Compared to Bush, Obama Has It Easy From Reporters


It is not uncommon for the President of the United States to receive difficult and sometimes inflammatory questions—especially if your last name is Bush.

On Wednesday, CBS reporter Major Garrett asked President Obama a pointed question about the four American hostages left in Iran and why they were left out of the deal with Iran.

President Obama seemed to be angered by Garrett’s question and said he ‘should know better.’ Since then, many have taken to social media and denounced Garrett’s phrasing of the question.

Throughout his presidency, George W. Bush answered several inflammatory questions that insinuated that he broke the law, had ulterior motives on going to war, didn’t care about the people, and even allowed 9/11 to happen.

Although a Free Beacon analysis shows a lack of inflammatory questions asked of President Obama, he was angered by even the slightest insinuation.

Andrew Kugle   Email | Full Bio | RSS
Andrew Kugle is the assistant social media editor for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2013. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, he worked as a Staff/Press Assistant for South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Andrew is from De Pere, Wisconsin and lives in D.C. His Twitter handle is @AndrewJKugle. You can reach him at

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