Daily Archives: January 13, 2009

Obama Pre Picks Journalists At News Conferences

Wow.  What a guy.  Certainly ensures that his favorites and/or those with non-challenging questions, will participate in his obligatory fawn with me moments, lest you are to be seen and not heard.  Per the Chicago Sun Times and Newsbusters.

The press corps, most of us, don’t even bother raising our hands any more to ask questions because Obama always has before him a list of correspondents who’ve been advised they will be called upon that day.

We reporters have earned our own membership in the Bizarro universe.

Who are we, after all? The ones rapid-firing at Rod Blagojevich with tough questions until we drive him from the room? Or the Miss Manners crowd, silent until called upon, quietly accepting that only a handful of questions will be taken at a time?

Looks like censorship of the media. 

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