Oh, oops, wrong video, sorry. Here is the video the Daily Beast was referring to:
David Shuster remarked: "John, I know that the President is credited with being sometimes awfully lucky, rainbows appear sometimes when he speaks, but I understand there was an instance today where he killed a fly out of mid-air during your interview." Harwood began to tell the tale: "Well, David, this reminded me of that moment during the campaign when he took a three-point shot at a military base and it swished."Here is just a snippit of the coverage this received from around the globe:
"He had this fly that was persistently buzzing around him during the interview...he swatted his hand and he said ‘I got the sucker’...it was a, you know, Dirty Harry ‘make my day’ moment."
After detailing the President’s courage in battling the insect, Harwood also noted Obama’s cleanliness: "...and at the end of the interview, David, he picked up a napkin off the table and said ‘I clean up after myself’ and he picked up the fly off the carpet." In awe, Shuster observed: "Amazing...An amazing interview...it never fails, great weather, rainbows, incredible speeches, and three-point basket. A fly and he nails it. Unbelievable, unbelievable."
Ireland Online: Obama kills fly during TV interviewThe Sir Mix a Lot story didn't get this much attention....
President Barack Obama, annoyed by a fly during a television interview at the White House, took matters into his own hands by killing it.
Guardian.co.uk: Obama's White House is a no-fly zone
The US president has once again demonstrated his unflappable cool – this time by gracefully swatting a pesky Musca domestica
Al Bawaba: Obama fly: “I got the sucker.”
An invading fly that assaulted US President Barak Obama during a White House interview yesterday with CNBC’s John Harwood met its end as Obama proved his hand eye coordination to the world.
Italy Global Nation: Guerra tra Obama e la mosca durante l'intervista, il presidente la uccide con un colpo da 'ninja'
Su internet lo chiamano già il 'presidente ninja'. Stiamo parlando di Barack Obama, che durante un'intervista alla tv Cnbc ha ucciso con un colpo secco una mosca che lo infastidiva.
Corriere della Serra: Obama e la mosca, intervista-show
Il presidente ha ucciso l'insetto molesto con un colpo secco a mano aperta. Ai cameraman: «Volete filmarla?»
Le Point: Obama prend la mouche
Mais quelle mouche a donc piqué Barack Obama ? Au beau milieu d'une interview diffusée mardi sur la chaîne d'information financière CNBC, le président américain a livré un surprenant combat avec... une mouche.
Rubriken Stern: Barack Obamas Fliegen-Attacke
Während eines Inrerviews mit dem US-Sender CNBC im Weißen Haus wollte eine neugierig aufsässige Fliege nicht von dem amerikanischen Präsidenten Barack Obama lassen.
Now, I'll grant you, he "nailed it". He did kill the fly. But, Mr. Miyagi like precision or reflexes of a highly trained Ninja? For killing a fly? (The comparison should have been to the Karate Kid, not Mr. Miyagi...Danny's the one who caught the fly in the chopsticks.)
How about the precision of a one year old?
Or perhaps a hairless cat?