ABC News Producer Says President Obama Chose Robin Roberts Interview Because She’s Black….

Not really a surprise considering the greatest risk to President Obama advocating for same sex marriage would be from the black constituency.   However, if Mitt Romney had requested to only be interviewed by a white person, that might have made a headline or ten.

(POLITICO) — For President Barack Obama’s groundbreaking interview on gay marriage, the White House turned to a friendly face — ABC’s Robin Roberts.

She’s a respected journalist who knows both Barack and Michelle Obama well, isn’t regarded as a difficult “gotcha” interrogator and whose own identity — and shared love of sports with the president — was a key factor in the decision to grant her one of the biggest gets of the president’s time in office, according to insiders at ABC and elsewhere.

“The White House went with Robin because of her personal rapport, their friendship, the past interviews — but also her race [African-American], even her age,” one producer at ABC said to POLITICO of the 51-year-old Roberts. “There is a very strong, very basic connection there.”

Jonathan Wald, executive producer of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” said, “The White House is very careful who it picks for which message. Robin is universally regarded as an excellent interviewer, and she and Obama have a relationship. It’s clear that the president likes to do interviews with her.”

By giving the interview to an African-American and Christian — two groups whose opposition to same-sex marriage has been significant — the White House may have been aiming to make Obama’s announcement more palatable to groups that differ with his support for gay marriage. (Christianity has long played a central role in Roberts’s life — she has credited her success to her parents’ emphasis on the three “D’s”: Discipline, Determination and “De Lord.”)

But while respected inside ABC and throughout the industry as a skilled and experienced interviewer, Roberts was also viewed as a safe pick for the Obama administration, in part because she comes from the world of morning network television and rarely flexes any political muscle or attack-dog approach to journalism.

“She’s friendly turf,” one executive at a rival network said. “I assume if Oprah was still Oprah, she would have landed this interview.”  Keep reading. . .

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19 Responses to ABC News Producer Says President Obama Chose Robin Roberts Interview Because She’s Black….

  1. Enough says:

    Hell, everyone knew that as soon as they saw the interview.

    What is the Muslim view on gay marriage, any way?

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  2. BlueStateRepub says:

    The Muslim view of gay marriage is “evolving.” Rather than slitting their throats before hanging, now they just hang them.

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    • Roscoe P. Soultrane says:

      Infidel lies! The most blessed, benevolent Prophet (PBUH) has clearly stated that sodomites are to have a wall pushed down upon them. Justice at its most humane.

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  3. Aussie says:

    is that woman straight or….

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  4. Sharon says:

    “The White House went with Robin because of her personal rapport, their friendship, the past interviews — but also her race [African-American], even her age,” one producer at ABC said to POLITICO of the 51-year-old Roberts. “There is a very strong, very basic connection there.”

    Ok. So it would be good if Romney chooses a Mormon to do a sticky-wicket interview with him……”because of his personal rapport, their friendship, the past interviews—and also his race [he’s white]…and his age…” That would be ok? I guess so.

    That means George W should have only done interviews with whites his own age and stuff. It would probably have gone much better for him with re to the MSM. Doncha think?

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  5. tara says:

    I’m certain Obama’s an atheist and he only adopted Christianity because it would help his political career. And that’s why he rejected his whiteness as well. And I have no doubt that this latest revelation is likewise very calculated.

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    • Dude says:

      I think he’s a melting pot of religions. He takes all of the ideas from each religion that will destroy America in sheep’s clothing and melts them together. But you are right, he hides behind the Christian blanket.

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    • Aussie says:

      Tara that is correct. His mother and grandparents became atheists even though they attended what is known as the little red church.

      As far as I am concerned the Trinity United Church in Chicago is not a Christian church. It is a Marxist church that pretends to be Christian.

      Have a good look at the background of Jeremiah Wright. His is not a Christian preacher. He had become a Mozzie before his self-proclaimed Christianity, and he preaches Black Liberation Theology… which again is not Christian.

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  6. eagle says:

    The most revealing will be when he addresses the former Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ, Larry Sinclair, Donald Young, Larry Bland, and Nate Spencer.

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  7. Dude says:

    I honestly really want to believe that Robin Roberts is just too stupid to be held accountable for her feelings, beliefs and actions. It’s something that I can’t fix, so I’m gonna stop thinking about it now.

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  8. Tj says:

    It is well known in Washington circles that the President wanted to make his announcement to a well known journalist in the gay community so it came down to a choice between Anderson Cooper and Robin Roberts, and they decided to go with Ms. Roberts. And no, I am not outing her as she openly attends social events in Manhattan and Washington with her partner whom she has been with for several years. She is not exactly hiding in the closet. Same holds true to Mr. Cooper by the way.

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