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Archive for March 6th, 2009

Robert Gibbs Will Watch What He Says Now

When White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs dismisses Rush Limaugh’s comments about President Obama by saying he (Gibbs) does not have a radio, you know he was asking for it. It didn’t take long for Washington-area station WTOP (Bonneville), the Washington-area Clear Channel stations, and the HD Digital Radio Alliance to remedy the problem. They all delivered radios to the spokesman so he won’t be disadvantaged.

All kidding aside, the “I don’t have a radio” comment was not a wise thing to say. He’s the press secretary. He’s the spokesman for the White House. He’s not paying attention to the various media? That’s part of his job.

Broadcasters were rather friendly about the matter, although it could have really blown up in Gibbs’ face.

I doubt Gibbs will repeat a mistake like this again.

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