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Why no one should be surprised
that Jay Leno asked President
Obama “real” questions

Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza

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Posted By:ronbet, 8/8/2013 12:46:10 PM

The overwhelming sentiment coming out of President Obama’s interview with “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno can be summed up like this: “Wow, Jay really asked serious questions.” Russia, Edward Snowden and the NSA were part of the conversation. So too was the increased terror alert. And Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects. There was relatively little “Hey how are the wife and kids” chatter that many people expected. (Leno did ask Obama how he spent his birthday; it wasn’t a totally dry interview.) No one who has watched the transformation of media — and how politicians have learned to take advantage

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 8/8/2013 12:51:08 PM     (No. 9464467)

Yeah, Chris, maybe you and the rest of the MFM could take lessons.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 8/8/2013 12:51:19 PM     (No. 9464468)

Leno was given the questions and he read them awfully well. This is no surprise. It´s one of the more effective tools Obama used to get re-elected. Use fluff venues as a faux press conference, like the View or Hip Hop radio. This is why when celebrities spew nonsense they need to be smacked down hard.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 8/8/2013 1:14:30 PM     (No. 9464512)

Well, not exactly Bret Baier standards, but ok for a comedian. As to why Barry´s gaffes are overlooked? The soft bigotry of low expectations. Also, I think Barry gets nervous with no teleprompter and the fear of a Special Olympics style gaffe sets in.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/8/2013 2:30:33 PM     (No. 9464628)

Leno should have laid a number of Jay All-Star questions on Obama, focusing on American history, a lot of people would be surprised at the answers that Obama would have given, for sure they would revisionist at the least.

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