Conan O’Brien Mocks Serious Question to Obama

Apparently, Late-night comedian Conan O’Brien thinks asking the President of the United States a serious question is something to ridicule. Or maybe it wasn’t the question, but just the fact that it was a well-known conservative that posed the rather inoffensive query.

As President Obama has allowed but one puffball interview after another, avoiding all the serious questions he can, he was nonetheless asked a rather mild, but serious question by Elisabeth Hasselbeck of ABC’s The View.

But the gall of someone actually asking a serious question of the President was too much for O’Brien to bear.

“Who the hell’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck?,” O’Brien demanded to know.

One could also ask, “who the hell’s Conan O’Brien”? Well, for one, O’Brien is the same fellow who in 2010 failed so spectacularly as the Tonight Show Host that he was fired.

O’Brien went on with his baseless attack on Hasselbeck. “Hey, leader of the free world! Answer this!,” O’Brien then screamed as he indulged an impression of Hasselbeck that portrayed her as some ugly, hateful shrew attacking the President. Of course, the truth is, Hasselbeck asked the question in a respectful and civil manner and wasn’t at all being as hateful as O’Brien portrayed her.

O’Brien was so incensed that Hasselbeck had the temerity to ask Obama a question it makes one wonder just who elitist O’Brien thinks should be “allowed” to talk to the man we all democratically elect to lead us?

If the unoffensive Hasselbeck, a woman who has no history of any scandals or unsavory behavior, shouldn’t be allowed to speak to the President, who should?

Maybe his friend David Letterman? A man who it was revealed sexually harassed a female co-worker?

Or maybe former CBS news anchor Dan Rather who is now a “former anchor” because he was caught lying on the air and knowingly pushing a false story meant to harm a president’s reelection chances.

Maybe O’Brien thinks pillars of the community like the two aforementioned somehow have a more legitimate “right” to ask a president a question?

I supposed wondering what O’Brien was thinking, however, is a silly question. O’Brien is simply another one of those far left, TV suits who can’t stomach any serious questioning of his Obamessiah. His knee jerk support of The One proves that no “thinking” involved.

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Posted by on September 27, 2012.
Filed under 2012 Presidential Race, Barack Obama, Big government, Celebrities, Conservatives, corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Democrats, Douchebag Of The Day, Elections, Entertainment, Entitlement Culture, Liberals, Media, Media Whores.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com"The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • Hank_M

    No wonder Obama avoids press conferences (and no doubt will be avoiding Univision from now on).

    A basic question like that and Barry Obama is so flummoxed he has to ignore it and change the subject. Makes one eager to see him in the debates.

    As for Conan…….he must have his eyes on Lettermans job.

  • GreatWhiteRat

    Well, he didn’t have the teleprompter handy, so he had no idea which lie to spout.

  • Commander_Chico_Cognoscente

    Weasel words and phrases: “Apparently,” “rather (x2),” “nonetheless,” “actually,” “one could,” “Of course, the truth is,” “wasn’t at all,” “somehow,” and “supposed.”

    Some other grammar, tense and syntax errors. Grade: C

    Content: fails to answer the question: WHO IS MITT ROMNEY?

    • jim_m

      The only words that you could in any way construe as a weasel word is rather. All the others are pretty straight forward. The purpose of a weasel word is to make the meaning of the sentence so ambiguous that it could mean anything. None of the other words you complain about are used to that effect.

      Go take some grammar courses and learn to understand the English language. You’ve been spending too much time in lefty land where they don’t understand the meaning of “Is”. “Is” is not a weasel word, unless you’re an idiot lefty like Chico.

    • GarandFan

      TRANSLATION: When ya got nothing else to refute the thrust of the thread – throw out some bullshit.

      • Commander_Chico_Cognoscente

        Look, why whine about a joke Conan O’Brien makes?

        Same old, same old Warner: bitching because not everyone in the USA thinks exactly like him and that they’re allowed to express themselves.

        • GarandFan

          Ah yes, the old liberal ploy, “It was a joke!”

        • herddog505

          More like same old Warner: angry because MiniTru (including Hollywood) is behaving more like a palace guard – or a Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda.

          How DARE Hasselbeck ask a question of Barry that isn’t fawning??? She must be mocked and put down! Marginalized! Respect MUST be shown to the dear leader OR ELSE!

          Remember the good ol’ days when dissent was the highest form of patriotism…

          • Commander_Chico_Cognoscente

            You and Warner are right that there is bias, but that’s a fact of life and a natural outcome of Romney not running a good campaign.

          • Jwb10001

            Seriously, media bias is now Romney’s fault? You need to buy a clue.

  • Guest

    That was a very long winded question that was more like a train wreck than a question… did she expect a serious response from the President? You won a reality show… get over yourself.

    • warnertoddhuston

      Says the brave, brave idiot that won’t even sign his name.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doc-Musgrove/100000620620015 Doc Musgrove

    Reminds me of a story:
    At a musical presentation during a piccolo solo, someone in the audience screamed out “The piccolo player is a SOB!”
    The director stopped the presentation and called out “Who called the piccolo player a SOB?”
    From within the audience came the a question “Who called that SOB a piccolo player?”

    So who says Conan is a comedian?

  • Hugh_G

    Who the hell IS Elizabeth Hasselbeck? Oh yeah, that’s right, she was a Survivior contestant. Highly educated in ?????????

    She has about as much relevance as say…….Warner Todd Huston. Who’s he anyway?

  • http://twitter.com/twolaneflash twolaneflash

    I gave up late night tv after Johnny Carson. These Defecrat replacements, Letterman/Leno/O’Brien, are, to put it simply, crappy.

  • Guest

    Oh, come on. That wasn’t a question Hasselbeck asked; that was just a long-winded way to say “You suck.” Which is perfectly fine for her to say – but there wasn’t anything in that “question” which was actually sincerely asking for any information.

    Hasselbeck didn’t even have the nerve to admit this was coming from her. She kept distancing herself with safe vagueness by saying “many Americans” and “they”.