President Skeeter

Obama: “I go skeet shooting all the time”

CNN reporter refers to public doubts, asks for pictures, get excoriated by other journalists for daring to question Fearless Reader.

During a segment on Monday night, [CNN reporter Erin] Burnett took over two minutes to dissect the president’s shooting claim — and she found it wanting.

“Obama the skeet shooter,” she began. “Yeah, I’m not making this up. I mean, if someone is, it isn’t me.”

She then played the clip of CNN’s Jessica Yellin confronting Press Secretary Jay Carney on the comments, repeatedly asking if a picture of the activity existed and why no one had ever heard of him doing it before.

Burnett then turned to a panel where she said there’s “skepticism” among conservatives and non-conservatives about the president’s claim.

“So, now you’re going to say you do it all the time, don’t you have to kind of prove it?” she asked.

Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher wasn’t impressed: “Such speculation is to be expected from a deranged partisan, but not from a journalist. She owes him an apology.”

Well, good for CNN for having a reporter who actually can do her job. Too bad she didn’t know shiite herself about guns, and - knowing in advance that she was going to ask about the skeet thing - didn’t look up any facts about the sport or contact a bona fide skeet shooter for validation. Darn shame. IF she had asked him, fer instance, “what kind of shotgun do you use”, “what chokes to you use”, “what scores do you average”, “which is your best station” or anything that was specific to the sport of skeet, his answers or lack thereof would have shown the truth in an instant. Sorry, but I can’t accept that someone of the “genius caliber” like Barry could do something all the time and not become familiar with the terms specific to the activity. When something piques your interest, it’s only natural to learn about it to slake your curiosity.

But still. Baby steps for the MSM. At least she asked a question. For all we know, he skeets as poorly as he bowlings.

To be fair and balanced though, if the story only comes through Carney’s lying pie hole, then it would be pointless to ask such questions. He’d defer, and if the WH ever came back with answers, they would have had plenty of time to concoct a detailed story. But I would like to see Barry go mano-a-mano against Dick Cheney. Heck, I’d even give BO a newbie’s break, and let him stand on the ladie’s line ... just so long as he and Dick both play each station at the same time.

Some of you may want some more info regarding my last paragraph. Skeet is a shotgun shooting sport where you have to blast little clay disks called clay pigeons out of the air. The playing field is a semi-circle with 7 shooting spots called stations, and the “birds” are thrown from throwing towers on the left and right ends of the semi-circle. Left side is High, right side is Low. Shooters shoot from one station then move to the next one. The stations are nothing more than spots on the ground to stand at, but like the tee off area in golf, there is a forward shooting area (the ladies spot or line) and a rearward area (the gents) at each station. Skeet can be played alone, or with up to 6 other people, one at each station. Two people NEVER share the same station for safety reasons. So I’m having a bit of fun, putting Oskeeter out in front of Dick Cheney with a shotgun. And we all know what happens when that happens.

Posted by Drew458    United States   on 01/29/2013 at 05:25 PM   
  1. This is the Smile Big Item of the Day:
    Police officers in Seattle, Washington held their first gun buyback program in 20 years this weekend, underneath interstate 5, and soon found that private gun collectors were working the large crowd as little makeshift gun shows began dotting the parking lot and sidewalks. Some even had “cash for guns” signs prominently displayed.
    Police stood in awe as gun enthusiasts and collectors waved wads of cash for the guns being held by those standing in line for the buyback program.
    People that had arrived to trade in their weapons for $100 or $200 BuyBack gift cards($100 for handguns, shotguns and rifles, and $200 for assault weapons) soon realized that gun collectors were there and paying top dollar for collectible firearms. So, as the line for the chump cards got longer and longer people began to jump ship and head over to the dealers.

    The rest is here:

    Posted by Rich K    United States   01/29/2013  at  07:02 PM  
  2. I thought it was the duty of the press to be skeptical - to confirm statements rather than take them at face value.

    Of course, the MSM fails miserably at this most of the time - at least when the statements come from a ‘progressive.’ It appears this is an exception, and the non-believer will be dealt with harshly by her peers.

    The only thing that limp-wristed poser has ever shot off is his big mouth…

    Posted by CenTexTim    United States   01/30/2013  at  03:20 AM  
  3. And the Photoshop is already out! This..."guy"...looks more like a Faggot every day! Especially when it comes to guns!

    Posted by Macker    United States   01/31/2013  at  01:05 PM  
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