Via The Washington Examiner‘s Ashe Schow, President Obama took questions from female reporters in the latest White House briefing. As Ms. Schow reported:
“Obama took questions from the Associated Press’ Julie Pace, Bloomberg BNA’s Cheryl Bolen, McClatchy’s Lesley Clark, Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown, Reuters’ Roberta Rampton, the Wall Street Journal’s Colleen Nelson, the Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin and American Urban Radio’s April Ryan.
No one from major TV networks — and no men — were called on. No Ed Henry, no Jon Karl, none.
The move was intentional, according to TIME political reporter Zeke Miller, who quoted Press Secretary Josh Earnest.
“The fact is, there are many women from a variety of news organizations who day-in and day-out do the hard work of covering the president of the United States,” Earnest said. “As the questioner list started to come together, we realized that we had a unique opportunity to highlight that fact at the president’s closely watched, end-of-the-year news conference.””