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Obama's Press Guy Calls Out Cell Phone Abuser

5/13/2009 4:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

When a cell phone interrupted President Obama's Press Secretary Robert Gibbs during his daily briefing -- dude went into the crowd and snatched it up faster than a high school teacher in study hall!

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46.

Bajan Woman    

That man who answered the 'phone ia a rude, disrespectful. unruly pig. Just who does he think he is? He sets himself in the front row of a White House press conference, leaves the ringer of his 'phone ON. answers it when it rings and proceeds to have a conversation while the speaker is on the podium. That says it all. He is a disgrace to his employer and he should be banned from the White House.

1903 days ago
47.

lpetrou    

You can have a dumb press secretary when the press loves the president and will only report the good stuff and never anything negative. The press is in the tank for Obama, hence the press secretary doesn't matter.

1903 days ago
48.

scissors    

Simple. It was arranged ahead of time. Nothing like that happens 'by accident' in the White House. Puhleeze.

1903 days ago
49.

Me    

I love Gibbs.

Tony Snow would have done something like this, too. :-)

1903 days ago
50.

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

see? we don't all really have to stick to even the most simplist rules and guidelines...they are only made for pretend. and who can tell me, that i can't use my own phone. in a totally public place. isn't this a democrazy??

1902 days ago
51.

yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

maybe it was his craigslist whore who was offering him a quick and soon available time slot?

1902 days ago
52.

hell with them all    

IMPEACH ALL OF WASHINGTON. THEY SURE ARE MESSING ARE COUNTRY UP BIG TIME. GET A TALL TREE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE FOLKS. GET A ROPE AND DO WHAT IS NEEDED BEFORE WE TURN INTO A NEW USSR

1902 days ago
53.

hell with them all    

I WOULD NOT PAY A PENNY TO SEE THAT ASS OBAMA. HE IS KILLING OUR COUNTRY.

1902 days ago
54.

canuckinus    

i can't believe that i am actually going to write this but Gibbs was very funny!! The only downer was the utter lack of respect but the journalist in the front row...this is being televised and you actually answer your phone and talk? Whether you're a Democrat or Republican or Independent...that was unprofessional and highly RUDE!!

1902 days ago
55.

Mr Glib    

So tired of the giggling Mr. Glib. He appears to think the press conferences are for entertainment. Any hard question, he has no answer or refers them to the treasury. Use lots of campaign rhetoric to "answer" other questions. He is an embarrassment.

1902 days ago
56.

:what ev errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr    

If this was a "Bush" presidency press meeting, I'd lay my last buck that you all would be supporting the reporter.........bitching about his freedom was being violated. But don't worry, Obamanation is going to get rid of that nasty "F" word real soon.

1902 days ago
57.

James    

Gibbs should kick that moron's ass....

1902 days ago
58.

Jake    

That would be the day when I give up my property for a ? (you name it..jerk, joke, trash, zero or .......) like Gibbs. Real close to "taking my gun from my cold dead hands" you know. Of course, obama seems to have the arrogant feeling that is REALLY is that god (small case) that some of his tax cheating followers think he is. Free speech should and must reign. I realize that is was poor manners, but Helen Thomas and the rest of the liberal press corp has had zero manners for the previous 8 years so why start now?

1902 days ago
59.

diana    

Good for Gibbs. That's so direspectful to Gibbs.
He could have put his phone on "silence". I do that all the time when I go into business meetings. As a matter of fact we are told to put the phone on "silence" or "vibrate".

1902 days ago
60.

CICI    

this is not about freedom of speech people. This is about respect: respect for yourself and the people around you. Your cellphone shouldn't be ringing that loud at a press conference; that's disrespectful. If you don't want to shut it off completely, put it on vibrate.
... The dude holding the conference is pretty ridiculous too for asking for the phones... this isn't freaking highschool. He shoulda simply told them to leave the room

1902 days ago
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