UPDATE: Newt: "I think the Washington White House Press Corps has taken such a pathetic dive with this President that they ought to be part of his PR firm. I mean it's embarrassing to watch.”
"I mean, there is no tough, serious engagement. It's like watching a collection of, you know -- if you didn't know better, you'd think that he was practicing with his own public affairs people for the future press conference. These look like practice sessions. They don't look like real press conferences."