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Is Obama hiding from the press?

After months of what some critics called overexposure, President Obama has of late avoided questions from the White House press corps at large, closing the Oval Office to traditionally informal question-and-answer sessions with reporters and pulling back from the fast pace of news conferences he established when taking office.

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/dec/01/obama-learning-the-presidential-art-of-ducking-the/

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:20 PM on Dec. 2, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Veteran White House reporters have been grumbling about the lack of access to the president, who as a candidate vowed an unprecedented level of transparency.
    -Didn't the left accuse Bush with lack of access?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:22 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • They told him to shut up because every time he speaks off the cuff he screws up.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 1:28 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Pres. Bush was castigated for not talking to the media enough...Pres. Obama has been castigated for talking too much in speeches and public opinion

    There's no such thing as a happy medium in the White House, it seems. The White House Press Corps is often worse than the worst mother in law!
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:34 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • He LIED...he LIED......he LIED. He said what he had to say to the person standing in front of him to get himself elected and now he is doing what he wants...just like EVERY OTHER politician. The HOPE and CHANGE message was a HUGE dose of malarkey. Wonder what his campaign msg will be in 2012....cuz that one isnt going to work again!

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 1:34 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • gdiamante, op here. i don't know why my posts went anon.


    the newslink say: Veteran White House reporters have been grumbling about the lack of access to the president.

    dandydiane

    Answer by dandydiane at 1:39 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Maybe he's appeasing to the MSM because they were the ones grumbling about his overexposure.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:55 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Is Obama hiding from the press?

    We can only hope.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:12 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • He speaks to the press he is a media whore, he doesn't speak to the press and he is hiding. Make up your mind--the guy is damned regardless in your minds.
    PsWifey

    Answer by PsWifey at 3:50 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • His teleprompter was probably being serviced. I think he's learned to err on the side of "no comment" as he knows what happens when he tries to speak off the cuff!! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:08 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Amazing how the press can go from friend to foe so quickly!
    PoeDunkMae

    Answer by PoeDunkMae at 6:16 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

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