Press Freedom, Sure. But Obama Won't Answer Questions from the Press

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    At this point nothing surprises me.

    Obama said "my Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government"


    Transparency and Open Government | The White House

    Report Is Critical of Obama?s Efforts at Transparency - NYTimes.com

    For you liberal fucks:
    Obama's Broken Promise: Federal Agencies Not More Transparent Under Obama Administration

    How can anyone one, liberal or otherwise, still support this lying fuck!

    I can understand why the likes of zona, truthmatters and a few other obvious liars support him because none of them value the truth.
     
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    The press deserves what obie wan is dishing them teach them no to be such big ass kissing liars.
     
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    How much more is the press going to put up with before they turn on him?

    Presidential administrations have always tried to harness new communications technologies to shape a favorable image, says Mordecai Lee, a professor of governmental affairs at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Grover Cleveland was the first president to appear on moving film. Calvin Coolidge was the first to address the public directly via radio; Franklin Roosevelt redefined the use of the medium with his folksy "fireside chats." Bill Clinton was the first commander in chief on the Internet, and George W. Bush used it extensively. During the 2008 campaign, social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, became standard tools.

    Some of the footage is too trivial for news organizations to covet, and some comes from widely documented public events, like speeches. But the package also includes moments that journalists would have loved to have had access to.

    The White House's media management practices have drawn quiet criticism from journalists in the past few weeks. Despite Obama's campaign pledge to be open with the media, members of the White House Correspondents' Association met with Gibbs recently to complain about limitations on their access. The group is mainly upset about the relatively few informal question-and-answer sessions Obama has held since taking office.

    News photographers have also been peeved by the White House's practice of barring photojournalists from events and offering its own pictures as a substitute, said Caren Bohan, a Reuters reporter and correspondents' association board member.

    "We don't object to anything they want to do to get their message out," said Bohan. "If they want to use blogs, videos and other media to do that, that's great. We just don't want that to substitute for journalist access."

    The message-control issue flared again this week when the White House posted its own video interview with Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, bypassing reporters who have been seeking to interview her.


    White House video blog offers an inside view
     
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    LOL Whats that old saying. "You reap what you sow"???

    LSM is getting a taste of that now.

    FOX was the only network out there that questioned Barry Boy and he tried to go to war with them. Didn't work out to well. For him that is.

    I should think the LSM is getting a little sick of Barry Boy by now. The LSM needs to get its head out of its ass. Stop kissing Barry's ass and get back to being unbiased journalists.

    Wonder if that will happen??


    I probably have a better shot at hitting the lotto down here in Florida. LOL
     
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    I don't know whether to be happy the press is being put back in its place or that Obama is showing a lack of understanding and his true character. CBS is whining. Pretty funny stuff.
     
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    Even funnier is the fact that it wasn't but two or three months ago that you righties were pissing, moaning and whining because Obama was on TV TOO much when he was pitching for Healthcare reform. Make upi for minds already. Oh, that's right, most of you let Rush, Beck and Hannity do that for you......never mind.
     
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    There is a difference between the press being shut-out, and what was Obama's multiple prime-time specials on our television. I don't remember many Q&A sessions with the press as far as pushing his healthcare, but I do remember the multiple town hall meetings and rallies.
     
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    Did you read your own article?

    The press are complaining that the President hasn't "sat down with them for more informal chats".

    That sounds EXACTLY like what you guys were complaining about - that the President was on TV, just chatting, too much.
     
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    0bama needs to understand it is a two-way street. The message out and the tough questions answered. Awfully early in an adminstration to have the bunker mentality.
     

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