Video: Breaking News: Obama Kills a Fly… Has this Country Lost its Mind?


super-obama[Video below] Alert the media: President Obama killed a fly. Oh wait, it’s obvious that the media already knows this. In case you haven’t been forwarded the viral video, or haven’t seen any of the dozens of the headlines splashed across world-wide news sites (AP: “Barack Obama: The human flyswatter,” Canadian Press: “Obama kills annoying fly, then keeps going on in TV interview,” NY Daily News: “No presidential pardon for this pest”), here’s the video of our president killing a fly whilst doing an interview with CNBC.

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With America’s obsession with all things celebrity, it’s not surprising that our photo-friendly president would become paparazzi fodder. But is it getting to be too much? When a story about Barack Obama killing a fly makes it into the news, should we be re-evaluating our priorities?

The always-controversial Bill Maher put it this way, in his “Real Time” monologue last Friday:

“This is not what I voted for. I don’t want my president to be a TV star…[Obama’s] getting a puppy! He’s eating a burger with Joe Biden! He’s taking the wife to Broadway and Paris…”

The self-described Libertarian pundit went on to say that he’s glad Obama got elected, but that it’s disappointing that Obama hasn’t been “putting it on the line against the banks, the insurance companies, the energy companies who run the country and in many ways, have ruined this country.”

Though Maher went out on a limb with his rant, he noticed something interesting at the Friday taping. He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

“Up until last Friday, whenever I said anything critical about him, I was getting booed by my audience because they’re liberal Southern Californians… But on Friday, they were cheering.”

Is it true? Are more Americans agreeing that Obama is focusing too much on winning the world over with his charm and not enough on bringing about the change he had promised?

Anne Dunev concurs with Maher. The Huffington Post’s health writer, annoyed by Obama’s ubiquitous TV appearances (“Who does Obama think he is… Every time I look at the news, there is Obama – having another Kodak moment.”) implores Obama to, instead, concentrate on fixing our failing healthcare system.

She wrote: “Our PR is not going to matter much if the Ship of State is rudderless and we crash on the shore of our own greed and stupidity.”

Exposure in it of itself isn’t a bad thing. There’s nothing inherently wrong with having a president who is as comfortable making a cameo on the Daily Show as he is meeting with foreign ministers, as long as he uses the political and popular capital he’s sowing to get things done.

With the troubles of the world demanding attention (two wars, Iran, North Korea, to name a few) and the tribulations of our own country ringing in our ears (unemployment, foreclosures, healthcare, etc.), forget the flies. We want a president who will swat Congress into action.

{YahooNews, Elisha Newscenter}


  1. where are all the animal rights activists? can we just allow our president to kill an innocent fly for no reason? bush and cheney would never hurt a fly

  2. there is a coldness and indiferrence here that scares me. It was the same comment he once gave a speech to an audience and someone fainted all he did was tell someone to take care of the man claimed if happens every time he gives a speech and went right on. He said the man will be okay. It was his attitude oh it happens every time I am used to his people
    are so thrilled they just faint. The swat so what. I this like the picture it smells of egotisim and I am the man. Plus the flag should be in red white and blue,

  3. i happened to agree 100% that the media in the tank for Obama. they invested way to much in him. but Matzav should not be quoting from Bill Maher hes a despicable human being a Kaufer a far left wing liberal. and this huffington post is the same YOU SHOULD NEVER QUOTE SUCH LOW LIVES.

  4. The media who had only terrible things to say about Bush, who was a real mensh, treats Obama the exact opposite .
    I think they would rather focus on his killing a fly and Michelle Obama’s wardrobe, than the deeper discussions that he’s ruining the economy, health care system and democracy the way we know it. It’s just a coverup!
    I keep on reminding myself that Hashem is in charge and it’s meant to be this way and I hope things will turn around soon enough!

  5. The big deal is that, as every housewife knows, it is nearly impossible to kill a fly.