Skip to comments.ABC’s Jake Tapper: Obama “disses White House press corps” with People, ET interviews
Posted on 08/16/2012 9:45:15 AM PDT by Hojczyk
President Obama hasnt formally taken questions from the White House press corps in more than two months, while on the campaign trail in Iowa yesterday he made time for reporters from People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight.
His last news conference was at the G20 in June, when he answered six questions from three reporters on the European debt crisis, the conflict in Syria, and the notion of politics stopping at the waters edge.
The White House press corps has not formally been given the opportunity to ask questions of the president on U.S. soil since his appearance in the Briefing Room on June 8 ( the private sector is doing fine.)
His last formal White House news conference was on March 6.
Tapper asked Jay Carney when Obama plans to get around to talking with reporters from actual news agencies. Carneys answer? I dont have any scheduling announcements to make.
Actually, Im mystified by the distance that Obama has put between himself and the White House press corps. Theyve treated Obama with a lot more deference than George W. Bush got. Even the tough questions dont usually get follow-ups, and Obama has more or less mastered the art of filibustering to limit the number of questions asked at these events. Why not do more press avails and pressers? Why not arrange an interview with at least a more sympathetic member of the non-entertainment media, such as Brian Williams of NBC, if not a member of the press corps?
It seems like an odd time to antagonize the media closest to the White House and if Jake Tapper is a measure of the resentment building within the briefing room, the incumbent struggling to make a case for a second term might find more skepticism for those arguments than ever.
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“O” only speaks to news outlets that use a lot of pictures in their ‘reporting’.
Beause his supporters are not too good at reading?
Guess those Nina Burleighs you guys all wear aren’t working out so well, eh Jake?
“White House press corps in more than two months, while on the campaign trail in Iowa yesterday he made time for reporters from People Magazine and Entertainment Tonight.”
You should see how many fluff magazines have that guy or M.O. on the cover the past few months.
Just saturation garbage.
Why should any press people feel bad? It’s not like they are going to actually say mean stuff about him.
Yet the White Hut press corps continues to show up with their dictaphones and knee pads.
...most not some members of the print media establishment with access to the White House submit their copy to government officials for review, correction and approval before it reaches the American people!...
Latest Word on the Trail? I Take It Back
Joseph Farahs column about the story:
Proof! Establishment media controlled
Funny how the corrupt, lapdog MSM doesn’t say anything. Now, if George Bush did this of course there would be ongoing outraged, high-minded bashing editorials. But with Obama? ...nothing.
I never realized that the White House press corps and entertainment news were different.
They all have the same agenda: propagating for the Celebrity in Chief and his Praetorian Guard in the Democratic Party.
OBlahblha could come out and spray the White House Press Corps down with a hose and they would put up with it. They will never turn on him and he knows it.
Jake, it’s about time you and your cohorts realized that to Obozo, the Narcissist, People and ET! are waaaaay more important media outlets than crummy old newsies............
Let’s face it-—what is supposed to be the most respected leader in the world has done everything but pole dance a strip to be “famous” as a celebrity instead of being “presidential”.
Shed no tears for the WH press corps. 95% of their questions are softballs (to Carney or Obozo) and when someone actually tries to get aggressive (the guy a few weeks ago) with Obozo they don’t defend their collegue.
The MediaPAC is an arm of the marxist DNC.
Oh, the poor press corpses! The useful idiots have become useless.
Gee, I guess that really shows ya what he thinks of his box full of media hand puppets and mouthpieces.
My answer: It’s the “common man” touch. He figures he can reach more likely, and more likely Democratic voters through People and Entertainment than through news clips of press conferences. He may well be correct in his judgement.
Every time he has gone off script (teleprompter) he has gotten into BIG trouble. i.e. "You didn't build that." My grandmother is "a typical white person." etc etc
Wonder if these hacks will ever have any personal pride and get tired of being schills and treated like the lapdogs they are
HA HA HA !!!
...actually, he’ll do interviews ONLY with Al Jazeera!!!
How respectful does he need to be to people he owns??
My sense is if the polls show His Excellency in some kind of death spiral, they will jump off the CCCP and really go after him. They don’t want to be on the wrong side of history. Right now, they are just useless appendages of the Obama press office.
"Politics is downstream from popular culture".
95% of the WH press has been acting as Obamas b*tch, and now they wonder why they aren’t getting any respect?
So, when will the honeymoon end?
Like Rush says, he is President Kardashian.
He is merely a celebrity.
With the celebrity press, never. I'm beginning to wonder about some of the usual throne-kissers, though, CNN for one. Rumblings of discontent. They figure he owes them - he does - but he figures it another way. Not smart. When your entire campaign consists of smoke and mirrors it isn't a good idea to piss off the guys running the fan.
Time to get some cajones MSM. Richard Nixon only wished he could have had such a complicit press.
Bottom line....He can treat the media in any manner he wishes. They’re not going to quit supporting him regardless and he knows it.
Here’s a message for Tapper:
Obama has no respect for the WH Press Corps. Most of you sit there and swallow any and all crap that the WH spews at you. Carney and he see you as weak and owned by them.
And most of America sees it the same way. You have have failed the U.S. because of your total sell-out to a socialist movement.