Wednesday, March 02, 2011

The Love A-Crumbling: MSM on Obama

Politico is a relatively important chunk of the MSM.

And now Politico, too, is seeing Teh Won for what he really is.

When President Obama popped by the briefing room today, he declined to take a question on Libya but promised the press throng that he would take "a couple" tomorrow, when Mexican President Felipe Calderon is at the White House.

A couple may even be overstating it -- when Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was here, the "press availability" consisted of one question per side. Obama, it seems, does not like the uncontrolled Q&A.

Why should you care? It goes to accountability. It's not enough for leaders to emote about policy. They should explain, defend and answer questions, as well. Grappling with the unscripted news media encounter is a good skill for politicians.

Obama in particular appears to have an aversion to the brief sessions...

Can you say "Empty Suit"??

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

W set a fairly high standard.

Jim said...

Obama does pressers often, especially compared to his immediate predecessor.

Semper Ratio said...

Yes, "empty suit" and a very empty one at that ...