White House responds to Wanda Sykes

Did the comedian go to far when she joked about 9/11? Press secretary Robert Gibbs says: Yes.


Salon Staff
May 11, 2009 11:35PM (UTC)

During Monday's press briefing,  Robert Gibbs responded to Wanda Sykes' 9/11 joke at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.  Gibbs was asked what the president thought of the joke and responded, "There are a lot of topics that are better left for serious reflection rather than comedy. I think there's no doubt 9/11 is part of that.”


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