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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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xxx    

the first one was funny when he took the guys phone (think teacher in a classroom, you know for the very few people on here who have been to school), but the guy who talked, he was just being an ass, and I don't think he should be invited back to the WH for press conferences. What a dolt.

1938 days ago
62.

DS    

All you 'tards whining about "wah wah what about free speech?" better go brush up on your Constitution. "Free Speech" doesn't mean, "I get to talk on my cell phone at a White House Press Conference if I wanna." This is an example of rudeness - I wouldn't expect adults to talk on their cell phones in a nice restaurant, let alone at a freaking WHITE HOUSE PRESS CONFERENCE. WTF were they thinking?!?!

1937 days ago
63.

Starby    

Not about free speech, for you idiots claiming that --- it's about COURTESY. You don't let your cell phone ring in movie theaters, in exam rooms with the doctor, in class, while attending a speech (be it at the White House or a graduation ceremony), while dining in a very expensive restaurant, at plays, etc.

Those of you who see nothing wrong with that are self-involved, rude, ghetto-techno trash.

I work for a doctor -- a fat 25 year old girl this week let her phone ring FIVE times while the doctor was trying to examine her -- each time, she ANSWERED it, and had short non-urgent conversations. The fifth phone call, the doctor asked her to turn it off, and she got all defensive with the explanation that it wasn't her fault -- these people were calling HER, she wasn't calling THEM. Rude AND a low IQ!

Good for that press secretary -- he was very nice about that rudeness!

1937 days ago
64.

Fommy    

I agree, good riddance. I'm surprised they don't turn on a cellphone jammer or something for these events when important people are speaking, can pick one up online for like $50.

1918 days ago
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