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 […]
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs is leaving his post this week to work on Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Here is a collection of some of Gibbs’ less than stellar moments as he dealt with the White House press corps from the Politico: Gibbs, who thought he could just waltz in and use his folksy […]
The White House press corps complained on Wednesday that they have been given very little information and access on the crisis in Egypt from the administration. In a letter from the White House Correspondents Association to Robert Gibbs they said that the administration hasn’t been very forthcoming recently on this issue: Prior to the president’s […]
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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