So, the president called Kanye West a “Jackass” for his outburst at the Video Music Outwards. Or did he?
According to a Twitter update from a reporter, Obama did say this. But then, ABC News issued this statement:
In the process of reporting on remarks by President Obama that were made during a CNBC interview, ABC News employees prematurely tweeted a portion of those remarks that turned out to be from an off-the-record portion of the interview. This was done before our editorial process had been completed. That was wrong. We apologize to the White House and CNBC and are taking steps to ensure that it will not happen again.'”
So, he did say it, but it was off-the-record — so, he didn’t say it. Hmm.
One of the many problems with granting anonymity with news sources.