Obama Needles Fox Reporter as Romney 'Spokesman'
President jabs back after Ed Henry quotes the GOP candidate
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2011 6:31 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Was that a little White House-Fox News friction at President Obama's press conference today? When the network's Ed Henry asked about US reaction to Iran's alleged Saudi plot—and used a quote by Mitt Romney critical of Obama to do so—Obama responded, "Well, I did not know you were the spokesman for Romney," notes Mediaite. Henry discussed the exchange later with Megyn Kelly on Fox. "I was trying to put it in the broader context of not just Mitt Romney, but there are a lot of Republicans who charge this president leads from behind. This was an opportunity for him to push back on those critics in the context of Iran.”

Henry has previously clashed with White House spokesman Jay Carney. As for Obama's response to Iran: He called the plot part of a pattern of "reckless" behavior by Iran's government, reports AP. "We believe that even if at the highest levels there was not detailed operational knowledge, there has to be accountability with respect to anybody in the Iranian government engaging in this kind of activity." For more on the Henry-Obama exchange, click here.

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truesoy
Oct 14, 2011 8:38 AM CDT
Obama missed an opportunity to impress the republicans by responding in a 'Bush like manner:: "if you don't support our position on Iran, then you are unpatriotic, and un-american for supporting the enemy's position". And in reality this is what the republicans are doing when attempting to discredit the president of the United States for no other reasons than a political agenda they believe will deliver the White House. Wishful thinking, republicans. It will never happen.
chezwhat
Oct 14, 2011 1:54 AM CDT
Obama will always be smarter than the righty scum. Hell, I smarter. And, my dog's smarter than sarah and bachmann. LOL. Next.
timeandagain
Oct 13, 2011 11:26 PM CDT
When you elect trash, you can't expect class.