Insults And Rudeness Against President Obama Still Continues!

Every President has been subjected to ridicule and criticism by comedians and ideologically biased commentators, but the level of insults and rudeness against President Obama has been nonstop!

This past week, a California Republican official in Orange County sent out an email depicting the President as a chimpanzee! This is not the first time this has happened, and it is very clear that the purpose of the email was racist!

The official apologized if what she did offended anyone, which is not quite the same thing as being really aware of how wrong and inappropriate such an email represented!

At the same time, not only Bill O’Reilly has shown disrespect against President Obama in an interview!

It has become an endemic problem for many reporters, even local reporters, who insist on interrupting the President before he can finish an answer to their questions. The fact that Obama was described as testy yesterday to a reporter, by simply asking that in the future he be allowed to finish his answers without interruption, has suddenly become a news item. The fact that Obama smiled through earlier such interruptions by O’Reilly and others is not as much noticed! As if the President is not entitled to be annoyed at the rudeness and disrespect displayed!

Imagine any earlier President being interrupted in the same manner! The fact that Dan Rather dared to tell President Richard Nixon that he had not answered the question AFTER Nixon had responded, was made a big controversy 40 years ago, and Rather was not being rude or disruptive at all.

This lack of respect and decency is part and parcel of the deterioration of American society, as witnessed by the lack of professionalism and incompetence so often witnessed today in all fields of work, as the author commented on yesterday in another blog entry!

One comment on “Insults And Rudeness Against President Obama Still Continues!

  1. Margaret Mitchell, MSRN,, CNS April 20, 2011 3:16 pm

    And someone has to say it…this lack of respect and civil conversation with and about President Obama is related to the fact that he is a black American. Nothing anyone can say will convince me this is untrue. Certainly other presidents have been criticized and reviled by the media and others. But the level of degrading rhetoric spewed at and about this President if way far beyond anything I have witnessed in my lifetime of 60 years. The very idea of sitting in the WH in an interview with the President of the United States of America and talking to him like he’s a dog is unacceptable! Bill O and other interviewers asking the man “Why Do you think you are hated so much?” is not journalism…it’s just plain mean spirited and meant only to embarrass the President…nothing else. I wish President Obama would tell the interviewers before the camera is on..” You can ask me any question, BUT if you do not allow me to answer the questions you ask, the interview will end. I will get up and walk away”. Maybe a few times of letting these reporters sit there on camera like a fool will influence future interviewers to behave as a decent professional.

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