Breaking tradition, Sean Spicer gave the first questions to conservative-leaning media outlets, and not the Associated Press as was custom. This from the Free Beacon: Sean Spicer on Monday gave his first three questions as White House press secretary under President Donald Trump to conservative-leaning journalists. The first question went to the New York Post’s Daniel Halper, […]
Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus hinted Wednesday that the Trump administration may make changes to the format of the daily press briefing, including rearranging the seating chart inside the briefing room. Priebus floated the possibility of the changes during an interview with conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt: “The traditions, while some […]
The liberal media, which failed spectacularly in their effort to defeat Donald Trump as president, now faces the prospect of seeing their traditional role as arbiters of the news emanating from the White House completely upended when Trump takes office in January. As I have previously written, the media loved Trump during the primary campaign […]
Episode 37. How the liberal media blew the election, Larry Sabato’s broken crystal ball, Megyn Kelly and opening up the White House Press Corps to conservative bloggers and other media.
In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, former White House press secretary Jay Carney took a shot at the press corps, accusing them of taking a “shallow approach” in their coverage of the Obama administration. Carney said that he regretted succumbing to reporters’ habit of “chasing the same soccer ball down the field,” i.e., […]
During an appearance on CNN’s Reliable Sources last Sunday, CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante told host Howard Kurtz that the Obama administration is bordering on “state run media.” Kurtz asked Plante whether the White House press corps was being too whiny over being denied access during Obama’s recent golf outing with Tiger Woods: […]
In a recent interview with Accuracy in Media, Richard Benedetto, a retired White House correspondent and columnist for USA Today, said that “the media have been a huge factor in President Obama maintaining the job approval rating that is not at 50%, but just a little bit below. I think he works very hard at […]
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe last Thursday and reflected on his first six months since taking over for Robert Gibbs. I had a lot to learn. I brought something to the table because of my relationships in the press and my perspective. As you guys know I worked for the […]
Give White House Press Secretary Jay Carney credit. In just a little over five months, the former journalist has perfected the art of stonewalling the press at every turn with a series of non-answers that would make the President proud. But for journalists Carney’s non-answers are only frustrating them even more, considering that the President […]
The mainstream media loved to mock what they perceived to be President Bush’s lack of intelligence, but even Bush didn’t resort to writing down reporters’ questions during press conferences. Politico reports that for the second time during his presidency Obama took to writing down a reporters question: At Tuesday’s press conference, Obama picked Jackie Calmes […]
1/25/2017 - Trump’s Press Secretary Sean Spicer Gives First Three Questions to Conservative-Leaning Outlets
12/15/2016 - Priebus Hints at White House Press Corps Changes
11/30/2016 - The New White House Press Order
11/21/2016 - The Bias Buzz Podcast- How the Media Blew the Election with Cliff Kincaid
7/7/2014 - Jay Carney’s Parting Shot: Press Takes a “Shallow Approach”
2/26/2013 - CBS’ Bill Plante Says the White House Is Bordering on “State Run Media” [Video]
4/25/2012 - Will the Media Carry Obama to Victory in November?
9/3/2011 - W.H. Press Secretary Carney Admits He “Had A Lot to Learn” When He Began Job
6/30/2011 - Carney is the White House’s Non-Answer Man
2/16/2011 - Obama Overwhelmed By W.H. Press Corps.
2/11/2011 - Gibbs’ Greatest Misses
2/3/2011 - White House Shuts the Press Out on Egypt, START