Is This Really an Audio File of Barack Obama Calling Kanye West ‘a Jackass’?


Intel Chris will fully admit that he’s outnumbered in the DI Control Room over whether the voice in this audio file, obtained by TMZ, is actually the president calling Kanye West “a jackass” during an off-the-record conversation with ABC News. It’s not that I don’t think Obama said such a thing, or that I think TMZ is not capable of scoring such a scoop (they definitely are), it’s that this particular recording doesn’t sound like the president. It sounds like a mimic whose voice is modulated higher, the way a comedian would mock Obama’s tone for stylistic effect. I’m probably wrong, but what do you guys think? [TMZ] UPDATE: Yeah, it’s Obama.