Skip to comments.News access issues concern those covering Obama (Obama assualts a reporter)
Posted on 01/23/2009 9:38:40 AM PST by Evil Slayer
NEW YORK (AP) - News organizations that cover the White House sparred with the Obama administration on Thursday over access issues for photographers and rules for briefings.
Representatives from Obama's press office held a conference call with photo editors, who are concerned that the administration prefers distributing photos taken by a White House photographer in cases where photojournalists have been permitted access in the past. It was unclear whether the two sides had reached any accommodation.
The Associated Press, Reuters and Agence France-Presse refused to distribute photos taken by the White House of the new president on his first day in the Oval Office because of the dispute. Still photographers were also not given access to Obama's do-over oath of office administered Wednesday night by Chief Justice John Roberts and an economics meeting on Thursday.
Television network bureau chiefs also protested the exclusion of video cameras from the second oath of office.
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...LOL and you know that reporter voted for Obama.
The press wants to sleep with the guy.
Obama has a record of not releasing info & keeping his past a mystery so why in the world would the media have their noses out of joint now that he's Prez & doesn't want to be forthcoming? /S
In his delusion, he thinks he has been healed from AIDS.
Is this encounter on video?
I think they made the mistake of assuming the White House would be as accommodating of them as the campaign had been. They are in for a rude awakening. Obama has a demonstrated record of keeping info about him from the public. It never dawned on them he would carry that into his presidency!
Yes. Go to post 7.
He wants to continue having those spacey "staring off" leadership portraits, none of the monkey-faced or scowling Bush photos we had to endure from the Presstitutes for the past 8 years.
This is about control of his marketing image and is positively UnAmerican. Then again, I expected nothing less from a spoiled brat who brags about not growing up here and wants to take this nation down several pegs on the world stage.
"I am very proud of him today. He got a fist bump from me.""
Just keepin' it real, Yo!
He’s a spoiled brat and had an encounter with antiabortion protesters yesterday. He is unaccustomed to challenges to his policies or marketing image.
He’s no Carter 2. He’s an American Mugabi.
They all want the access and exclusive connection to the new god.
They'll have to settle for Caroline Kennedy instead.
O"Reilly Reporting that Caroline Kennedy having affair with NY Times publisher (Fox News O'Reilly 01/22/2009 via O'Reilly factor)
I don’t quite think he is losing it, but I do find it hilarious that “Mr. Transparency” is not interested in being questioned.
That was evident in the way that Joe the Plumber was destroyed for daring to question “The One”.
Bush was so much more tolerant of free speech than anyone.
If Bush were as bad as Olbermann and Mahr said he was, they both would have been eliminated via uranium poisoning.
Yet they were free to rip Bush in a way that no other president has been ripped.
Would not the media have a field day denouncing W with "How dare he talk to the press this way?!" even during their "honeymoon" (which we all new never existed)? But now, the talking heads will just blame the reporter with the how-dare-he? stuff!
BTW, I see the FOX website is reporting this, but I can’t seem to find it on CNN’s site. Imagine that, huh?
The guy should have brushed his shoulder off after Barky let go.