I just read this article on The Hill, “President Obama calls African-Americans a ‘mongrel people.'”

When asked about his background, which includes a black father and white mother, Obama said of African-Americans: “We are sort of a mongrel people.”

“I mean we’re all kinds of mixed up,” Obama said. “That’s actually true of white people as well, but we just know more about it.”

The president’s remarks were directed at the roots of all Americans. The definition of mongrel as an adjective is defined as “of mixed breed, nature, or origin,” according to dictionary.com.

Obama did not appear to be making an inflammatory remark with his statement and the audience appeared to receive it in the light-hearted manner that often accompanies interviews on morning talk shows.

I’m not really interested in what the President said; in point of fact, I have no reaction to it whatsoever–kind of like I imagine the audience must have done, being that “Obama did not appear to be making an inflammatory remark” and “the audience appeared to receive it in [a] light-hearted manner.”  Rather, these are the questions that spring to my mind:

* How does the President appear when he is making an inflammatory remark?  Does he give smoldering glances?  Does smoke issue forth from his nostrils?  Methinks the public wants to know.

* If no one appeared to be shocked or offended by the President’s remark, why is it a story?  Did someone in the vicinity or elsewhere actually have a reaction yet not make it into the story?  Or is it just that the reporter himself found the President’s word choice odd and this was the only way he could draw attention to the thing that made him go “hmmm”?  Either way, it makes for an interesting reporting style.

* “The View,” Mr. President?  Really?

“Obama did not appear to be making an inflammatory remark” is going in my scrapbook of journalism greatness.

Meanwhile, I am so bored that I am reduced to blogging about stupid crap like this.  Somebody give me a topic, quick!

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