Washington, Sept. 12 (ANI): The White House has ordered a reporter to remove details of President Barack Obama 'tearing up' in a film from a recent magazine interview.
When Moneyball author Michael Lewis was granted an extensive eight-month look at Obama's time in office, for Vanity Fair magazine, he had to sign up to the White House's restrictive 'quote approval' code that requires all quotes to be signed off by Obama's advisers before being published.
Speculation has arisen as to what movie caused Obama to well up.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the New York Magazine quipped in an online post titled The White House Helped Edit Michael Lewis's Barack Obama Story that for Lewis, "playing ball meant not harping on the president's crying".
"If it were up to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Lewis probably would not have been there at all, but 'Mr. Lewis recalled Mr. Carney saying, his concerns didn't matter because the boss wanted to do the story," the report said.
"Maybe Obama is just a huge Michael Lewis fan and the crying was because of The Blind Side."
The Blind Side was a 2009 American football film, based on a book of the same name by Lewis. (ANI)