Or well we could. What the Obama administration likes to call news, is Dim Won, b/k/a President Barack Obama reading a written statement, having so-called reporters sit there like potted plants and taking no questions. We could do that. Can we afford a potted plant. The plant would be just a capable of asking a question as almost any member of the White House Corespondents Association.
Lots more, William A. Jacobson, Legal Insurrection :
Exactly why were the reporters there?
Certainly not to take video â€” television gave us a better recording.
And certainly not to ask questions. That’s why the President stands there, reads a statement, and walks away. It’s not a press conference.
And certainly not to report. What exactly would these reporters be reporting?
That the President read a statement, the text of which was released by the White House Press Office? Duh, even bloggers munching Cheetos in the basement could figure that out.
Hat tip and reax: Karen, the Lonely Conservative .
Oh, the Horrors! A Reporter Asked the President a Question!
I’d accuse the White House reporters of acting like they are dumb, but I am not sure, it is not an act.