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ABC’s Jake Tapper: Obama “disses White House press corps” with People, ET interviews
Hot Air ^ | August 16,2012 | ED MORRISSEY

Posted on 08/16/2012 9:45:15 AM PDT by Hojczyk

President Obama hasn’t 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 water’s 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. Carney’s answer? “I don’t have any scheduling announcements to make.”

Actually, I’m mystified by the distance that Obama has put between himself and the White House press corps. They’ve treated Obama with a lot more deference than George W. Bush got. Even the tough questions don’t 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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1 posted on 08/16/2012 9:45:20 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk
Just wait until he is reelected. It will just be BET, Jet, Ebony, and Essence...
2 posted on 08/16/2012 9:48:38 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Hojczyk

“O” only speaks to news outlets that use a lot of pictures in their ‘reporting’.

Beause his supporters are not too good at reading?


3 posted on 08/16/2012 9:49:21 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Hojczyk

Guess those Nina Burleighs you guys all wear aren’t working out so well, eh Jake?


4 posted on 08/16/2012 9:51:02 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Hojczyk

“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.


5 posted on 08/16/2012 9:51:09 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Hojczyk

Yet the White Hut press corps continues to show up with their dictaphones and knee pads.


6 posted on 08/16/2012 9:52:35 AM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Hojczyk
Sorry Jake; he's a celebrity, dontcha know? Just look at all his Hollywood friends.
7 posted on 08/16/2012 9:53:50 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Hojczyk

...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!...

Original story:
Latest Word on the Trail? I Take It Back
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/us/politics/latest-word-on-the-campaign-trail-i-take-it-back.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all

Joseph Farah’s column about the story:
Proof! Establishment media controlled
http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/proof-establishment-media-controlled/


8 posted on 08/16/2012 9:55:00 AM PDT by donna (Republicans wont change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


9 posted on 08/16/2012 9:55:15 AM PDT by Obadiah (If Reagan had another son he would have looked like Paul Ryan.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


10 posted on 08/16/2012 9:56:05 AM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


11 posted on 08/16/2012 9:56:10 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Hojczyk

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............


12 posted on 08/16/2012 9:56:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Hojczyk

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”.


13 posted on 08/16/2012 9:58:45 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


14 posted on 08/16/2012 9:59:14 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Hojczyk

Oh, the poor press corpses! The useful idiots have become useless.


15 posted on 08/16/2012 9:59:18 AM PDT by Third Person (Proud to be a knuckledragger!)
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To: Hojczyk

Gee, I guess that really shows ya what he thinks of his box full of media hand puppets and mouthpieces.


16 posted on 08/16/2012 10:01:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


17 posted on 08/16/2012 10:02:34 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Hojczyk
The only way Buhrack can have another presser is if someone comes up with an invention to program a teleprompter to be able to answer a question!

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

18 posted on 08/16/2012 10:05:40 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Hojczyk

Wonder if these hacks will ever have any personal pride and get tired of being schills and treated like the lapdogs they are


19 posted on 08/16/2012 10:12:56 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: Hojczyk

HA HA HA !!!


20 posted on 08/16/2012 10:13:25 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

...actually, he’ll do interviews ONLY with Al Jazeera!!!


21 posted on 08/16/2012 10:19:15 AM PDT by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: Hojczyk

How respectful does he need to be to people he owns??


22 posted on 08/16/2012 10:24:23 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: uncbob

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.


23 posted on 08/16/2012 10:26:11 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Hojczyk
They are just taking Breitbart's remarks to heart:

"Politics is downstream from popular culture".

24 posted on 08/16/2012 10:26:11 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

95% of the WH press has been acting as Obamas b*tch, and now they wonder why they aren’t getting any respect?


25 posted on 08/16/2012 10:50:40 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Hojczyk

So, when will the honeymoon end?


27 posted on 08/16/2012 11:18:28 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Hojczyk

Like Rush says, he is President Kardashian.

He is merely a celebrity.


28 posted on 08/16/2012 11:25:34 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Hojczyk
Jake, just ask your celebrity president why he doesn't have press conferences anymore. Here's his answer:


[Click the picture to go to the video on YouTube.]

29 posted on 08/16/2012 11:27:39 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: bgill
So, when will the honeymoon end?

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.

30 posted on 08/16/2012 11:27:48 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Hojczyk

Time to get some cajones MSM. Richard Nixon only wished he could have had such a complicit press.


31 posted on 08/16/2012 11:36:04 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


32 posted on 08/16/2012 11:38:41 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Billthedrill
When your entire campaign consists of smoke and mirrors it isn't a good idea to piss off the guys running the fan.

Great line!

33 posted on 08/16/2012 11:42:14 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: Hojczyk

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.


34 posted on 08/16/2012 1:04:32 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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