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SouthBayDem

(32,310 posts)
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 01:46 AM Jul 10

George Stephanopoulos Says He 'Shouldn't Have' Commented on President Joe Biden's Ability to Serve Second Term

Source: Variety

George Stephanopoulos backed away Tuesday evening from an errant quip he made to a passerby in New York City in which he said that he didn’t think President Joe Biden would be able to serve another term in office.

“I don’t think he can serve four more years,” Stephanopoulos said in the leaked video.

The exchange was captured by TMZ, and the person lobbing a query about Biden’s fortitude appeared to be working for the outlet. The person approached Stephanopoulos as he was walking, in workout clothes, on the streets of New York City.

“Earlier today I responded to a question from a passerby. I shouldn’t have,” Stephanopoulos said in a statement that was shared previously with both Puck News and TMZ. “George expressed his own point of view and not the position of ABC News,” the Disney news unit said in a separate statement.

Read more: https://variety.com/2024/tv/news/abc-news-george-stephanopoulos-apologize-biden-1236064378/



Come on ABC, don't act like you didn't allow that Friday night dump of a show to happen.

And TMZ ambushed George? That's some James O'Keefe type of crap.
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George Stephanopoulos Says He 'Shouldn't Have' Commented on President Joe Biden's Ability to Serve Second Term (Original Post) SouthBayDem Jul 10 OP
Oops. The horses ran away. Aww shucks. Quick, close the barn door. Marcus IM Jul 10 #1
'an errant quip he made to a passerby' elleng Jul 10 #2
Sure, George. LoisB Jul 10 #3
Proves George S not a quick thinker. delisen Jul 10 #4
Maybe if Biden spend energy weekend JI7 Jul 10 #5
The whole world is an open mic. Baitball Blogger Jul 10 #6
Getting a little too hot for you George? padah513 Jul 10 #7
Who is he kidding? He had clearly made his opinion known with his waterboarding of Biden in the interview elias7 Jul 10 #8
Stephanopolous should be fired! PuraVidaDreamin Jul 10 #9
Sounds like George had a bad day. badhair77 Jul 10 #10
Gee, you think? Fire that egotistical bastard and send a damned message for ONCE, ABC. hlthe2b Jul 10 #11
And let's have this be the top story from every angle for two fukking weeks UpInArms Jul 10 #12
WTF? Roy Rolling Jul 10 #13
Thanks for nothing, Steph. (nt) Paladin Jul 10 #14
Let's look at what he said: "I don't think he can serve four more years" Polybius Jul 10 #15
He's not supposed to let his personal opinion be made public. Elessar Zappa Jul 10 #18
George should step down SomedayKindaLove Jul 10 #16
But he did. republianmushroom Jul 10 #17
It is kind of late for an apology. totodeinhere Jul 10 #19
TMZ is nothing BUT James O'Keefe crap. ificandream Jul 10 #20
Loose Lips.... samnsara Jul 10 #21

JI7

(89,712 posts)
5. Maybe if Biden spend energy weekend
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 02:59 AM
Jul 10

and went weeks send months regularly just golfing they would be happy.

Fucking assholes.

elias7

(4,109 posts)
8. Who is he kidding? He had clearly made his opinion known with his waterboarding of Biden in the interview
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 04:04 AM
Jul 10

badhair77

(4,382 posts)
10. Sounds like George had a bad day.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 05:21 AM
Jul 10

Happens to everyone, just like a “bad night,” George, when things don’t go the way you would have wanted.

hlthe2b

(103,674 posts)
11. Gee, you think? Fire that egotistical bastard and send a damned message for ONCE, ABC.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 05:40 AM
Jul 10

George and his big head, and big ego, are only surpassed by his big mouth. How damned stupid to say that to ANYONE. Let HIM know the meaning of a "bad night" of his own making.

UpInArms

(51,354 posts)
12. And let's have this be the top story from every angle for two fukking weeks
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 05:48 AM
Jul 10

That George has a big mouth and can’t be trusted to keep anything to himself … not a good “news” spokesperson… don’t think he can keep his position without giving up all his confidential sources … loose lips and all that

Roy Rolling

(7,038 posts)
13. WTF?
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 07:37 AM
Jul 10

He shares his personal thoughts and confides with a total stranger on the street?

Apparently, ABC needs to pay him more to sometimes keep his mouth shut.

Journalistic ethics strike 1, George.

3 strikes and you’re out.

Polybius

(16,529 posts)
15. Let's look at what he said: "I don't think he can serve four more years"
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:49 AM
Jul 10

That doesn't mean that he thinks he should step aside. It also doesn't mean that he thinks Trump will beat him. It just means that he thinks that he won't serve until January 20, 2029. I'm sure plenty agree with him, even those calling for Biden to remain in the race.

SomedayKindaLove

(687 posts)
16. George should step down
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 09:43 AM
Jul 10

Transcript from the Biden interview:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: But-- but it's-- it's-- it's not that hypothetical anymore. I-- I-- I-- I grant that the-- they have not k-- requested a meeting, but it's been reported--

Notice the stuttering. This is obviously the grumblings of a lost mind. He’s done a lot of reporting in his time, and it appears at great cost. Sorry, George, but turnabout seems fair play.

What would be great would be a video montage of all the people who think Biden should step down stammering their speech at some point in their career.

totodeinhere

(13,200 posts)
19. It is kind of late for an apology.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 01:25 PM
Jul 10

Damage has already been done. ABC should fire him. He has shown that he is not an objective journalist.

ificandream

(9,779 posts)
20. TMZ is nothing BUT James O'Keefe crap.
Wed Jul 10, 2024, 03:43 PM
Jul 10

I don't understand why people aren't smart enough to see that. They're second to Fox in my book for non-news.

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