Audience Cheers and Applauds When Leno Says Obama 'Doesn't Understand Economics'

It appears not everyone in America is as enthralled with Barack Obama's economic policies as his fans in the media.

When NBC Tonight Show host Jay Leno made a joke about the president not understanding economics, the studio audience cheered, applauded, and whistled (video follows with transcript and commentary):

JAY LENO: Hey, over the weekend, President Obama, you know that, President Obama played golf with Tiger Woods. And Tiger said the president was a very good golfer for a guy who only plays five days a week. You know, so, that's pretty good. [Laughter]

Actually, you know what the president's handicap is? Anybody know? Doesn't understand economics. That's the handicap. But other than that, other than that, he's fine. [Cheers, whistles, applause]

It certainly says something when a studio audience in liberal Los Angeles applauds a joke about Obama not understanding economics.

If only the media cared about unemployment, increased poverty and food stamp usage, and rising gas prices.

Unfortunately, the press only worry about such things when a Republican is in office.

With a Democrat in the White House, the media cheer and applaud everything he does regardless of how many people are struggling.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.