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WATCH: Stewart Ridicules Obama for Apparent Cluelessness on Administration's Latest Scandals

May 15, 2013 in Blogs

By Alyssa Figueroa, AlterNet

Obama on when he learned about IRS targeting conservative groups: “I think it was on Friday.”

Amidst the government scandals revealed this week, the DoJ's spying on AP, the IRS possibly targeting Tea Party groups, President Obama seemed curiously out of touch. On last night'sDaily Show, Jon Stewart pointed out that Obama “was fortunate yesterday that when he appeared before the press, he was shielded by … a question of one — total — from the entire American press corp.” 

Stewart then showed a clip of the reporter asking Obama several questions in one, including, “When did you first learn that the IRS was targeting conservative political groups?” to which the President responded, “I first learned about it from the same news reports I think most people learned this. I think it was on Friday.”

Stewart goes on to illustrate that this isn’t the first time Obama seemed uninformed of quite important matters before learning them from news reports…

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