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CBS feeling “controlled” by Obama administration

Perhaps the press honeymoon is coming to a close for the President.  CBS’ Chip Reid and Helen Thomas challenge Obama’s commitment to transparency and control of the press.

Thomas to Gibbs:  “I’m amazed…I’m amazed at you people who call for openness and transparency and then control…[interrupted by Gibbs]”

July 1, 2009 Posted by | Obama | , , , | 1 Comment

Endless Love

by Jonah Goldberg on Townhall.com

Huzzah! Thanks to a few pointed questions from the press corps at a White House news conference, the long Obama captivity of the media is at an end. The Hotline, an inside-the-Beltway tip sheet, proclaimed June 23 “The Day the Love Ended.”

The New York Daily News’ Michael Goodwin celebrates the press corps’ ability to channel the mood of the country: “By peppering the President with forceful questions … and by challenging some of his slippery answers, reporters captured the changing tone in the country. Like the end of a real honeymoon, blind infatuation is giving way to a more accurate view of reality.”

“The press corps gets it,” Goodwin writes. “For Obama, the hard part begins now.”

Swamis and carnival contortionists who can fit their bodies into a Happy Meal box could learn something from the press about flexibility, given its ability to effortlessly pat its own back.

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June 26, 2009 Posted by | Liberal Media, Obama | , , , , , | Leave a comment