“As Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Mid-Atlantic this morning, and the White House scrambled to get the commander in chief back to Washington, President Obama could be heard on the radio airwaves in battleground Ohio talking about his iPod,” Devin Dwyer and Jake Tapper report for ABC News.
“‘I’ve got a pretty good mix. I’ve got old school. Stevie Wonder and James Brown. I’ve got Rolling Stones. Bob Dylan. And then I’ve got everything from Jay-Z to Eminem to the Fugees to you name it,’ Obama told DJ E.J. Greig of Cincinnati’s 101.1 The Wiz in a pre-taped interview,” Dwyer and Tapper report. “‘There’s probably not a group that you play that I don’t have on my iPod. So I’ve got some jazz, John Coltrane, Miles Davis. Got some Gil Scott Heron on there. You gotta mix it up,’ he said. ‘It just depends on the mood I’m in.'”
Dwyer and Tapper report, “Last month, Obama faced criticism for a pre-taped radio interview with Miami’s “Pimp with the Limp” DJ Laz from 106.7 WRMA-FM that aired on the morning of the 9/11 anniversary (and later, the Benghazi attacks)… The two talked tunes, TV, football and top topics of the 2012 campaign. But Obama did not mention the terror attacks that took place 11 years ago that day because the interview was taped early. Administration officials said they didn’t expect the piece to air on 9/11.”
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