The author of a Minnesota newspaper slideshow that called President Obama an “assclown” for using a selfie stick apologized Monday.
Sports producer Kevin Cusick used a photo of Obama using a selfie stick from last week’s BuzzFeed video in a slide show countdown of the newsmakers of the day on the St. Paul Pioneer Press’s Web site. The photo description called selfies, “A fool-proof way to make yourself look like a self-absorbed assclown” before being edited to read “self-absorbed celebrity,” according to Minneapolis-St. Paul Fox affiliate KMSP. Also included in the slideshow was a photo of Brian Williams (“Wait till you get a load of his ‘Pope Blessed Me’ fable”), Kim Kardashian (a “tramp mom”), and Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D), who announced his resignation last week.
“After further review, it’s a poor choice of word,” Cusick said in an e-mail to KMSP. “I must have been in an especially foul mood last night. I’ve toned it down a bit.”