Quote of the Week:

Obama and President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam button their jackets after a Oval Office meeting Thursday. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

As the U.S. and Vietnamese media were leaving the Oval Office on Thursday after a brief photo op, one of the television cameras still rolling caught President Obama quipping to Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang about the slow pace of the media pool in exiting the room: “Reporters are the same everywhere.”

Of course, that’s arguably an accurate observation. But probably not something you want to tell the head of a government that the Committee to Protect Journalists says is engaged in “a campaign of harassment and intimidation that has specifically targeted the country’s few independent online journalists and bloggers.”