Skip to comments.Obama off the deep end
Posted on 05/18/2011 7:33:19 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
What are you afraid of, Mr. President?
I know it must be tough dragging yourself to these glitzy fund-raisers and mingling with rich people who shower you with money and affection. Who needs an unfriendly reporter shouting an unscripted question at you, or checking to see whether any of the guests are getting government contracts?
We all know Obama has an aversion to tough questions. During the campaign, he would refuse to engage with most local media, and reporters who camped out at the rope line got a stern talking-to from a campaign staffer.
But using the White House press pool to possibly punish or reward media based on what the White House considers fair coverage? This is taking the control freak thing to new levels.
Ive been on many press pools and cant remember getting denied access because of which media outlet I worked for. Even when the Herald was writing critical articles about former Gov. Michael Dukakis in 1988, his campaign never bumped us off the plane or kept us off the pool based on what we wrote. Same goes for President Clinton. You think Gov. Deval Patrick likes having the Herald and other media follow him around all day? No, but its part of his job.
But apparently this White House has a different view. It has a special place for perceived unfair media at least 500 feet away. Even at White House press conferences, the president carefully chooses who gets to answer a question.
And before this Boston trip, there were other examples of questionable use of the pool. One reporter at a fund-raiser headlined by Vice President Joe Biden was held in a utility closet for more than an hour to keep him away from the donors. Even worse, he had to listen to Biden speak.
The truth is, most media dread being in the pool at fund-raisers. Its tedious and exhausting and requires a lot of writing about what appetizers the president served. But the pool is important, because it gives all reporters a close-up view of what the president is doing or saying to guests paying thousands of dollars a plate.
Heres my suggestion to President Obama: Veer off your scripted schedule and come in to Boston to say hello to ordinary voters. And dont be afraid to let a Herald reporter tag along. We dont bite.
Obama will threaten the WH press with gators in the pool!
In the Bill of Rights, all rights are given to individual citizens save one. The press is the only organization that our nations founders gave special privileges to because they saw the need for a free press to keep tabs on the elect officials.
of course, BO uses the Constitution and BoR for toilet paper so why are we surprised.
Not deep enough for me - needs to be outta-sight deep.
Yeah, meeting a Boston reporter and a bunch of massholes would be a real profile in courage.
Go Boston Herald - how's that for "truth to power" you Libtards!!
The most transparent White House in history. LOL
When you put an arrogant, low IQ, horse’s a%$ into the WH, what do you expect?
This Stalinist gang have to be sent packing, America! And never let back in!
Well, well, well...what a little tinpot dictator we have. Where’s the outrage from our free press? Nixon did less and they went after him with knives. Free press...what a joke.
Republicans do it as well. The governor of Georgia did it to a local news crew because they did a story they didn’t like.
I love it when they start to eat their own.
When I saw BoR I for a minute thought it meant BOR...Bill O’Reilly.
Of course the Constitution and the Bill of Rights didn't volunteer for the dirty duty unlike...
Obama has been unraveling. He needs to step down for the sake of our country<——FAT CHANCE! but I fear he won’t be impeached he will be challenged by a dem fake moderate that may win and continue Obama’s policies Clinton style.
With the press protecting him its going to be next to impossible to get Barry out prematurely. Unless they catch him in the Oval Office with a dancing boy we are probably stuck with him til Jan 2013. The chances of that POS stepping down voluntarily are zero.
If Holder is forced to resign Obama goes unprotected. I don’t think even another progressive AG appointee would protect him like Holder is.
The MSM are reporting Obama’s stonewalling but it is not making headline news. It only takes a 24 hour news cycle and one big headline.
Obama’s handlers won’t let him near anyone with an unscripted question because he’s to stupid to answer on his own.He’s not a thinker.
Well we can hope that Issa will force Holder out over Gunwalker. The guy should be in jail but that will never happen.
How's the "Free Press" thing working out for you guys? Yeah, this isn't an imperial president with dictatorial tendencies. /s
Don’t forget the Obama Wh trying to vut Fox News out if the other media had not stopped them.