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Twitterers react: Obama's testy answer to CNN's Ed Henry

By Jimmy Orr / March 24, 2009

President Obama got testy Tuesday evening when CNN's Ed Henry pressed him on why it took "days" for him to express outrage of bonuses paid to AIG executives.

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The fun thing about watching the presidential press conference with Twitter in the background are the real time reactions of people sitting at home remarking on the event.

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Like the teleprompter jokes that began as soon as the press conference started.

Or when President Obama flashed some anger at CNN correspondent Ed Henry for asking why it took him days to express outrage over the bonuses paid to executives at AIG.

"It took us a couple of days because I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak," Obama snapped.

The Twitterverse snapped too. "Ed Henry" soon became one of the most searched items and people quickly typed out what they thought of the exchange.

daveburkevt wrote, "Obama slams CNN dufus..."

EdJLucio typed, "Daaaamn CNN's Ed Henry got roasted!"

c3ane agreed saying, "CNN/Ed Henry you got spanked. Deal with it."

crutis saw things differently though. "I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak. When did THAT start?"

As did sanity check. "Obama's response to CNN's Ed Henry was very amateur. He showed he was irritated by Ed's persistence."

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The discussion between the CNN talking heads brought out reactions from the Twitterers as well. On the set Bill Bennett said, ""After Ed Henry, he looked like he wanted to go home."

penguinponders concurred with the former Education Secretary. "Bill Bennett on CNN. Good before Ed Henry, after Ed Henry, he looked like he just wanted to go home. I agree."

Maggietheresa had a differing opinion. "Why isn't Ed Henry covering a city council meeting in some small town? He embarrassed himself."

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