Retired ABC News journalist Ann Compton In a recent C-SPAN interview says that Barack Obama launches into "profanity-laced" tirades against the press in off-the-record meetings with reporters. Compton also derided the President for leading "the most opaque" administration of "any I have covered."
Compton, who retired in August after a 40-year career, told C-SPAN's Brian Lamb: "I have seen in the last year Barack Obama really angry twice. Both were off-the-record times. One, profanity-laced where he thought the press was making too much of scandals that he did not think were scandals."
She also said, "I don't find him apologetic. But I find him willing to stand up to the press and look them in the eye, even though it was off the record and just give us hell."