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Obama Gets Testy With Jon Karl for Pressing Him on Syria

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<p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; font-family: Georgia, 'Nimbus Roman No9 L', serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">In a break from the usual softballs that Barack Obama receives at news conferences, the President on Friday endured some tough questions, including a testy exchange with ABC's Jon Karl. The White House correspondent pressed Obama on a previous question he dodged: Will the U.S. launch strikes against Syria, regardless of whether Congress approves it?</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; font-family: Georgia, 'Nimbus Roman No9 L', serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Obama derided, "<strong>And you're not getting a direct response. Brianna [Keilar of CNN] asked the question very well. You know?" Karl shot back, "It's a pretty basic question."&nbsp;</strong></p><p>See video cross-posted at <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2013/09/06/john-karl-dares-…;