The reviews are in: media critic and Fox News host Howie Kurtz said Thursday night that President Barack Obama’s interviews with three wildly popular YouTube stars were “beneath the dignity of the office.”
“When did eating milk and cereal out of your bathtub become an audition to interview the President of the United States?” Kurtz said on “The Kelly File,” referring to viral video personality GloZell Green.
Kurtz added that he didn’t consider himself an “old media curmudgeon,” but thought Obama’s interviews with the YouTube stars went a step beyond an appearance on “The Colbert Report” or “The View.”
“He’s got a good sense of humor, that’s a political asset, but it just seemed beneath the dignity of the office to be hanging out with some of these YouTubers,” he said.
Host Megyn Kelly seemed pretty scandalized by one of GloZell’s saltier questions about thawing relations with Cuba, in which she said Raul Castro “puts the ‘dic’ in dictatorship.”
Kelly also suggested it was bad optics for Obama to sit down with the viral video stars in the midst of a serious political standoff in Yemen, an al-Qaeda stronghold. But she did pick up one interview tip from watching GloZell.
“If I get to interview the president I’m bringing a big picture of myself with crazy lipstick,” Kelly said. “I’m going to put it behind myself in the interview. I don’t know how she managed to do that. That was impressive.”
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