Those were two of the angry responses by Joe Biden to a couple of tough questions posed by Barbara West on Orlando's WFTV. You can get an idea of just how upset Biden was by reading the title of this account of the heated interview: "Obama campaign cuts off WFTV after interview with Joe Biden."
As a result of this interview the Obama campaign called WFTV "unprofessional" and severed ties, canceling a scheduled interview with Joe Biden's wife, Jill:
"This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election," wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign.
Were the questions "unprofessional" or just questions Obama doesn't want to address?
[Update/Brian] The original video, with over 1.5 million views, has been BANNED BY YOUTUBE. You can find alternate copies her e, here, and here. For now, at least.
Is YouTube doing the Joe Biden's saintly bidding in trying to cover this whole episode up? Or could WFTV Channel 9 really just be speaking on its own behalf? If you know the answer, be sure to let me know.
[Update 2] This video appears to be going viral, so I decided to sticky post it for a day or two. SnappedShot.com was the FIRST to embed the YouTube video.
I hope you don't mind, Brian!
I also changed the title because, clearly, this video has struck a nerve within the Obama Campaign. (original title: Joe Biden Angered By Tough Questions)
[Update 3] Looks like WFTV has scrubbed its site of the interview. Thank goodness someone had the presence of mind to save it![Update 4] Not only has this video made the headline at Drudge Report:
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But FoxNews is reporting on it:
BTW, Marc, you do have access to the full video, at YouTube. Just because you don't look, doesn't mean it isn't available. ;)
[Update/Brian]: I'll post this for DM, since the site's currently mostly unavailable. Apparently, yet another news station has fallen victim to the Obama campaign's Stalinist tendencies, this time in Philadelphia. So much for the city of brotherly love, eh bro-bama?
Needless to say, this bodes very ill for the future of the press under an Obama presidency. Will the White House now be officially closed to any station that dares to ask a question that the Obama Administration considers to be hostile? Because, you know, the Bush Administration hasn't exactly locked the doors to such "impartial" reporters as Helen Thomas.
(Maybe it's because we dastardly Republicans were so busy with our full-time schedule of being evil, that we actually forgot to oppress the Press. Not to worry, I'm sure that oversight will be corrected on January 25th, if Obambi is elected.)