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Obama Jokes About Being 'in Bed' with Brian Williams


Riffing on Brian Williams' special Inside the White House at the Radio & TV Correspondents Dinner Friday night, Obama joked:

"It wasn't easy coming up with fresh material for this dinner. A few nights ago, I was up tossing and turning trying to figure out exactly what to say. Finally, when I couldn't get back to sleep I rolled over and asked Brian Williams what he thought."

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  1. Was that supposed to be funny? He'll take our money though!

    Posted by: Matthew | Jun 22, 2009 11:58:55 AM

  2. Mr President, when are you gonna lay off the gay sex jokes and fix the economy? Or endorse anything except the bare minimum for gay people? where's that inner badass?

    Posted by: cd | Jun 22, 2009 12:12:09 PM

  3. Oh, he thinks he is SO funny.

    Posted by: Landis | Jun 22, 2009 12:12:22 PM

  4. What a joker.

    Posted by: Pender | Jun 22, 2009 12:13:35 PM

  5. Ha ha !! A black president joking about being gay! Ha ha !!! You slay us, Mr. Obama! Ha ha! Being gay is so silly. Ha ha. They're so mad at you, but, you know what, you don't need their support as your hope train rattles on! Ha ha!

    P.S. Brian Williams could do much better.

    Posted by: freddy | Jun 22, 2009 12:15:27 PM

  6. Thanks for stinking up the thread with bringing up Obama's race Freddy.

    Posted by: Jeez | Jun 22, 2009 12:16:47 PM

  7. How NOT hilarious. God, he's an asshole.

    Posted by: stephen k | Jun 22, 2009 12:20:14 PM

  8. It's a joke about "being in bed with the media" ... lighten up.

    Plus Brian Williams spent several days in the white house for his behind-the-scenes look at the Obama Administration

    Posted by: KFLO | Jun 22, 2009 12:23:07 PM

  9. The joke is not about "being gay." The joke is about the so-called "liberal media" being in bed with Obama. He used Brian Williams' name because Williams hosted a special at the White House a few weeks ago.

    If Obama had used a woman reporter's name, there would have been more than a few raised eyebrows and Michelle would have been none too happy.

    And, CD, Obama's working on the economy. Recent polling seems to indicate most Amercans think he's doing too much.

    Posted by: Hank Drake | Jun 22, 2009 12:23:57 PM

  10. Puke, what a fraud is Mr. Obama.

    Posted by: Alex M. | Jun 22, 2009 12:24:13 PM

  11. he is one sexy, smart mofo.

    Posted by: nic | Jun 22, 2009 12:26:39 PM

  12. stay focused on advancing LGBT issues but keep your sense of humor while doing it!

    Posted by: steve | Jun 22, 2009 12:27:28 PM

  13. "in bed w/ the liberal media" is the joke? please.

    Posted by: Rick | Jun 22, 2009 12:31:10 PM

  14. I guess that makes discriminating against gay people ok then.

    Posted by: Robert | Jun 22, 2009 12:32:55 PM

  15. In truth, it's an intentional double entendre. Everyone on the board is right about this.

    Were the President not such an asshole when it comes to gay civil rights, this just might be funny. Could Gavin Newsom get away with this? Maybe, maybe not.

    The president really needs to chill on this sort of thing, though. Considering his inaction for the gay community, it just comes off as another gratuitious insult.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Jun 22, 2009 12:41:15 PM

  16. Wow... unclench your collective butts already.

    I found his humor pretty funny, and you know, rather refreshing after 8 years of listening to that moron rube at the microphone.

    Keep in mind that for eight years, there WAS no access to the Whitehouse, except by scripted invitation. There was no chance of a voice, no chance for a dialog.

    And you can't change Washington overnight.

    So... back to my first point; unclench your collective butts, already and get over it.

    Posted by: Rad | Jun 22, 2009 12:43:15 PM

  17. it was a joke, it was funny. relax people.

    Posted by: jg | Jun 22, 2009 12:43:43 PM

  18. Hank Drake, I agree with most of your post. It is a joke about the media, not about gays. People need to calm down on this one.

    Posted by: Stew | Jun 22, 2009 12:45:09 PM

  19. I'm not offended by this at all - it's a reference to his recent interview - and to criticisms of favoritism from Drudge, etc.

    He could have a been a lot more careful considering the recent fraying between his administration and the GLBTQI community, but yanno, he wasn't...

    Posted by: elcamino | Jun 22, 2009 12:45:43 PM




    We ALL need to STOP giving politicians our money who only stab us in the back with it.

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 22, 2009 12:47:35 PM

  21. In order to be in bed with the "liberal" media-there has to exist a liberal media-
    which in America -it does not-

    Posted by: Nick | Jun 22, 2009 1:00:12 PM

  22. I hope Brian is the top.

    Posted by: David | Jun 22, 2009 1:03:48 PM

  23. The joke is a deliberate double entendre, about being "in bed" with the media, but also making a gay joke. It would be funny if it weren't for the fact that he's been shafting gays since getting into office and then horrendously insulting us with that DOMA brief. Context is everything, and the context for him at the moment is that he'll take our money and he'll "joke" with us, but don't count on any semblance of support, so that renders his "joke" as little more than an insult.

    Posted by: Xian | Jun 22, 2009 1:20:20 PM

  24. its a joke; a STUPID joke...but a joke non the less...yes he has work to do with the GLBT people but we should all remember. Dont bite the hand that feeds you.
    Were giving them hell and they know it and at the same time there extending the "Olive Branch"...
    Blow him off...dont blow BO off just the joke...LOL

    Posted by: xman | Jun 22, 2009 1:26:53 PM

  25. In order to be in bed with the "liberal" media-there has to exist a liberal media-
    which in America -it does not-

    Posted by: Nick

    Uh, that's why I wrote "so-called 'liberal media'". In truth, there is no liberal media. Only the corporate media, and the independent media of the blogopshere.

    Posted by: Hank Drake | Jun 22, 2009 1:28:30 PM

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