February 17, 2015 5:00 pm -

On the heels of an apology for calling the president “the antichrist,” a Minnesota newspaper has apologized for the great respect it showed the White House by calling him an “assclown.”


Kevin Cusick, a sports producer for the Pioneer Press, apologized Monday for using the term to refer to President Barack Obama in a slideshow that included Obama’s selfie-stick moment from a BuzzFeed video.

“A fool-proof way to make yourself look like a self-absorbed assclown,” the caption read…

“After further review, it’s a poor choice of word,” Cusick told local news station KMSP. “I must have been in an especially foul mood last night. I’ve toned it down a bit.” The caption has now replaced “assclown” with “celebrity.”

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

19 responses to Newspaper Apologizes For Calling Obama ‘Assclown’

  1. Carla Akins February 17th, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Has any other sitting President ever been called such names by the press, other sitting politicians? Ever?

    • Larry Schmitt February 17th, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      You know the answer to that. And in spite of what individuals thought of Bush, the press never showed him the disrespect that this president gets. Not that I recall anyway.

      • granpa.usthai February 18th, 2015 at 12:13 am

        there was one member of the press that questioned if the US had an exit strategy for Iraq if the invasion failed to be a 6 week cake walk, but they were told it was paramount to blasphemy to question the POTUS one week before the invasion that became a 10 year occupational liberation resulting in mega billion dollar new offshore bank accounts.

        • rg9rts February 18th, 2015 at 2:34 am

          We invaded a sovereign nation???? Nooooooo

    • William February 18th, 2015 at 1:00 am


    • rg9rts February 18th, 2015 at 2:36 am

      This is a result of the bagger mentality….like little children they push the limits…and are very surprised when there is a negative reaction..At the least you respect the office….

  2. norain878 February 17th, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    Happy Mardi Gras to All!

  3. AmusedAmused February 17th, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    The hallmark of professionalism is acting like the professional you claim to be regardless of what mood you are in. Nobody cares about your personal feefees. Imagine if a surgeon said, “oops, sorry I cut too deep, I must have been in a foul mood, let me give you the extra stitches.” If you can’t keep your moods out of your work like a big boy, guess what? You are an incompetent a**clown who can’t do his job.

  4. Sister12345 February 17th, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Don’t they mean “disrespect”?

  5. Suzanne McFly February 17th, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Hmmmm, speaking of assclown.

  6. William February 18th, 2015 at 1:00 am


  7. Candide Thirtythree February 18th, 2015 at 1:51 am

    I guess we all know who the real assclown is

  8. rg9rts February 18th, 2015 at 2:32 am

    I wonder if the name calling increased circulation at all?

    • allison1050 February 18th, 2015 at 4:23 am


      • rg9rts February 18th, 2015 at 4:33 am

        Our patient is in the tub…still wobbly

        • allison1050 February 18th, 2015 at 1:11 pm

          Oh no!!

  9. allison1050 February 18th, 2015 at 4:08 am

    The disrespect and hatred that these angry whites have shown from the day he won his 1st election as President is unprecedented only because of the color of his skin.

  10. Michael Prilla February 18th, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Act like an assclown get called an assclown!