In today’s Washington Examiner, Byron York details how Obama is abusing his media lapdogs. Obama has basically abandoned the formal news press conference format.
Will Barack Obama go an entire year without holding a formal news conference? He’s getting close: The president’s last full-scale session with the press was on July 22, 2009, which was 307 days ago. […]
In its defense, the White House says Obama answers a lot of questions from reporters, just not in the traditional news-conference setting. In fact, the president does a lot of one-on-one interviews, frequently with sympathetic reporters. But even in terms of brief question-and-answer sessions with the White House press corps, he has still done fewer than Bush or Clinton.
The neutered lapdogs of the media are starting to yap that Dear Leader won’t feed them their kibble. But they have no one to blame but themselves. These folks flat out let it be known to both Obama and the public that they were on his side. So, no surprise that Obama has now chosen to abuse this cozy relationship. Obama is fully aware of the symbiotic relationship between Democrats and the media. Add to the mix that the White House is in a position to dole out information and now you have the current situation.
I think Obama may want to start doling out some kibble again, because even the tiniest dogs can bite when you starve them. The oil spill in the Gulf is just the kind of story that gets the lapdogs growling. Witness this hungry little mutt.
Via: Radio Equalizer