Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Repeat After Me, Mr. President .....

The microphone is always on ... the microphone is always on ... the microphone - and the Twitter keyboard - is always on.

President Obama has been in the public spotlight long enough to know how things like this can happen. He's hardly the first seasoned, long-experienced public figure to get caught-up in something like this ... and I suspect he won't be the last, either.

And, NO, I am NOT excusing ABC News' Terry Moran for what was, IMHO, a breach of professional conduct.

On a related note, take part in this poll and discussion of "Should a journalist be reprimanded by his/her employer for reporting what were meant to be off-the-record comments by a president?"