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Ann Compton: Irate Obama Cursed At Press for Scandals Coverage

By    |   Monday, 08 Dec 2014 04:40 PM

Former ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton  told C-SPAN she saw President Barack Obama get so angry once that he went off the record to curse at the press corps.

She has seen Obama really angry twice in the last year, Compton told C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb on Sunday's "Q&A." One time, she said, was "profanity-laced, where he thought the press was making too much of scandals that he didn’t think were scandals."

In the other case, she said Obama took the media to task for not understanding the limits that he has with foreign policy "and the way he’s dealing with the Middle East and Iraq and Afghanistan."

Obama was not apologetic, Compton said, and he was "willing to stand up to the press and look them in the eye, even though it was off the record, and just give us hell."

Lamb asked the recently retired Compton if Obama had a point.

She said that he probably did from his point of view, but added that the press covers "what we are allowed to cover."

"When policy decisions and presidents are inaccessible and don’t take questions from the press on a regular basis, I think they reap what they sow," Compton said.

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Former ABC News White House correspondent Ann Compton told C-SPAN she saw President Barack Obama get so angry once that he went off the record to curse at the press corps.
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