends on what you mean by
    “tough questions

  • Fredric J Jorges

    It depends on what you mean by
    “tough questions

  • Skevvy

    They HAD to be pre-scripted, so the Tonight Show could prepare the teleprompters. They were preplanned with the O administration and they STILL were tougher than NY Times or any other MSM interview!

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Barry answered Jays Hard Questions from Teleprompter…oops we meant the Hard Questions Hollywood Teleprompter.
    (You can literally see O look beyond Jay Leno to read the answers).

  • joelop

    Lowered the office of the president to even appear.

  • LoneMassConservative

    They were all pre approved questions but he still didn’t know the answers. It goes to show how stupid he really is…

  • tiorbinist

    No one has said the obvious, so I will.
    “The first thing on my mind…is the safety of American Citizens” does not mean that Obama is concerned for our safety. It means that he is working full-time on how to undermine it, preferably without endangering his own, or outing his handlers and managers or going ‘just a little too far’ so that even MSNBC can tell what he’s up to.

    Like everything scripted for Obama to say, this sentence has so many possible meanings that it is meaningless: it just sounds good in a sound bite.

    As for the rest of it, even the most controlled puppet longs to shed its strings and prove that it can be Human too…It’s just that every time Obama does, he ends up visiting 57 states and moving Jacksonville to the Gulf. Where’s the surprise in that?

    • jonny

      Didn’t he move Charleston S.C. to the Gulf also……?

      presidential decree

  • Frances Toms

    Leno has made some jokes about Obama’s mistakes so maybe, I do hope here now..that more people in entertainment become rebels against the status quo.

  • EMatthaei

    I only watched the first 5-6 minute segment on YouTube, and I came away with the impression that Leno was being fed his topics by the President or the White House. Still… Leno had the “journalistic integrity,” shall we say, to actually utter the word, “Benghazi,” in the presence of the President of the United States. More than that, he actually made the same connection Congressional Republicans are making between our present embassy/travel security predicament and what happened on September 11, 2012.
    That’s gutsy.
    The main difference between Jay Leno and Barack Obama is that, where Leno sees America as being ONE country, Obama sees us as TWO. I disagree with Jay’s politics every bit as much as Obama’s, but Jay is still a likeable guy.

  • Steve Roberts

    If they were pre-screened, then why the hell did Obamanation get his geography so terribly wrong? What a stupid Gaff! the guy is a complete idiot, 57 States, and the gulf is on the East side of Florida and SC? Obvious it was the Drugs he so “enthusiastically sought out”

  • Terry_Jim

    POTUS should host the next G20 on the set of ABC’s ‘WIPEOUT’, State Of The Union Show on MTV’s ‘Jackass’ #EntertainerInChief

  • ScottinVA

    Blowout comic one-liner of the night: “There is no spying on Americans.” The difference between Obama and Leno is.. Obama thinks we take what he says seriously.

  • UrDumber

    His whole Presidency is scripted…

  • The_Donald_2016

    Barack Obama delivered one gaffe after another in his August 6 interview with Jay Leno, but the networks that usually mock every mistake or slip of the tongue made by Republicans ignored the President’s verbal mishaps.

    ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’s This Morning and NBC’s Today show, on Wednesday morning, all bypassed the chance to criticize Obama for: downplaying the threat of terrorism; falsely claiming Vladimir Putin once ran the KGB; placing the Atlantic coast cities of Savannah, Charleston and Jacksonville on the Gulf of Mexico; confusing the Winter Olympics with the Summer Olympics.

    The Associated Press even CORRECTED his gaffe in their reporting.

    That would be like them deleting the ‘e’ during Dan Quayle’s potato gaffe.

  • PatienceWright

    If they were reviewed, then Obama knew what was going to be asked. That says it all!

  • Naplesjim

    There’s no way BO would go on a TV show that was not scripted unless he had his teleprompter.

  • ModdKenwood

    I’m vacationing on the Gulf of Mexico in Savannah,GA next week!

  • TheStatistQuo

    With each passing day it is getting harder for the media to cover up for him. His administration and the man himself is an #epicfail

    • MarcusFenix

      As true as it is, the fact that people actively voted and campaigned for this clown speaks volumes about how the low-information status of voters. If people were paying attention from the start, he’d have never made it past the first primaries.

  • swineo

    But he let him slide on Russia being SUMMER Olympics, not winter. And on what the “gulf coast” is. I’m sure Jay knew that when he heard them.

  • eatingdogfood

    3.5 More Years Of This BS !!! Will The USA Survive This Charlatan ???

  • Robert Conrrad

    Thanks Matt! You are my first news source in the morning!!

  • john assage

    Teleprompter……Stay out of Cali, you make the drive , for the people who have jobs horrendous…..But the people Barry endears himself to are sitting home playing mortal Combat, so he doesn’t give a f**k

  • Bill Janet Muldoon

    Their discussion on same sex marriage was amazing. Don’t they realize that diseases and conditions caused by anal-rectal sex aka(Sodomy) are too expensive for most countries to treat especially if they have government run health care systems….Janet Muldoon, public health RN, retired.

  • Tommy Huntington

    After the interview they probably rubbed their sticks together trying to get warm

  • iVillageIdiot

    Whether scripted or not, of course Leno asked tougher questions than the NYT. As a stand-up comedian, Leno has stronger journalistic ethics than the Grey Lady’s propagandists. I would expect no less.

  • Opaque Blinders

    Anything that can be done to make a conservative leaning person feel uncomfortable he has and will continue to do. Very scary times folks. Very scary and no I don’t think we are going to get through his last few years. His goal is to divide us with hatred and dispose of us.

  • johnsnare

    Of course the questions have been screened, otherwise Leno could ask Mr.Obama, how often he changes his underwear.

  • MaryBeth Kirk Nickles

    Not only that… but if the Administration was asking it’s own questions… don’t you think they would have known where “The Gulf” is… or what sports were taking place during the Winter Olympics in Russia…????

  • Albert Schmitlap.

    What is so surprising about this,,,the NYT are his lapdogs and if they DID ask tough questions they would no longer be allowed to attend the Press conferences. If not for people like Drudge, Limbaugh, Hannity, etc we would all be in the darkness of misinformation.

  • UtahJack

    Sure miss the old Tonight Show with Steve, Jack, or Johnny. Guess a lot of what I loved about America is gone forever. Feel sorry that our young people will never know what a free country was all about.

  • patrick quinn

    The Funny thing is no matter who asks him the questions..he gives the same “canned” responses..the ones that he “MIS-REMEMBERS”…the press fills in for him

  • Brendan Kelly

    It’s a bit different than the Carson days. NBC is the “Pravda” of liberalism. I would bet that Leno was reprimanded for possibly going “off-script” and putting that idiot on the spot.

    • Zach Smith

      Leno is on his way out and has more money than he can spend. They don’t have much leverage over him.

  • Defendyourself

    When Obama comes and takes 50% of Leno’s cars, because how many cars does one man really need, he will be a convert. Until then, he will be another liberal lapdog!

  • tedlv

    Danger Schluterman, I love the “Fishwrap of Record” comment. I thought of bird cage liner or puppy trainer, too. Either would definitely improve the content of the rag.

  • Harry in Buffalo

    If the questions were prescreened, then Obama’s even dumber than I thought! He claims Putin headed the KGB, uses swimming and the balance beam as examples for the Winter Olympics, and never answered the Benghazi question. He was and still is un-qualified for the job of President.
    Jay should have told the “a muslim, a communist and an illegal alien walk into a bar and the bartender says ‘Hello, Mr. President!'” joke!

  • Karen Callahan

    The 57 state president also names Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL on the Gulf coast. It would be nice if the American people would elect a person who is familiar with the United States next time they vote for president instead of a foreigner.

  • Joe Billings

    All presidents Repub or democrats get scripted questions.

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    Where the way ahead is charted by the scouts who tread it first, it becomes easier for the rest of us who may not be so adventurous.