Former White House Reporter: Obama Got In ‘Profanity-Laced’ Arguments With Press [VIDEO]

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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In an interview with CSPAN, former ABC White House correspondent Ann Compton said she once witnessed President Barack Obama go on a “profanity-laced” tirade against reporters in an off-the-record conversation. (RELATED: USA Today Journalist: Obama Presidency Most ‘Dangerous’ To Press In History)

“I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice” Compton said. “Both were off-the-record times. One, profanity-laced where he thought the press was making too much of scandals that he did not think were scandals. 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.”

Compton also attacked the administration for being the most “opaque” she had seen in her forty years of reporting: “I was a strong voice for complaining that this particular administration has been more opaque than any I have covered about what the president does in the Oval Office everyday.”

[h/t Newsbusters]

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