Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Obama Sweetie to Reporter Fake or Real?

Not to be forgotten. Barack Obama's speech

So where was Obama when he called somebody sweetie? Will the youtube clip showing what appears to be Obama uttering the word sweetie to presumably a reporter be the beginning of the end for Barack Obama?

Remeber the clip of an elderly woman far in the back of a room who tells Obama don't be mean, or something like that, to Hillary Clinton. Then the woman is asked to come up on stage.

Obama called the woman sweetie, then, right?

And in Allentown, PA back in "April" on April Fool's Day reportedly Obama calls a woman, sweetie.

May 14, 2008, 4:25 pm
Obama: Hold On, Sweetie
By Jim Rutenberg

Updated Back in Pennsylvania in early April, Senator Barack Obama took some heat for calling a female factory worker “sweetie,” in Allentown.
He did it again today at a Chrysler Plant in Sterling Heights, asking a reporter to “hold on one second there sweetie” when she asked, “How are you going to help the American auto workers?”...

Obama Pool Report from Allentown, PennsylvaniaIt may be April Fools Day, but Sen. Barack Obama was acting like it was
Valentine’s Day. He was in full charm mode while touring the Tama
Manufacturing plant, a JC Penny supplier of made-in-the-USA clothing in

Obama was especially flirtatious today, winking and grinning at the
female workers who were swooning behind their cell phone cameras...

Now, just today, Obama reportedly calls a reporter sweetie? Hmmm, wonder whether the reporter was Lynn Sweet? Ah well, obviously not...

We were thinking how easy it would be for someone in the media to splice the audio from the Allentown appearance into the more recent appearance?

And who ever heard of WXYZ? The world will now.

Remarks about WXYZ

so it's real, in Detroit, Michigan...

Net the Truth Online

May 15, 2008

Obama says he's sorry for ‘sweetie’ comment
Democrat leaves voice mail for TV reporter saying he meant no disrespect

UPDATE: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has apologized to WXYZ reporter Peggy Agar for calling her "sweetie" during a campaign stop Wednesday in Sterling Heights.

Obama apologized in a voicemail he left on Agar's cell phone at 3:16 p.m:

"Hi Peggy. This is Barack Obama. I'm calling to apologize on two fronts. One was you didn't get your question answered and I apologize. I thought that we had set up interviews with all the local stations. I guess we got it with your station but you weren't the reporter that got the interview. And so, I broke my word. I apologize for that and I will make up for it.

"Second apology is for using the word 'sweetie.' That's a bad habit of mine. I do it sometimes with all kinds of people. I mean no disrespect and so I am duly chastened on that front. Feel free to call me back. I expect that my press team will be happy to try to make it up to you whenever we are in Detroit next."

LISTEN TO THE VOICEMAIL IN VIDEO PLAYER RIGHT (Voicemail is followed by video clip of the "sweetie" exchange)

(WXYZ) - Reporters on the presidential campaign trail are buzzing about Barack Obama calling WXYZ's Peggy Agar "sweetie" during a tour Wednesday of a Chrysler plant in Sterling Heights.

The comment came during a tour of the plant when the Democratic presidential candidate tried to brush off a question from Agar about help for autoworkers. "Senator, how are you going to help the American autoworkers," Agar asked Obama. "Hold on one second, sweetie," he replied, explaining he would answer in a later media availability.

In a posting on the New York Times Political Blog titled "Obama: Hold On, Sweetie," reporter Jim Rutenberg pointed out this wasn't the first time Obama used the word: "Back in Pennsylvania in early April, Senator Barack Obama took some heat for calling a female factory worker 'sweetie,' in Allentown."

Obama's comment to Agar has also been discussed by reporters for The Atlantic, Chicago Tribune, and Newsday.

Obama Calls News Reporter ‘Sweetie’, Apologizes
Against Obama May 14th, 2008 News

Marc Ambinder: Obama appears to call reporter sweetie

Baltimore Sun

Obama calls reporter "sweetie."

Wednesday, 14 May 2008


Hope Sinks by Michael Crowley
The disappointingly conventional Obama campaign.
Post Date Monday, October 08, 2007

Obamamania sweeps the Hill
By RYAN GRIM | 5/8/08 1:25 PM EST
Obama posed for photos with giddy pages on the staircase leading up to the House gallery. The normally staid and deferential pages, who walk the halls quietly on their best behavior, returned the favor, giving Obama a rousing ovation. Security guards reprimanded reporters and tourists for snapping photos with their phones — something that is strictly forbidden in many parts of the chamber unless you are a credentialed photographer — but to little avail.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) arrived after Obama and said she was not sure who had invited him. "I don't know if he was invited by members," Pelosi said. The visit to the speaker’s chamber, however, didn’t sway her from her officially uncommitted position, she said. "Me, I like combat," Pelosi said. "The best training for campaigning is campaigning."

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