In MTV interview, president talks global warming, Facebook, his iPod playlist


Appearing for a live, sit-down interview this afternoon with MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway, President Obama answered questions submitted via Facebook and live through a video feed with students at Georgetown University.

Interviews president, wears a hat. twitter.com/BuzzFeedAndrew…

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) October 26, 2012

Obama: “I like to think of myself as a man”

— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 26, 2012

We’d like to think that too. Is appearing on MTV the way to do it?

After q’s for POTUS on jobs+education, Sway asks if POTUS more worried about Malia getting drivers license/going on a date/going on facebook

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 26, 2012

what does Obama worry about most — Malia driving, dating or on Facebook? Obama says facebook

— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 26, 2012

Obama: I haven’t had time to update my iPod. Sway: “I’ll hook you up.”

— Naureen Khan (@naureenindc) October 26, 2012

Obama remembers listening to Bob Marley in college. Though “not necessarily agreeing with the philosophy.” OK…

— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) October 26, 2012

Obama loves hip hop. OMG. Can you believe it? As a young person I feel that he gets me.

— Eli Lake (@EliLake) October 26, 2012

In response to an MTV question, Pres Obama said he’d like to see more explicit discussion of the issues in contemporary music.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 26, 2012

We’re sure Katy Perry will be getting right on that request as part of the re-election effort.

Pres Obama noted that a lot of the music of the 70s reflected a sense of engagement about the Vietnam war and civil rights.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 26, 2012

“You can set the world on fire in a positive way,” said the president about messages on the Internet and music.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 26, 2012

Asked about his daughters lives if he’s re-elected, Pres Obama says he’s more concerned about Facebook than about their going on dates.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 26, 2012

For security and privacy reasons, Pres Obama says his daughters are not on Facebook.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 26, 2012

MTV’s viewers might not know what a broken record sounds like, but it goes something like this:

Obama just said again on MTV that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms.

— Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) October 26, 2012

3rd time in past 2 weeks he has lied on national TV about this. MT @buzzfeedandrew: Obama on MTV: Planned Parenthood provides mammograms.

— AG (@AG_Conservative) October 26, 2012

Pres Obama says US “not moving as fast as we need to” on global warming. Says young people including MTV viewers will have to deal with it.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 26, 2012

All I can think of watching this MTV interview of POTUS is that it’s very obvious it’s been awhile since he was between 18 and 29 years old.

— Brianna Keilar (@brikeilarcnn) October 26, 2012

MTV notes that it has extended a similar offer to Mitt Romney, who has not committed to an appearance.

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