A veteran White House correspondent revealed Monday during a C-SPAN interview that President Barack Obama blasted the press behind closed doors in several off-the-record profanity-laced tantrums.
One time was over their reporting of administration scandals; another over the claim that the press didn’t understand him and his limitations, according to The Washington Times.
“I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice. Both were off-the-record times. One, profanity-laced [sic] where he thought the press was making too much of scandals that he did not think were scandals” former ABC White House correspondent Ann Compton told C-SPAN. “Another where he took us to task for not understanding the limits he has with foreign policy and the way he’s dealing with the Middle East and Iraq, and Afghanistan. And I don’t find him apologetic. But I find him willing to stand up to the press and look them in the eye, even though it was off the record and just give us hell.”
When asked if the president had a point, Compton replied. “From his point of view, he may.”
Apparently that “No Drama Obama” moniker is based on another shattered myth.
The Times reported:
Ms. Compton also took aim at the Obama administration’s penchant for secrecy. This administration has come under almost constant fire from journalists for, among other things, freezing out photojournalists from Oval Office events only to release official White House photos of the very same event a few hours later.
“This particular administration has been more opaque than any I have covered about what the president does in the Oval Office every day. He is far less accessible on photo-ops with meetings,” Ms. Compton said.
Watch the exchange via The Washington Free Beacon.