Skip to comments.Barack Obama to reporters: 'I'll take a question'
Posted on 08/04/2014 6:49:58 AM PDT by SkyPilot
President Barack Obama had just done the unthinkable.
He took questions last week from the White House press corps not just once, but twice. He didnt call only on the reporters who were selected ahead of time by his senior aides. He even stuck around longer than he wanted at a briefing Friday to appease the room of shouting correspondents.
Hold on, guys. Come on. Youre not that pent up, Obama joked. Ive been giving you questions lately.
This never used to happen in the Obama White House, a place so obsessed with message control that the president could go months without talking with the press corps. However, in the past seven weeks, Obama has taken questions an average of once a week.
The shifting media strategy is part of a new White House effort to jolt its communications operation, especially as Obama fights weak poll numbers and wages an intense campaign to keep the Senate in Democratic control this November.
Obama himself has been feeling isolated, aware that hes not breaking through to the public. Senior advisers say they have noticed their message gets lost when the president holds what has amounted to quarterly formal press conferences.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
1. How many men have you had sex with since you illegally stole the 2008 and 2012 elections?
2. When you sold your soul to Lucifer, what agreements did you and Satan make?
Aha! So you admit you've been spoon-feeding them questions to aks you.
“If you like your question, you can keep your question. PERIOD.”
Obama joked. Ive been giving you questions lately.
Giving THEM questions??
I thought it was supposed to be the OTHER way around!!
Oh, please...did EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE and CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN wipe their mouths after writing this tripe??!
Wow. Can anyone imagine say, Bush, or Eisenhower, "giving" questions to the press.
But, he is accurate. When press coverage consists of "President Obama, how did you get to be so handsome AND smart?" I suppose that he's correct.
So mistah presidunt now dat impeachment is off the table, what are you Mofos’ going to come up with to get more democrap votes in the upcoming election?
yep- very telling— so.... all of this is TRUE-
“A CBS reporter from Arizona reveals that President Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, receives questions from the press in advance of his daily press briefing. In fact, she says, the reporters often receive the answers in advance of the briefing, too.”
In 2011, a Florida reporter covering a private fundraiser for Vice President Joe Biden was confined to a closet by Bidens staff to keep him from mingling with the well-heeled guests.”
This administration is a joke - and shows there are NO
WORTHY NEWS orgs. left to challenge the O’bummer house
It probably took him 8 minutes to answer a “yes or no” question.
All politicians do it, but Liberals have it down to an art!!
The mouth moves, words come out... LOTS of words... and when they are finished, you ask yourself...’What did he just say?’
Or maybe they rattled on for so long and got so far from the actual question, that when they stop... you forgot what was asked!!
They are all morons because if I answered anyone around here like that, they’d haul me out in a giggle jacket!
Just ONE question, gee how very Transparent of him....