One of our favorite media personalities scored a major coup. Marc Maron not only got President Barack Obama to stop by his LA garage to be interviewed for Maron’s podcast called “WTF With Marc Maron, ” but Obama also shocked the world by using the “N” word during the interview.
(Listen to it here.)
You know what word we are talking about. So we will not use it here.
While some people think that it is OK to use this word, it really isn’t.
As for Maron, the stand up comic who reinvented himself a few years ago as an on line interviewer has certainly made it to the big leagues now. Its not just getting the President to appear on his show, but from now on everyone will be talking about the time that President Obama used that word on Maron’s show. Right now you cannot turn on the news in America without hearing people talk about it. The talk news shows are filled with guests either applauding or decrying the President for doing so.
In response to recent events and while commenting on racism in general, the President told Maron, “We’re not cured of it, ” he said of racism. “And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say n***** in public. That’s not the measure of whether racism still exists or not.”
Maron explained to Vanity Fair how difficult it was to make the security preparations for a visit by the President of the United States to his home. The comic said, “A few days before the interview, the Secret Service started coming up, looking around the house, seeing what the perimeter was, figuring out how they can secure the house. They set up the isolated phone lines that are necessary for the president to have wherever he is. . . . They had to figure out how to do it in my garage, where [to place] the Secret Service. They had to have an archivist here recording it. They tried to put a sniper on the garage but it was too noisy. So they had to go on my neighbor’s house. They wanted everything out of the garage that was going to be in the path of the president—the boxes of books and piles of stuff that I had in here. They wanted anything that could be dangerous in the garage taken out.”