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White House Press Corps Going Through the Motions

DanielShays Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:23 PM
The Pope can expect more heat from L'Osservatore Romano than Obama will ever get from his media castrati
You know that old saying that there are no dumb questions? It's not true. I know. As a journalist, I've asked my share of stupid questions. Yet even in the context of my own shortcomings, I do not understand what the White House press corps is thinking during what passes for a news conference in the Obama White House.

Consider Monday's news conference. The last presser of President Barack Obama's first term spanned 53 minutes. Seven reporters asked questions -- after Obama called on them as if according to script. In his fashion, Obama answered a couple.

There's a law of verbal physics:...