HuffPo edits Obama’s joke calling himself ‘strapping young Muslim socialist’

POTUS bangsFew expected to find much humor in President Obama’s stupid jokes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but the level of cocky arrogance he displayed was frightening.

And the level of liberal, politically correct bias was in full display over at the Huffington Post who published an inaccurate version of one of Obama’s jokes.

The president swaggered up to the microphone Saturday night to the rap song, “All I Do is Win,” and boasted to the room of mostly liberal journalists and movie stars that this was what Rush Limbaugh had warned them about: “Second term, baby.” He then proceeded to joke (was it a joke?) about his radical second-term agenda.

One of the worst jokes Obama made, considering he doesn’t dare use words like “Muslim extremist,” was this:

“These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be.”

If that wasn’t bad enough, the Huffington Post chose to publish an Associated Press version of that joke without the word “Muslim.”

Here is HuffPo’s original version of the AP story, “White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Obama Jokes About Radical Second-Term Changes,” published at 11:08 p.m. Saturday:

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Here is AP’s caption from its YouTube page posted Saturday, April 27, which has the word “Muslim”:

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The Philadelphia Inquirer posted the AP story at 11:13 pm Saturday, which also has the word “Muslim,” as did the Fox News’ version of the exact same AP story.

Most other AP versions of the Obama Muslim socialist joke did include the word “Muslim.” Oddly, HuffPo was among a small handful of publications that printed an AP version without the word “Muslim.” Perhaps HuffPo didn’t think anyone would notice its original version of the President’s words, because they have since written another story using the actual quote.

skeet shoot picture obamaObama took jabs at the media, himself and host Conan O’Brien, and he mocked many of the news stories of his escapades, including the speculation his skeet-shooting picture was photo-shopped.

Blame Bush library“In lieu of a library, he’s going to build another ‘edifice’ next to the George W. Bush presidential library,” the Blaze reported in paraphrasing one jab, at his predecessor. “A giant billboard pointing to it saying, ‘His Fault.'”

On and on the painful jokes went, with America and Americans the butt of the humor used by the president of the United States.

And in case you forgot, folks, here is what Obama thinks of himself:

“My job is to be president. Your job is to keep me humble. Frankly, I think I’m doing my job better.”

Watch Obama’s full remarks here via YouTube:

Janeen Capizola

"And though she be but little, she is fierce." And fun! This conservative-minded political junkie, mom of three, dancer and one-time NFL cheerleader holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science. [email protected] Twitter: @JaneenBPR


  • reader

    painfully stupid, small-minded article.

    • Luther Henry

      Many truths are said in jest.

      • John Stinger

        And many fools are ridiculed by repeating their nonsense in jest.

    • Bruce Hodge

      Painfully stupid, small-minded President!

      • joel goodman


        GOT IT?

        • John Stinger

          Yeah. You're a racist, with all the mental limitations that entails. Got it.

    • Michele Kirk

      The media in this country is editing the president's own words out of his direct quotes, and that is not news that concerns you or at least makes you pause? It is far from painfully stupid and small-minded. Even my liberal friends were shocked.

      • ctmom

        Shocked at what Obama said, or shocked that Huffpo edited a direct quote?

        • RME KRNL

          The arrogance of both.

    • Jack Furnari

      I see we have a fan of Doublethink here.

      The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them… To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just as long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies – all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth. -1984

      • William Bragg

        Were you thinking of cognitive dissonance?

    • Ruth

      Painfully small minded person who thinks he is somebody when he is actually a donkey's behind, not a president of America. He is a grouse embarrassment to the nation and a traitor, who will get his one of these days!!……God (the real one), forgive him for he knows exactly what he is doing! He is a disgrace and a buffoon to all we stand for! He needs to slip on a banana peel all the way down the tallest stairs in the Whitehouse and take Mitchie with him!!!!

      • Sue

        Great post…. and I hope someone puts a banana peel or

        spills something at the top of those stairs SOON!

    • Alphabet Soup

      reader says:

      April 28, 2013 at 7:46 AM

      painfully stupid, small-minded article.

      …about a painfully stupid, small-minded jerk of a POTUS.


      MOST thought the show hilarious .

      The little W bush was arrogant letting the War industry and oil corporations he gave tax reductions to support the "libary" containing books and "FIASCO" he spread for 8 years.

      • bill

        Clueless hey Jack? The WAR industry nor the Oil corporations received any more tax reductions than ANY other industry. Educate yourself before posting hey?

    • Sam

      Painfully stupid small minded reader?

    • David in Alabama

      You have a painfully stupid and small-minded opinion, "reader". The major portion of the American people feel disenfranchised right now, which is only partially the fault of that fool in the White House: But he's done NOTHING to allay the frustration the people feel over the direction of this country. He sweats extremist but says people who oppose him are extreme: He commits gaffes that are odd and out of place, as if he's un-American — ya got that? Then he has the gall to make light of it at a press dinner. Clearly, he's very confident of the protection of the press and Hollywood when, instead, he should be cautious and respectful of the American people.

      The article was perhaps too brief — shoulda expounded on the psychology, the lunacy of that gathering. Using American standards, Obama's is a failed Presidency and always will be — because he rushed to abrogate freedom, liberty, property of the individual in favor of bolstering state and party power. What a damn fool!

  • KB Cook

    Let me guess – a moment of real transparency? Probably not – just another chance to stand in front of a group of people and satisfy his narcissism one more time at the expense of the US Taxpayer$

  • Sally

    I have to go throw up.

  • Senor

    F U B O

  • Pat Steele

    He thinks he is SOOOOOO cute and he is an idiot.

  • Bruce Hodge

    Well, at least he is older….

  • http://FB Bev O

    I have no sound on mine????

  • Tong

    Remember when Obama said he would hunt down those who killed 4 American's in Libya… September 2012? Not one single person has been arrested.

    • Mike

      Typical knee-jerk statement by the chosen one.

    • Roxanna

      That's because he doesn't care. I honestly do not believe that he is an American. I think he is many things and they aren't good things.

      • Roxanna

        That’s because he doesn’t care. I honestly do not believe that he is NOt an American. I think he is many things and they aren’t good things.

  • Ruth

    Obama or Ozero as I call him is a disgrace to all we stand for and is a donkey's behind buffoon! I cannot wait for his exit and all that he brought with him!!! I hope we can impeach the imposture and show him just what he stands for and that it is NOT what America stands for! HOW he has remained where he is; has done and said what he has, is unbelievable!! He is truly an enemy of all who love this country, the Constitution and the founding principles for which we forged the greatest nation in the world in such a short time. It is when we turned from the faith that blessed this nation that we began the spiral down to the likes of Obama and is crew!

  • Horace Mann

    Can you all be so stupid as to not realize the context of the joke? Also, the Huffington Post did not edit anything. The readership of the website are small-minded bigots.


      I'M not a praying person but Jesus God, you really hit the truth on the head .If Obama was white and a rich oil man his critics would reduce by half.The remainder would still be small minded.

      • snafubar

        Of course you're not. You're a Godless "progressive", a good OBOT.

      • David in Alabama

        Where are you living, Jack; Fantasyland? Obama is not questioned enough by his own people and handlers. We're in trouble because of the fool, then we suffer people like you. Wow. We can't get him out of office fast enough.

    • bill

      Horace, apparently you need a session in READING COMPREHENSION. The article stated the following: "Perhaps HuffPo didn’t think anyone would notice it deliberately edited the President’s own words, because they have since written another story using the actual quote.".

      But liberals tend to ignore facts don't they!

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