Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Breaking News

The Obama administration is thin skinned, treats the press badly, and plays favorites for positive coverage....i just cant believe it.

The only news here is that the press is finally wondering out loud why this White House full of inexperienced nobodies are treating everyone like they are the royal family.

The whole Hot Air piece is HERE, and well worth your time.

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Reporters surprised to find White House is thin-skinned and controlling

It’s a long piece, but don’t be daunted. This is the most fun you’ll have all day. If you can’t spare time for all of it, at least read the section on “Getting mad.” Oh, and the part in the Gibbs section where Gibbsy sets up a big dinner with the press corps during a trip to Prague and then just flakes out. The nutshell:

Reporters say the White House is thin-skinned, controlling, eager to go over their heads and stingy with even basic information. All White Houses try to control the message. But this White House has pledged to be more open than its predecessors, and reporters feel it doesn’t live up to that pledge in several key areas:

— The ferocity of pushback is intense. A routine press query can draw a string of vitriolic e-mails. A negative story can draw a profane high-decibel phone call or worse. Some reporters feel like they’ve been frozen out after crossing the White House.

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