January 8th, 2010
03:34 PM ET
8 years ago

Gibbs clears up at least one 'Lost' mystery

Washington (CNN) - White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Friday refrained from giving an exact date of President Obama's State of the Union address, but he did offer solace to thousands of clamoring fans of the hit ABC television show "Lost": The president will not pre-empt the highly-anticipated premiere.

Social media Web sites – especially Twitter – have been buzzing with concern over the possibility that the Commander-in-chief might delay the long-awaited premiere. A Twitter hash tag was created: #NoStateOfTheUnionFeb2.

"I don't foresee a scenario in which millions of people that hope to finally get some conclusion on Lost are pre-empted by the president," Gibbs said Friday. He jokingly added, "You can quote a senior administration official."

"Lost" kicks off its sixth and final season with a three-hour premiere on February 2.

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  1. southerncousin

    I wonder how we spend a year in teleprompters to that loser in the White House can lie to us.

    January 8, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  2. Jane/Seattle

    WOW! I know this world is safe from being found for sure now! "Lost" is one way to avoid facing unpleasant realities. Never watched it myself, but, as a singer, I do enjoy American Idol!

    January 8, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  3. D.

    Celb to celebs courtesy, I guess, why should one celeb perform on top of others' performances....

    January 8, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  4. Obama = WORST president EVER

    Get a real press secretary already.

    January 8, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  5. seebofubar

    What does it matter, no one cares what Obumbles has to say anyway. What ever he says is usually a self serving platitude or a lie. How in the world did we elect such a duffus?

    January 8, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. Right Leaning Independent

    So when is the rerun of "Clueless" starring Obama going to be on?

    January 8, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  7. stevegee

    We don't have to wait for The PropOganda Machine to spread more fibs from Gibbs.

    The State of the Union is high unemployment, obscene deficits, out of control spending, an open invitation for illegal immigrants, unconstitutional healthcare legislation, fiat monetary policy, and lots more liberal socialist "change" to come - all courtesy of Marxists masquerading as Democrats.

    January 8, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  8. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Make me happy and move Jay Leno back to his regular time, I simply love him but don't like the time change.

    January 8, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  9. Jill, California

    Hey Southnercousin, How many lives, how many jobs, and how many millions have we lost because of the previous White House lying to us?

    January 8, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  10. obama the liar

    not only is this creep a clown, he's an IDIOT too.

    January 8, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  11. LacrosseMom(stuck in moderation)

    Another silly story....... but geeez ...... you, GOPers will complain about the silliest things.

    January 8, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  12. MatthewDetroit


    Why not cover the 7 dead CIA members killed.

    Why not talk about how YOUR president has made the country unsafe.

    Why not talk about how the Unions who voted for Barack are going to get screwed in the health care debate along with the rest of us...

    Why not talk about how the economy is in the toilet...unemployment is still at 10%.. and the joker cant fix it....

    Why dont you talk about what a bad president barack obama is....

    January 8, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  13. elcrabo

    southerncousin: What!!!???

    January 8, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  14. Obama=Trickle up poverty

    Gibbs is Obamas puppet and not a very good one at that. Try asking Gibbs again when Obama will be airing the Health care debate on CNN. If he was really as stupid as he pretends to be , he would have been fired by now.........Oh wait, maybe not, Napolitano still has her job!

    January 8, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  15. jeff jackson, alabama

    Why would the president even consider
    pre-empting a premiere about a new T.V.
    series about a group of democrats???
    Get it ???........L....O....S....T ???

    January 8, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  16. charlie in Maine

    Not intrfering with Lost is a good idea. Announcing it – not so much. Odd to see people saying that Obama is the "Worst President" He doesn't qualify as the best yet just one year into his first term but comapred to Bush he is excellent and saying otherwise just shows your ignorance.

    January 8, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  17. Nimises

    So, a gesture of nicety from the president is somehow political with the right-wingers?!? You guys have overdosed on FOX. Seek rehab. There's nothing this president could do to satisfy you guys. What is wrong with being American? Any good one would support their ELECTED leaders.

    January 8, 2010 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  18. Wade

    Really? This is news?

    January 8, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  19. Cynthia

    southerncousin your comments are always very negative. what is it you do? sit at home in your stinky sweat pants and socks drink you milwaukee best beer and criticize the President? Everytime I look at these blogs your hateful stupid comments are out here, most of the time words are mispelled or words are missings. How can you call President Obama a loser, hell you seem to be the biggest loser out there moron.

    January 8, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  20. all the news that's fit to omit

    Let's see Gibby, you "clear that up" but when someone RIGHTFULLY questions your "leader" on why he lied about C-SPAN 8 times during the campaign, your a good little boy and don't answer, lie or "next question, NEVER ask the good wizard a tough question about his lying".

    What a disgraceful administration and the biggest fraud of a "president – no cap deserved" EVER.

    Bush was bad, YEP, but this coward is worse.

    We need to get better candidates.

    January 8, 2010 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  21. jenn, philadelphia

    And what was his answer to the question about President Obama's broken promises for televised debate on the health care bill? Oh right, he won't answer that one. In fact he gets pretty annoyed at any reporter who dares to ask it. I guess the White House will have a whole new set of reporters it's at war with.

    January 8, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  22. Bugl3t

    Well, that's a relief! Maybe we'll find out that all the money ripped off by Wall Street, Big Insurance and all the other corporate thieves is hidden somewhere on that island...

    January 8, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  23. Bugl3t

    I truly wish that the IP address of every post were publicly displayed. I'd bet that half of these rants are from the same person.

    Ya think?

    January 8, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  24. Bob from Pittsburgh

    The news today..!!!

    War in Afghanistan.. Many soldiers and civilians hurt

    War in Irak.. Many soldiers and civilians hurt

    Unemployment hits 50%

    The Country is bankrupt.

    Medicine is been socialized, many poor kids will survive.

    Wall street is down, Down to nothing..

    The polar cups are melting..
    The president will talk at the same time as the ABC show “”lost””

    Oh nooooooo…!!!


    I won’t be able to see ABC television show "Lost":

    I am so unlucky…!!!!!

    January 8, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  25. obama the liar

    JENN-it was funny watching him squirm and stutter about 'bamas lies on televising healthcare on C-SPAN....sounded like obama without that teleprompter.

    January 8, 2010 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
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