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  • Wolves Don’t Care About The Opinions of Sheep

    01/18/2017 7:20:11 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-18-2017 | MOTUS
    Boycotted by Hollywood, boycotted by House Democrats, plotted against by anti-Trump activists to disrupt your inaugural and now this: The U.S. “Press Corps” issues a threat to the incoming President. Here’s the gist of it:YANTBOM!!As with most stompy foot tantrums this one goes on and on: All of this, of course, is your choice and, in a way, your right. While the Constitution protects the freedom of the press, it doesn’t dictate how the president must honor that; regular press conferences aren’t enshrined in the document.And we have no problem with that if we like our shepherd.But while you have every...
  • An open letter to Trump from the US press corps

    01/18/2017 6:33:47 AM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 105 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | January 17, 2017 | Kyle Pope
    DEAR MR. PRESIDENT ELECT: In these final days before your inauguration, we thought it might be helpful to clarify how we see the relationship between your administration and the American press corps. It will come as no surprise to you that we see the relationship as strained. Reports over the last few days that your press secretary is considering pulling news media offices out of the White House are the latest in a pattern of behavior that has persisted throughout the campaign: You’ve banned news organizations from covering you. You’ve taken to Twitter to taunt and threaten individual reporters and...
  • Setting the cat among the pigeons in the White House Press Corps

    01/16/2017 8:22:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/17 | Judi McLeod
    How much more clarity is needed than the one that finally decrees mainstream media’s presence in the on-site White House press corps is not a birthright? That the Trump administration may invite talk show radio hosts and bloggers into official White House briefings has spawned a new visible minority, the NIOBEs (Not in OUR Backyard Elites). Not along ago the snobs, the White House media elite are now festering NIOBEs. It becomes joyfully hilarious to think of the possible results from radio talk show hosts and bloggers infiltrating the ranks of the snooty latté sippers in the press corps.
  • A few questions for the Cheer Leaders at ABC, NBC, CBS, AP, NYT, et al.

    03/24/2014 10:15:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 24, 2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    You few, you proud, you journalists who inform Americans about their nation and the world; you inheritors of the glorious tradition of a free and vital press—may I turn the tables and ask you a few questions? Will any of you Obama cheerleaders ask the “Leader of the Free World” why he was so wrong and Romney was so right about the geopolitical challenge that Putin’s Russia poses to America? Will you all apologize to Sarah Palin for y’all mocking her when she suggested Obama’s weakness might encourage Putin to invade Ukraine? Ya, know, since she was so right...
  • Limit on Access Stirs Tensions Between White House Photographer and Press Corps

    12/01/2013 7:20:00 PM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Nov 2013 | Mark Landler
    Few ceremonies at the White House over the last five years have eluded the lens of Pete Souza, President Obama’s chief photographer and almost constant companion. One that did was Mr. Souza’s wedding, which was held last month in the Rose Garden with the president among 35 friends and family members on hand. Permitting a private citizen to use the Rose Garden for a personal event is extraordinarily unusual, and it attests to the deep ties the president and his photographer have forged, as Mr. Souza has shadowed Mr. Obama on virtually every day of his presidency. Now, though, Mr....
  • Report: Jay Carney Stressed, Burnt Out

    03/14/2013 1:17:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 03:03 PM | Lisa Barron
    It may be time for White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to make a career change—again. At least that’s what many in Washington are saying, according to Mediaite columnist Joe Concha. The former journalist seems to have lost his patience with the White House press corps, Concha wrote Wednesday, pointing to three incidents in the past few weeks where Carney has become combative with seasoned reporters during the daily briefings. …
  • Diminished Trust and Woodward’s Woes

    03/03/2013 4:18:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | March 3, 2013 | Austin Hill
    It’s difficult to imagine that he was surprised by the outcome. But the White House response that ensued after Author and Journalist Bob Woodward dared to question and criticize the President should be an eye-opener to the world. And the fact that America’s beltway media culture has essentially “sided” with the President and seems quite comfortable with the White House hostility is a very telling sign. Consider the relationship between the presidency and the press over the course of American history. Believe it or not, the White House has been home to lots of outlandish and at times illegal...
  • Our Useless White House Press Corps

    03/01/2013 11:18:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | March 1, 2013 | Guy Benson
    I don't always agree with Slate's Dave Weigel, but his withering piece on the willful obsolescence of the White House press corps came to mind today as President Obama fielded questions about the sequester.  Obama's initial remarks were filled with inaccuracies, misplaced blame and tendentious arguments -- but that's par for the course. The "question" and "answer" session was far more aggravating.  Let's review the transcript and recount just a few reasons why: (1) The president twice made glaringly misleading or false claims about deficit reduction pertaining to the 2011 Budget Control Act:   We’ve already cut $2.5 trillion in...
  • White House Press Corps Going Through the Motions

    01/15/2013 7:53:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 15, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    You know that old saying that there are no dumb questions? It's not true. I know. As a journalist, I've asked my share of stupid questions. Yet even in the context of my own shortcomings, I do not understand what the White House press corps is thinking during what passes for a news conference in the Obama White House. Consider Monday's news conference. The last presser of President Barack Obama's first term spanned 53 minutes. Seven reporters asked questions -- after Obama called on them as if according to script. In his fashion, Obama answered a couple. There's a law...
  • No More Shouting At Obama, The Teleprompters Can't Hear Anyway

    07/19/2011 4:36:43 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-19-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Obama doesn't like being shouted at, because the sound waves rupture his thin skin. I don't see the use of shouting questions at him anyway. He's not hard of hearing, he's tone deaf. Questions directed at him should address that more than anything... Mr. President, how much of the strategic oil reserves you want released will go to gassing up Air Force One for the First Lady's vacations? Would you consider Libya the mother of all sand traps? We know the First Lady wants us to eat healthier so there can be more of the good stuff for her, but...
  • Obama off the deep end

    05/18/2011 7:33:19 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 23 replies ^ | Wednesday, May 18, 2011 | Joe Battenfeld
    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...
  • Obama abdicates to Bill Clinton, lunacy

    12/12/2010 4:10:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 12, 2010 | John Podhoretz
    <p>The surreal week in Washington was brought to a fitting climax on Friday when Barack Obama handed the presidency over to Bill Clinton for 20 minutes. “I’m going to take off,” he said.</p> <p>“You’re in good hands,” the president informed the press corps, patting his predecessor on the back. And take off the president did.</p>
  • Where in the G20 world is Barack Hussein Obama

    06/28/2010 7:58:56 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 13 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 6/28/10 | Alaphiah
    President [Barry Hussein Soetoro] gave the White House press corps the slip last night. He’s done it again. How many times is this president going to give the White house press corps the slip before the people of the United States realize that there is a problem? What other president in the history of the United States of America has ever had to disappear with whereabouts unknown? (see previous post) If one remembers, and I do, this is supposed to be the most ethical, transparent, open presidential administration in the history of the United States of America. So why does...
  • Obama ditches press at G8 summit

    06/26/2010 3:57:30 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    The Hill's Blog Briefing Room ^ | 6-26-10 | Eric Zimmermann
    President Obama spent some time away from the traveling press corps last night, the Wall Street Journal reports. Obama is always accompanied by a "pool" reporter when he travels, who notes the president's movements and reports back to the rest of the White House reporters. But last night, with the President in Muskoka, Ontario for the G-8 summit, the White House sent the pooler away. From WSJ: Last night, the White House sent the press corps — which by agreement stays close to the president in order to report on any incident — back to Toronto, leaving the president 150...
  • Battles brews over who will get Helen Thomas's White House seat; Bloomberg and Fox trade letters

    06/17/2010 8:17:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies · 352+ views
    Washington comPost ^ | June 17, 2010 | Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger
    Who'll take Helen Thomas's front-row seat in the White House briefing room? The lobbying is in full swing, with Fox News and Bloomberg News trading passive-aggressive gibes. In a letter last week to the White House Correspondents' Association board, Fox's Bill Sammon wrote that his network was promised in 2007 it would get the spot when Thomas retired, having come in second to CNN in the seat-jockeying that occurred when the front row was widened. He called Bloomberg "a financial niche news outlet, not a general interest news organization like Fox." Oooh!
  • Obama ditches White house Press Corps for hours

    04/13/2010 7:38:47 AM PDT · by Alaphiah123 · 27 replies · 1,441+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 4/13/10 | alaphiah
    Small things often mean something. In 1998 a little know figure by the name of Osama bin Laden declared war on the United States of America. But because America is powerful and al Qaeda wasn’t perceived as a threat because they were so insignificantly small we overlooked the threat. On April 10, 2010 the president of the United States of America snuck out of the White house without the White house press corps to record his every move. Why? (see story) There must have been a good reason for breaking years of protocol. No, there was only a cover story...
  • White House press corps feels bypassed by Obama in favor of TV shows, YouTube

    02/08/2010 7:23:11 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 33 replies · 892+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 8, 2010 | Howard Kurtz
    Six months ago, network executives were complaining that the White House was costing them tens of millions of dollars by pressing them to carry presidential news conferences in prime time. Problem solved: President Obama hasn't held a full-scale news conference since July. Instead, he answered a dozen people's questions last week on YouTube, most of them easily finessed and -- extra bonus! -- no annoying follow-ups of the kind posed by real, live journalists. It would be hard -- impossible, actually -- to argue that Obama hasn't been accessible to the media, not with his constant television interviews. The man...
  • Very important open letter to WND readers (especially the skeptics of WND)

    06/27/2009 11:08:48 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 69 replies · 1,575+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/27/09 | David Kupelian
    Managing Editor David Kupelian takes on XXX-rated press corps............... Dear WorldNetDaily reader, Everyone reading this knows exactly why we elected the most left-wing president in history, even though a recent Gallup poll reveals conservatives are the largest ideological group in the nation. It's because Barack Obama had an advantage no other presidential candidate has ever had – the total backing of the "mainstream media," which was so enchanted by the prospect of a young, eloquent, cool, liberal – and for the first time in history, black – president, that they essentially picked Obama up, held him high over head, and...
  • Washington's Press Corps - Serving General Public or Elite Interest Groups?

    02/23/2009 7:31:00 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 2 replies · 207+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 2232009 | TDC
    The New Face of Washington’s Press Corps As Mainstream Media Decline, Niche and Foreign Outlets Grow Source: Pew Research Center Project For Excellence in Journalism “The corps of journalists covering Washington D.C. at the dawn of the Obama administration is not so much smaller as it is dramatically transformed. And that transformation will markedly alter what Americans will know and not know about the new government, as well as who will know it and who will not. In addition, the contingent of foreign reporters in Washington has grown to nearly 10 times the size it was a generation ago. And...
  • Pres. Obama Tries to Hang Out with Press Corps; Gets Irritated When Asked a Question - Video 1/22/09

    01/22/2009 6:52:50 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 42 replies · 1,418+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 22, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of President Barack Obama stopping by the White House Briefing Room just to chum it up with the White House Press Corps. At the 3:20 mark of the video, one of the reporters dares to ask the President a question, and Obama was clearly not happy. He tells them, "I can't end up visiting you guys if every time I come down here I get grilled." Grilled? One reporter asked one question. Obama seems to think he should be able to just "hang out" with the press corps with the unspoken understanding that when he wants to...