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Why President Obama keeps the press away
The Telegraph ^ | February 18th, 2013 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 02/18/2013 6:06:16 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota

Barack Obama has kept the press well away this President’s Day (Washington's Birthday) weekend (hat tip: Drudge Report) as he golfs with Tiger Woods in Florida. As Politico’s Dylan Byers writes:

Ed Henry, the Fox News correspondent and president of the White House Correspondents Association, released a statement Sunday evening in which he said the press corps had been given no access to the president, who was joined on his outing by star golfer Tiger Woods, and that the WHCA would fight for greater transparency in the days ahead.

"Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend," Henry said in a statement, relayed in a White House pool report. "There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency."

More details on the president’s golfing getaway at a highly exclusive club are provided by the Associated Press, which reported earlier:

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: barryshomoweekend; despotism; reggielove
Self-governance is only possible for a people with great moral fibre.

When we were Christians; we were independent, honest, hardworking and dedicated to family. We would not tolerate a pathetic excuse for manhood such as Obama. The liberty which welled up in our hearts as we drrew closer to Christ rendered us incapable of selling our birthright for a bowl of porridge.

The new secular Americans are slaves already, in their hearts. As they are given over to the hollow values of this world: lie, cheat, steal to win; claim credit for what you did not do, shift blame for what you did; 'work' the system; take what the other guy earned. So their lack of character makes them willing dupes for a duplicitous demagogue such as Obama.

God save us.

1 posted on 02/18/2013 6:06:20 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I guess when the Nation is Hurting and the President is asking for sacrifice, the photo-op of vacationing in Florida doesn’t present the image he wants. How about some pics of his wife vacationing in Aspen?


2 posted on 02/18/2013 6:10:47 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I think Tiger’s just embarassed to be seen with him.


3 posted on 02/18/2013 6:12:47 AM PST by jstaff
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To: LucianOfSamasota
"There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency."

Such BS. The press has no interest in hard questions. They will not probe Obama, they will not try to peek behind the scenes. They do not question motivations.

They just want their photo ops so that they can put their god on the cover of a magazine. And he won't even give them that.

4 posted on 02/18/2013 6:13:07 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Should not be hard to get a picture of her coming down the slopes....black avalanches are rare.


5 posted on 02/18/2013 6:14:56 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

Plus, without a teleprompter at hand and the potential for questions not on the script it is not something Our Phaeroh wishes to do.


6 posted on 02/18/2013 6:16:55 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I have a hard time feeling sorry for Ed Henry.

He’s a journolistic hack.


7 posted on 02/18/2013 6:19:27 AM PST by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: jstaff

I say let him play as much golf as he wants to. Anything to keep more destruction at bay when he’s at work trying to destroy hope and bring about more change when hes at the WH.


8 posted on 02/18/2013 6:22:36 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Mouton
black avalanches are rare.

Nope, you can buy one anytime


9 posted on 02/18/2013 6:23:22 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: jstaff

I say let him play as much golf as he wants to. Anything to keep more destruction at bay while trying to destroy hope and bring about more change when hes at the WH.


10 posted on 02/18/2013 6:23:28 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Mouton

You made me spit coffee on my keyboard.....Now that there is funny, I don’t care who you are.


11 posted on 02/18/2013 6:24:32 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: jstaff

Tiger was very frank early on about not being designated as black....because he has so many strains. I’m sure Tiger’s not pleased.


12 posted on 02/18/2013 6:28:24 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I could understand a sane person wishing for just a few hours of privacy to enjoy a golf game. But that is not the case here. This is the sneakiest sociopath to ever set foot in our White House. Not to mention one that aligns more with our enemies rather than our citizens. This is a man who operates in the dark and through extortion the Chicago way.

My first question would be...who’s he wanting to have a face to face with that he doesn’t want on the White House visitor records or the press corps to see? I don’t even understand the press corps whining. If they saw something shady going on, they wouldn’t report it. And we’ve certainly seen enough golfing/vacation pictures already.


13 posted on 02/18/2013 6:32:39 AM PST by Ms. Blunt
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To: LucianOfSamasota

What good is ACCESS when a free press refuses to hold him accountable for his actions?


14 posted on 02/18/2013 6:34:31 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Very well put. And very true.


15 posted on 02/18/2013 6:42:03 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

is she in Aspen?


16 posted on 02/18/2013 6:50:36 AM PST by a real Sheila (R.I.P AMERICA 1776 - 2012)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

AMEN


17 posted on 02/18/2013 6:51:09 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Barack Obama has kept the press well away

Bathhouse Barry wants some "ME" time with one of his boyfriends. Say, has anyone seen Chrissy Matthews?

18 posted on 02/18/2013 6:53:23 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Does anyone know the whereabouts of Kerry Washing­ton???


19 posted on 02/18/2013 6:53:23 AM PST by varon (USA Nationalist)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

AS Rush has been pounding on lately: Zero never puts his name or signature on anything, so he keeps the press away so they don’t corner him on anything by asking him questions.


20 posted on 02/18/2013 6:55:13 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

This should give the press more time to write about the cover up of Benghazi.


21 posted on 02/18/2013 7:07:43 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: HangnJudge

Or you could drive an Elizebeth Warren white Cherokee.


22 posted on 02/18/2013 7:18:43 AM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

‘Zactly. BO playing hide-the-salami at the 19th Hole. Fly to Chicago, pick up one or more fellow faggots, and then off to Florida for fun and fellatio. Barf.


23 posted on 02/18/2013 7:25:11 AM PST by twister881
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