Is our Dear Leader losing his luster with the mainstream media? It sure seems that way.
Surprisingly, our leftist press is starting to get annoyed with President Obama and the White House. I don’t think that they are worried about telling the truth to the American people. No, I think it has more to do with their elitist expectations not being met by “the most transparent administration in history.”
They are starting to realize they have been played by Obama all along, and they don’t like it. However, it is too late. The damage has already been done to the press as an institution–and to the country itself.
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The Daily Caller writes:
The White House Correspondents’ Association is reportedly crafting a list of demands to be sent to the White House, after an incident last week in which a pool of reporters covering the president’s visit to Salt Lake City were turned away from a meeting between Obama and Mormon leaders.
The list of demands is not yet complete, but will contain a series of written promises the press corps wants the White House to commit to. “We’ve been working on that document for almost a year now and will have more to say about it when we release it later this spring,” Association President Christi Parsons told the Washington Examiner’s Eddy Scarry.
Although the Salt Lake City incident appears to be the immediate cause, Obama has long had a troubled relationship with the White House press corps. Reporters have openly complained about the White House’s lack of transparency, with some even claiming to have been on the receiving end of “profanity-laced tirades” from White House officials.
A White House Correspondents’ Association seminar last year basically turned into a White House bash-fest, with some going as far as to call it “more dangerous” to press freedom than any other administration.
Maybe some shred of respectability could be returned to the press if they focused on uncovering all of the illegal behavior this administration has indulged in over the last six years. Two years is a long time, and a lot of the wrongs could be made right if the press would do its job.
I’m not holding my breath.
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