Why is the press corps so pissy they are shut out?
Why is the press corps so pissy they are shut out?
O is not on vacation yet again. You lie he is not resting until he fixes the economy just as he said.
why is this ****er on vacation again?
Dear (leader) Obama,
Please stay on vacation until the end of your presidency. Then retire in Hawaii and smoke weed all day far from the public eye.
Until then, shut'da.
This thread was more directed at why the WH press corps is twisted up about this though. Is a vacation with a press blackout that uncommon?
Well a girl that was behind Obama at his campaign stop in Chicago the other was(shockingly) murdered by a gun. I'm wondering if Mooch will cut short her vacay in ski country for more grandstanding and photo ops at the funeral.
Destroying a country is hard work give Barry a break.
President Barack Obama is a master at limiting, shaping and manipulating media coverage of himself and his White House.
Not for the reason that conservatives suspect: namely, that a liberal press willingly and eagerly allows itself to get manipulated. Instead, the mastery mostly flows from a White House that has taken old tricks for shaping coverage (staged leaks, friendly interviews) and put them on steroids using new ones (social media, content creation, precision targeting). And it’s an equal opportunity strategy: Media across the ideological spectrum are left scrambling for access.
The results are transformational. With more technology, and fewer resources at many media companies, the balance of power between the White House and press has tipped unmistakably toward the government. This is an arguably dangerous development, and one that the Obama White House — fluent in digital media and no fan of the mainstream press — has exploited cleverly and ruthlessly. And future presidents from both parties will undoubtedly copy and expand on this approach.
“The balance of power used to be much more in favor of the mainstream press,” said Mike McCurry, who was press secretary to President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Nowadays, he said, “The White House gets away with stuff I would never have dreamed of doing. When I talk to White House reporters now, they say it’s really tough to do business with people who don’t see the need to be cooperative.”
McCurry and his colleagues in the Clinton White House were hardly above putting their boss in front of gentle questions: Clinton and Vice President Al Gore often preferred the safety of “Larry King Live” to the rhetorical combat of the briefing room. But Obama and his aides have raised it to an art form: The president has shut down interviews with many of the White House reporters who know the most and ask the toughest questions. Instead, he spends way more time talking directly to voters via friendly shows and media personalities. Why bother with The New York Times beat reporter when Obama can go on “The View”?
At the same time, this White House has greatly curtailed impromptu moments where reporters can ask tough questions after a staged event — or snap a picture of the president that was not shot by government-paid photographers.
The frustrated Obama press corps neared rebellion this past holiday weekend when reporters and photographers were not even allowed onto the Floridian National GolfClub, where Obama was golfing. That breached the tradition of the pool “holding” in the clubhouse and often covering — and even questioning — the president on the first and last holes.
Obama boasted Thursday during a Google+ Hangout from the White House: “This is the most transparent administration in history.” The people who cover him day to day see it very differently.
“The way the president’s availability to the press has shrunk in the last two years is a disgrace,” said ABC News White House reporter Ann Compton, who has covered every president back to Gerald R. Ford. “The president’s day-to-day policy development — on immigration, on guns — is almost totally opaque to the reporters trying to do a responsible job of covering it. There are no readouts from big meetings he has with people from the outside, and many of them aren’t even on his schedule. This is different from every president I covered. This White House goes to extreme lengths to keep the press away.”
I would venture to say most of us get 14-28 days per year plus paid holidays for vacation and CEO level folks probably get more.. I see no problems
When my business is going into the crapper...and when my revenue is declining and future viability is on the line I don't go off taking vacations...I am working 7 days a week until the problem is resolved...
I dont have a problem with any president taking a vacation. They deserve down time just like the rest of us. What I do have a problem with is the cost to the taxpayers for Barry and Mickey's "first class resort vacations" that go on the taxpayer's tab. Other presidents have utilized Camp David, and their own personal residences for down time. But every time the Obama's take time off they use AF1 as if it were their own personal travel agency jetting around the world from one 5 star resort to another. Half the time they dont even bother to travel together, which doubles the cost. Yet he has the gaul to lecture us about being wasteful by driving an SUV or keeping our thermostats set at 72 degrees. It smacks of arrogance and ruling class vs peasant mentality and sends the message that they believe they are better than the people who pay the bills of this country.
President finally shows his face after $1m golfing weekend with Tiger Woods that White House didn't want world to see
All downhill for Obama gals
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And Pelosi can complain about losing the dignity of her job when she actually brings some dignity to her job.
I despise that snake as much as you do.
Last edited by soonerintn; July 19th, 2013 at 04:57 PM.
I wish he would have stayed and partied with Tiger a bit longer. His performance today at his whine fest was abhorrent.
Only 47 more months