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Obama Skipping Over Press Corps? (MSM grumbles about lack of WH news conferences)
TV Newser ^ | Jan. 8, 2010 | Kevin Allocca

Posted on 02/08/2010 10:07:17 AM PST by Beaten Valve

WaPo's Howie Kurtz writes about increasing grumblings from the White House press corps over the lack of presidential news conferences in recent months:

"It's a source of great frustration here," says Chip Reid, CBS's White House correspondent. "It's important for us to hold the president's feet to the fire." NBC White House reporter Chuck Todd calls the situation a "shame," saying the administration is trying to control the message rather than allowing Obama to be seen "unscripted."

While the White House argues that there has been no shortage of appearances by the president on television and in print, some White House correspondents argue that they haven't had the opportunity to ask the president specific questions about a wide-range of topics.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010; bho44; bhofascism; bhopress; cbs; democrats; fourth100days; hopeychangey; liberalmedia; msm; nbc; newsmedia; obama; obamedia; presscorpse; snub; transparency
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Doesn't the state run media understand rule #1?

"Thouh shalt not complain about Obama"

1 posted on 02/08/2010 10:07:17 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: Beaten Valve

It’s ‘Press Corpse’!


2 posted on 02/08/2010 10:09:40 AM PST by real saxophonist (The fact that you play tuba doesn't make you any less lethal. -USMC bandsman in Iraq)
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To: Beaten Valve

>>”It’s important for us to hold the president’s feet to the fire.”

BS. It’s your job to lick his feet.


3 posted on 02/08/2010 10:10:52 AM PST by max americana
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To: Beaten Valve
"says Chip Reid, CBS's White House correspondent. "It's important for us to hold the president's feet to the fire."

I am laughing my f'n tail off at that!!!!

A CBS guy said that? Seriuosly???

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

4 posted on 02/08/2010 10:11:02 AM PST by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: Beaten Valve
"It's a source of great frustration here," says Chip Reid, CBS's White House correspondent. "It's important for us to hold the president's feet to the fire."

NBC White House reporter Chuck Todd calls the situation a "shame," saying the administration is trying to control the message rather than allowing Obama to be seen "unscripted."

Hold his feet to the fire...that is laugh out loud funny!

5 posted on 02/08/2010 10:11:04 AM PST by txlurker
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To: real saxophonist

Press Corpse.

Beat me to it.

Great minds think alike.

And perhaps it’s an omen to use the two words together?


6 posted on 02/08/2010 10:11:26 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (The left have become lawless. Every strangling edict they issue carries an exemption for themselves.)
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To: Beaten Valve
" "It's important for us to hold the president's feet to the fire." "

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Is he serious, they really think....HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ...waitaminnit waitaminnit waitaminnit

.ok wait.. They really said tha HA HA HA HA HA HA H AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ha HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ha ha ha

I can't help it ......HA HA HA HA ... Ok I'll come back later..

7 posted on 02/08/2010 10:11:37 AM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: Beaten Valve

BWAAAAAAA....”It’s important for us to hold the President’s feet to the fire” - who is he kidding....they’ve never, nor will they ever, hold the buffoon’s feet to any fire - massage them maybe, but never put any heat on him!


8 posted on 02/08/2010 10:12:08 AM PST by BamaDi (I'm praying for a bloodbath in '10)
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To: Beaten Valve
Chip Reid, CBS's White House correspondent. "It's important for us to hold the president's feet to the fire."

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahahahaha! ! ! ! ! ! !

Chip, the only thing you know how to do with the president's feet is to kiss them.
You couldn't find "the fire" with both hands and a set of infared goggles.

9 posted on 02/08/2010 10:12:26 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: txlurker

Buyer’s remorse, ROTFLMAO!


10 posted on 02/08/2010 10:12:49 AM PST by greyfoxx39 ("The Economy Is So Bad, Even 'Rosy Scenario' Lost Her Job"-Jim Geraghty)
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To: Beaten Valve

“It’s important for us to hold the president’s feet to the fire.”

It’s only taken SEVEN MONTHS for the media to start whining about Obama’s lack of PC’s, while under Bush, they threw public tantrum’s in they didn’t get one a week.


11 posted on 02/08/2010 10:13:18 AM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: Beaten Valve

He’s too busy doing TV spots! “Look at ME...look at ME!!!!!”


12 posted on 02/08/2010 10:13:25 AM PST by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: Beaten Valve

Why do they need the president in the room? Just read his answers off the teleprompter like he does.


13 posted on 02/08/2010 10:14:02 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: Beaten Valve

Recent months? Obama has not held a formal WH press conference since July 22, 2009.


14 posted on 02/08/2010 10:14:30 AM PST by kabar
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To: Beaten Valve
HA ha
15 posted on 02/08/2010 10:16:41 AM PST by timestax (CNNLIES..BIG TIME)
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To: Beaten Valve

Maybe he should try hand notes ;-) You betcha!


16 posted on 02/08/2010 10:17:02 AM PST by Lilpug15 (The Forgotten Man: He works, he votes and he generally prays - but He Always Pays": Sumner)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

LOL!


17 posted on 02/08/2010 10:17:50 AM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Beaten Valve
Obama gives an average of one interview every 2 days. If the press wants him to answer "tough" questions, why don't they ask them there? If they want to "hold his feet to the fire", why don't they do it when he's yammering on just before the Super Bowl?

Saying Obama doesn't avail himself to the press enough is like saying that he hasn't given enough speeches to get his message out.
18 posted on 02/08/2010 10:18:37 AM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: Beaten Valve

Press corps or press corpse? The difference between the two shrinks every day.

It’s worse than that; it’s dead, Jim.


19 posted on 02/08/2010 10:19:24 AM PST by wizard1961 (Teaper)
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To: Beaten Valve
It would be ironic if the president who seemed to win over the media while running for office were to wind up stiff-arming those who cover him most closely.

He throws all his ass kissers under the bus eventually. Too bad during their love affair the press turned a blind eye.

But it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people.

20 posted on 02/08/2010 10:19:27 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Zero is in the Oval Office licking his wounds now.. he is not going to let himself get caught being asked hard questions (or even soft ones from the lamestream guys) that might further damage his already bruised ego.

The Narcissist in Chief will now be in “lash out” mode blaming all his problems on everyone else.


21 posted on 02/08/2010 10:22:13 AM PST by flash2368
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To: Beaten Valve

Just consider this a jealous girlfriend complaining about how much time she gets with her boyfriend.


22 posted on 02/08/2010 10:22:28 AM PST by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority
He doesn't want to have to look at this:
23 posted on 02/08/2010 10:23:42 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Beaten Valve

What? He’s on TV all the time...


24 posted on 02/08/2010 10:24:32 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Beaten Valve
"It's important for us to hold the president's feet to the fire."

I started laughing...but ended up just spitting on my chin.

25 posted on 02/08/2010 10:24:34 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo
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To: Beaten Valve

CBS’s White House correspondent. “It’s important for us to hold the president’s feet to the fire.”

You have to be kidding me right? CBS asking a hard question of Black Jesus.


26 posted on 02/08/2010 10:26:02 AM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: Beaten Valve

Why didn’t the news media complain when the TV crews were locked out of 0bama’s healthcare negotiations??


27 posted on 02/08/2010 10:26:57 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Beaten Valve
Okay I tried to photoshop CBS licking Obama's feet but it was crappy. Maybe I was laughing too hard at the irony. Anyway, maybe someone can photoshop this pic or just imagine Putin is the press "corpse" and Ahmadninnerjacket is our great commander in tele-prompter.


28 posted on 02/08/2010 10:27:03 AM PST by Karliner ("Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."DDE)
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To: left that other site

Now that’s what I call a press corpse


29 posted on 02/08/2010 10:27:40 AM PST by RckyRaCoCo
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To: Beaten Valve
Why are they upset?

They did what they were supposed to do. They got the Obamination elected.

Now that that task has been completed the Obamination has no use for them.

Get used to it pressholes. It's not going to get any easier for you now.

Oh, and don't even TRY to write hit pieces about Obamination. You will pay heavily for that if you do.

30 posted on 02/08/2010 10:28:30 AM PST by bayliving (1 if by land, 2 if by sea and 3 if by our own government.)
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To: Beaten Valve

They have been doing this since last summer and if Bush had done this all hell would be breaking loose every day.


31 posted on 02/08/2010 10:29:25 AM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: Beaten Valve
"It's important for us to hold the president's feet to the fire."

And by "us" he means Jake Tapper and nobody else.

32 posted on 02/08/2010 10:31:48 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: Beaten Valve

The MSM is forgetting who their master is-they serve at his pleasure, not the other way around.


33 posted on 02/08/2010 10:33:07 AM PST by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Beaten Valve

Geez, it’s only 1:32 PM and this is destined to be the funniest post of the day!


34 posted on 02/08/2010 10:33:15 AM PST by gigster
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To: Beaten Valve
He's missing the obvious. MSM LOVES him. We don't.

He may think he's going over their heads and directly to the American people; but, what he's really doing is alienating more and more people every time he opens his mouth.

My TV immediately goes off the minute he appears.

35 posted on 02/08/2010 10:33:21 AM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: real saxophonist

Press Corpse — beat me. I opened this up just to say that.


36 posted on 02/08/2010 10:33:23 AM PST by Bhoy
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To: Beaten Valve

There is no “Unscriped Obama’, because it is UMMMs and Uhhhs and drivel. Without the Prompter he can not speak. He doesn’t have the brain to know the message without being spoon fed the ideas. He has nothing without Rahm and the hand up the back of his empty suit.


37 posted on 02/08/2010 10:34:57 AM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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He's missing the obvious. MSM LOVES him

He's like the boyfriend that keeps his girl at arms length...she loves him & he knows it, so he can treat her like a nonperson. MSM keeps giving him great press even though he won't give them the time of day - he doesn't have too.

38 posted on 02/08/2010 10:36:00 AM PST by zlala
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To: Beaten Valve

Can these journalists even see his feet from where they’ve been positioned?


39 posted on 02/08/2010 10:36:55 AM PST by Diplomat
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
...says Chip Reid, CBS's White House correspondent. "It's important for us to hold the president's feet to the fire." NBC White House reporter Chuck Todd calls the situation a "shame," saying the administration is trying to control the message rather than allowing Obama to be seen "unscripted."
Yeah right. Even if I believed that, couldn't the partisan media shills have infiltrated that sixth grade classroom? CBS could have sent perky Katie Couric -- she's got the personality and mental level of a sixth grader (well, a kinda limited sixth grader)... Thanks Beaten Valve.
40 posted on 02/08/2010 10:38:17 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: Beaten Valve

Skipping over Press what?


41 posted on 02/08/2010 10:39:37 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Beaten Valve
Listen to an interview of a White House press correspondent on that very thing... here...

February 6, 2010 - Hour 1
White House correspondent Bill Koenig gives another update from Washington, reviews Obama's first year in office, talks about both dramatic domestic and international issues, the predicted terror strike by summer, and reminds listeners that the Bible is playing out as scripted. Koenig always presents the very latest news with an insider's touch. We recommend his weekly e-newsletter, Koenig's Eye-View from the White House.
www.watch.org

42 posted on 02/08/2010 10:46:33 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

OMG! You are FUNNY! What a perfect response to my post! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha


43 posted on 02/08/2010 10:49:14 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: Beaten Valve
the administration is trying to control the message rather than allowing Obama to be seen "unscripted."

Strict survivalist move by the Obama admin. Every time they allow him to be "unscripted" his true leftist idealogism shows. If they let the message go out unscripted all the time, Obama will be impeached within a year after the 2010 elections. They have to try and manage the message to survive.

44 posted on 02/08/2010 10:51:02 AM PST by Personal Responsibility ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" - Orwell)
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To: Beaten Valve

What?!

Are you kidding me? This B grade actor is on TV everyday for the last year and sometimes twice.


45 posted on 02/08/2010 10:51:27 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: bayliving

“Pressholes”

LMFAO!!


46 posted on 02/08/2010 10:51:33 AM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: HighlyOpinionated

I think guy is dead weight and they aren’t going carry him anymore.

Popcorn!


47 posted on 02/08/2010 10:52:25 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Maybe he’s pressed for time?


48 posted on 02/08/2010 10:54:11 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Press Corpse = Dead Silence


49 posted on 02/08/2010 10:54:43 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Star Traveler

As it is written.....

LOL


50 posted on 02/08/2010 10:55:31 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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