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Press airs grievances to Gibbs [rarely have I sensed such a level of anger......]
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Posted on 04/17/2010 11:45:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Press airs grievances to Gibbs By: Mike Allen April 17, 2010 12:06 PM EDT

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs met with a delegation from the White House press corps for 75 minutes on Thursday in an effort to improve frayed relations between the two sides.

Ed Chen, a White House correspondent for Bloomberg News who is president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, said he asked for the meeting “to clear the air because in my 10-plus years at the White House, rarely have I sensed such a level of anger, which is wide and deep, among members over White House practices and attitude toward the press.”

Chen said he feels “very good about the collegial give and take.”

“We had a very good exchange with Robert,” Chen said. “He stayed overtime, and thus was late for his next meeting.”

Gibbs said the meeting in his West Wing office was “comprehensive and productive.”

“I started by thanking the WHCA on behalf of the president and first lady for protecting the privacy of the Obama children,” Gibbs said. “We discussed and made progress n a number of issues important to both.”

Chen recalled that the two sides agreed on “no immediate global solutions,” but said he came away expecting an “improvement in press access.”

Among the issues discussed:

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1 posted on 04/17/2010 11:45:15 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

One person in the press said “your mouth is too small and it bugs me.”


2 posted on 04/17/2010 11:47:25 AM PDT by Selmore (Except for ending Slavery, Facism, Communism, and Nazism, War never has accomplished anything)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey toadies! How’s that “transparency” thing workin’ for ya?


3 posted on 04/17/2010 11:47:38 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Their anger could be a catalyst for terrorist activity. I hope White House security subjects them to a heightened degree of scrutiny.


4 posted on 04/17/2010 11:51:30 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I started by thanking the WHCA on behalf of the president and first lady for protecting the privacy of the Obama children,” Gibbs said..”

Especially since the Sarah’s removal from political office put the Palin children farther from reach and left the media scrambling for “human interest” stories


5 posted on 04/17/2010 11:52:14 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Hey toadies! How’s that “transparency” thing workin’ for ya?

Exactly . They forgot that being punks for Obambi , means ... they are punks .

6 posted on 04/17/2010 11:52:57 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Sub-Driver
rarely have I sensed such a level of anger, which is wide and deep, among members over White House practices and attitude toward the press.”

And in 2012, every one of these loathsome Leftists will vote for Obama again.

7 posted on 04/17/2010 11:53:11 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Sub-Driver

You were the main element that put this ugly regime in power and has relentlessly promoted and protected it, media.
Ram it.


8 posted on 04/17/2010 11:53:47 AM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I call BS on the Politico. The most transparent administration in history wouldn’t need such a meeting. Therefore this report is false.


9 posted on 04/17/2010 11:54:40 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Sub-Driver

“in my 10-plus years at the White House, rarely have I sensed such a level of anger”

The press should all add a picture of GWB with “Miss me yet?” to their WH press badges. Given the level of hostility exhibited by the press towards GWB, the current level of anger is noteworthy.


10 posted on 04/17/2010 11:55:01 AM PDT by DrC
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To: Sub-Driver

This sounds like the press is filling the role of stray dogs begging for a few crumbs from their Master’s table. They were “promised” some new crumbs - O Boy!


11 posted on 04/17/2010 11:56:08 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Sub-Driver

The press coprse seems inadequately represented by people of color; I’m thinking that they are just a bunch of racists.


12 posted on 04/17/2010 11:57:00 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("Live Free or Fight!!")
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To: Sub-Driver

Bush’s fault.


13 posted on 04/17/2010 11:57:49 AM PDT by rae4palin (RESIST--REPEAL--IMPEACH)
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To: DrC

Karma, sweet,karma


14 posted on 04/17/2010 11:57:49 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: Sub-Driver
. . .in my 10-plus years at the White House, rarely have I sensed such a level of anger, which is wide and deep, among members over White House practices and attitude toward the press.”

Wow; the Media having a 'tea Party!

(You might think that this media could understand better, the feelings of the 'rest of the citizenry' who are smacked in the head; daily, with Obama arrogance and smugness; and worse, sick 'will to power'.

Maybe this might bring it home, But I doubt it. . .)

15 posted on 04/17/2010 11:58:20 AM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow the 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“...after all we’ve done for you.”


16 posted on 04/17/2010 11:59:39 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Nevadan
Your post was sooooo good, I HAD to re-post it!!!...

"This sounds like the press is filling the role of stray dogs begging for a few crumbs from their Master’s table."

17 posted on 04/17/2010 11:59:42 AM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: Steely Tom

“Their anger could be a catalyst for terrorist activity. I hope White House security subjects them to a heightened degree of scrutiny.”

To paraphrase Obama, it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to pens or journalism or antipathy to people who aren’t like them. LOL.


18 posted on 04/17/2010 12:03:50 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: NordP

When is Chen etal going to realize this was a head fake?


19 posted on 04/17/2010 12:04:36 PM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: cricket

“Wow; the Media having a ‘tea Party!”

GREAT line!!!!


20 posted on 04/17/2010 12:04:51 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: NordP
And writing of dogs...where is Bo? Has the chief narcissist humbled himself enough yet to bend down and love up his puppy? Does he play with him out side? Is he afraid he might get his hands all 'icky' if he touches Bo (ewwww...I can see barry being very girlish around Bo)?

WHERE IS THE WHITE HOUSE DOG AND THE CHUBBY LITTLE GIRLS WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO LOVE HIM? (And had michelle the arm forced her children to get skinny yet?)

21 posted on 04/17/2010 12:05:30 PM PDT by Republic (Stop the horrific liberals from spending ONE MORE DIME before they destroy our nation.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I started by thanking the WHCA on behalf of the president and first lady for protecting the privacy of the Obama children,” Gibbs said.”

And Sarah Palin’s children, Mr. Gibbs? What about them?


22 posted on 04/17/2010 12:06:39 PM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Rur roh. If BHO loses control over the media, they could start leaking actual facts all over the place.


23 posted on 04/17/2010 12:07:33 PM PDT by jazminerose
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To: Republic

“CHUBBY LITTLE GIRLS” with RUSSIAN NAMES!! Imagine That!
Surprize! Surprize! Surprize!


24 posted on 04/17/2010 12:09:33 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

NOT discussed??? NO PRESS CONFERENCES SINCE JULY !!!???? Wasn’t his last the one where he stepped in it over Gates and the Cambridge police? Is he like the stupid child that the teacher knows won’t be able to answer the questions, so don’t bother to ask him?


25 posted on 04/17/2010 12:15:09 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: pabianice

They are not mad at what odumbo does but that they are not given more time with this buffoon


26 posted on 04/17/2010 12:15:14 PM PDT by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: Sub-Driver

The soccer game that never was brought this on, per the story-

The immediately precipitating event for the meeting was an April 10 incident in which President Barack Obama left the White House complex to attend one of daughter’s soccer games at 9:20 a.m., without being accompanied by the usual traveling press pool, which had been told to show up by 11:30 a.m. About fifteen minutes after his departure, press officials scrambled to assemble a partial pool that departed at 9:43 a.m. But the pool did not catch up, and the president got back to the White House 10 minutes before the reporters.


27 posted on 04/17/2010 12:16:15 PM PDT by John W
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To: Sub-Driver

“We figured by carrying the Democrats’ water all these years, we’d be part of the ruling elite when you take over. We’re a little worried now that we’ll actually be cast into the gulags with the rest of the plebes.”


28 posted on 04/17/2010 12:17:58 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Nevadan
Oh yes, the 'what about me' MSM; angry at the 'all about me' Prez.

Bound to be 'hurt' feelings/sigh/. . .

29 posted on 04/17/2010 12:19:05 PM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow the 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: Nevadan
This sounds like the press is filling the role of stray dogs begging for a few crumbs from their Master’s table. They were “promised” some new crumbs - O Boy!

That is exactly what it sounded like! Complete with pathetic whines, followed by squeals of delight.

30 posted on 04/17/2010 12:20:03 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Starboard

Truly, the parallels are so striking as to be funny/almost. . .


31 posted on 04/17/2010 12:20:41 PM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow the 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: Sub-Driver

So a group of lying, America hating leftists who spend all of their time distorting, misrepresenting, ignoring facts, rewriting history and covering up for Hussein are MAD because Hussein is acting like a typical lying, arrogant, self-important, self absorbed, unappreciative, cynical leftist. In other words, he’s acting just like THEY do only MORE SO!! OK. Now I get it.


32 posted on 04/17/2010 12:31:36 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: cricket

Maybe one day, we’ll find out who it was so important for Obama to meet without the American People finding out about it....


33 posted on 04/17/2010 12:32:23 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Sub-Driver

White house press with still cover for him 24 hours a day and throw soft balls at his press secretary..


34 posted on 04/17/2010 12:32:34 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: jazminerose

Nope, Leftism rules their lives, they will always serve their leftist master above all. Just look how many Jews voted for anti-semite Obama.


35 posted on 04/17/2010 12:32:40 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (END THE WAR ON LIBERTY!)
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To: Starboard

good one and witty


36 posted on 04/17/2010 12:35:29 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Republic; madameguinot

All good questions....very good questions.


37 posted on 04/17/2010 12:36:34 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Shut up and enjoy your irrelevancy.

Pray for America


38 posted on 04/17/2010 12:38:46 PM PDT by bray (REPEAL CONGRESS!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
I sent the following email to the White House Correspondents Association:

"I was a bit surprised to read about your meeting with Robert Gibbs over the White House's treatment of the press. For the most part, the members of your organization are woefully inadequate at asking relevant questions, anyway. I've seen little evidence of any interest in asking probing questions or looking for the truth. In general, your membership is mainly functioned with retreading White House press releases to look like news stories."

"I have a friend who has a dog that begs for table scraps. I call him White House Press Corps (pronounce 'core' not 'corpse')."
39 posted on 04/17/2010 12:40:54 PM PDT by Free_SJersey (Celebrate Diversity------------ Divide and Conquer?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Treated like fools and garbage and still the MSM is up obammy’s rear end.


40 posted on 04/17/2010 12:42:02 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: Yardstick; All
"I call BS on the Politico. The most transparent administration in history wouldn’t need such a meeting. Therefore this report is false."

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41 posted on 04/17/2010 12:45:25 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver
Among the issues discussed:

[snip]

—Internet access on Air Force One is being explored. Currently, the White House staff has access to communications equipment. But except in extraordinary circumstances, such as a presidential trip to Iraq or Afghanistan, the press is not able to file while airborne.


That is insane. I cannot believe the military or the Secret Service would go along with that.

Giving reporters on AF1 Internet access?!?!? Do not do it. If Obama does it, I hope President Palin is wise enough to shut it off the day she's inaugurated.

On a day like 9/11, the reporters can keep the whole world, including our enemies, appraised of the location and approximate altitude of AF1. Or, how about those trips to Baghdad or Kabul (or Tehran the way things are going).

Don't just think, well, we can shut it off if we want. You assume you can shut it off, you assume you can shut it off in such a way that no one could "work around" the blocking. And what if something happens without warning? What gets out before you can shut it off?
42 posted on 04/17/2010 12:47:05 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL So Gibbs reminded them that they are to tow the line and plant lips firmly on Obama’s behind and they said Yes sir?!


43 posted on 04/17/2010 12:47:19 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: advance_copy

Oh, and what happens when some reporter’s laptop has spyware? Or something that the Chinese managed to cook up and get loaded on his or her laptop, possibly equipped with a camera and microphone, or a GPS device? Sheez!


44 posted on 04/17/2010 12:50:14 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: True Republican Patriot; All
“CHUBBY LITTLE GIRLS” with RUSSIAN NAMES!! Imagine That!"

"Surprize! Surprize! Surprize!"

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45 posted on 04/17/2010 12:55:01 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Republic; All
"WHERE IS THE WHITE HOUSE DOG?"

Obama Media Lap Dog

46 posted on 04/17/2010 12:57:41 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver
This is nothing more than a Lover's quarrel.

The same Media that poured Gasoline on the Bush Presidency is throwing Holy Water on the Obama Presidency.

Spoiled children whining, what a hoot.

47 posted on 04/17/2010 12:59:58 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obamunism, the fatal cure for Bush Derangement Syndrome.)
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To: Sub-Driver
... in an effort to improve frayed relations between the two sides.

I guess even sycophants can have their feelings hurt.

5.56mm

48 posted on 04/17/2010 1:00:08 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Sub-Driver
So Obimbo cultivates a bad relationship with the press so, should they ever start to tell the truth about the scumbag, the scumbag can claim bias.

Fairly shrewd for an empty headed scumbag.

But I repeat myself.

49 posted on 04/17/2010 1:01:56 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama: Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg)
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To: Sub-Driver

How can they lie for him when he doesn’t tell them any lies.

Is that it?


50 posted on 04/17/2010 1:02:57 PM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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