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W.H. press corps: ‘Extreme frustration’ over ‘having absolutely no access’ to Obama

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The White House press corps is expressing frustration over its lack of access this weekend to President Obama, who was on a golfing vacation in Florida.

Ed Henry, the Fox News correspondent and president of the White House Correspondents Association, released a statement Sunday evening in which he said the press corps had been given no access to the president, who was joined on his outing by star golfer Tiger Woods, and that the WHCA would fight for greater transparency in the days ahead.

“Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend,” Henry said in a statement, relayed in a White House pool report. “There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency.”

The White House responded to Henry’s complaint in a statement from Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, also included in the pool report.

Here’s the link   –  http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/02/press-expresses-extreme-frustration-about-having-absolutely-157233.html

» 13 Comments

  1. Stirrin the B.S.

    February 18th, 2013

    They’re going to fight for transparency…. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA (inhale) HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA, cough, cough, sputter. Hoo boy, that was a good one.

    Here’s a news alert WHCA, the American people have been demanding transparency for four years, so don’t hold your breath.

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  2. Claudia

    February 18th, 2013

    I would almost hope to never ever see that skinny Marxist on TV, radio or any media ever again. But being that he is president, I suppose he should have to face the press once in a while for, you know, transparency sake.

    I just thought of something. We wouldn’t need transparency if we had someone in the press with balls to actually do some investigating and then report the truth. Chicken shits.

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  3. Unruly Refugee

    February 18th, 2013

    Frustrated lovers.

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  4. Czar of Defenestration

    February 18th, 2013

    Mark Knoller, whiny Leftist Media Whore:

    “Press, not even WH Travel Pool, allowed on grounds of The Floridian resort where Pres Obama is spending the weekend. How rude.”

    Cry me a f*cking river of benghazi blood, then get back to me, loser.

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  5. Diann

    February 18th, 2013

    They’re mad because they can’t film him playing golf! They’re mad because they weren’t invited along while he hit the links with Tiger!!!

    Are you f*cking kidding me?!

    Why doesn’t The Enslaved Press show HALF the interest in where the hell the President was on September 11, 2012?! Can’t they muster up even the slightest bit of journalistic inquisitiveness about what Obama was doing for seven hours while Americans were under siege in Benghazi?!

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  6. Hotlanta Mike

    February 18th, 2013

    What good is access when they don’t hold him accountable for his actions like a free press is expected to do?

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  7. Dr. Tar

    February 18th, 2013

    They’er going through withdrawls from sniffing the eminations from Obama’s butt cheeks.

    “Oh, please sir help us help you sell your self to the American people.”

    You’ve been asleep on the porch since 2000 about this guy press corps. Don’t start chasing around now like you’re some kind of watch dog. Go lay back down on your door mat Carney has so nicely laid out for you and wait for an occasional scrap.

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  8. Moe Tom

    February 18th, 2013

    Thd WHPC and the rest of the Liberal Media have had their heads up their asses for the past five years.They never vetted the Monarch before he got into office and protected him to the point of adoration after he was installed. They got all giggley when he was around and even called him God-like.
    They never asked him a question that he couldn’t answer with ease.
    Watch the vomit inducing interview of Hum and Hill by Steve Kroft on 60 minutes.
    Whtch how Gregory jumped on McCain when he mentioned “coverup.”
    There are so many examples of Media malfeasence it boggles the mind. Were it not for the internet we would be in total darkness.
    But we know all that already and I am just blabbering on, singing to the choir. We can’t reach the LoFos and the media dosen’t want to.
    It’s a Goddamn disgrace.

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  9. BILL

    February 18th, 2013

    remember how the msm used to report on vacations before their messiah was “elected”:

    And, Mark, is that correct? We have our figures straight? Is it 320 days?
    Mr. MARK KNOLLER (CBS Radio News): Actually not. I have updated them since those numbers came out. This is now the 51st visit by the president to his ranch here in Texas since taking office. And counting today, he has now spent all or part of 325 days at his ranch.
    BRAND: So he’s just 10 days shy of the record that President Reagan set–back when he spent his time at Santa Barbara–of 335 days?
    KNOLLER: If you’re trying to compare numbers, yeah, that would be correct. But that was a number for eight years in office, and President Bush is only in the fifth year of his presidency.
    BRAND: Aha. So is there a feeling that he’s taking just too much time off?
    KNOLLER: Well, you know what? It’s really unfair to call it time off. The president is really never able to take a vacation from his job. The problems and responsibilities of his office certainly follow him wherever he is, especially at his ranch. The White House taxpayers have installed all sorts of equipment and accommodations for him at his ranch, so he is just as much plugged in and in touch at his ranch.
    BRAND: And he also famously clears brush. Does he really clear brush?
    KNOLLER: He really does. I mean, he’s got 1,600 acres, and there’s a lot of cedar wood that he cleans up. It’s all over the place. You would think that by this time in his presidency and through all the brush-clearing that he’s done, there wouldn’t be a stitch of it left, but that’s not the case. And we have seen him with a power saw in his hand going after brush and dead trees that accumulate on his ranch.
    BRAND: You’d think he could hire someone to do that for him.
    KNOLLER: You know what? You’d think that, but he really likes doing it. He’s–when it comes to his ranch, he takes pride in being a hands-on cowboy and rancher. And one of the first things he does whenever a foreign leader visits him at the ranch is pack him into his white pickup truck and drive him around the spread so that he can see and show off what Mr. Bush clearly loves.
    BRAND: He doesn’t enlist the foreign leader in brush-clearing, does he?
    KNOLLER: That’s unlikely, but I’m certain that if a foreign leader were to volunteer, Mr. Bush would be only too happy to accommodate him.
    BRAND: So the White House says that the president also goes to Crawford to give him an opportunity to, quote, “meet with folks out in the heartland.” Does he really go out and meet with folks?
    KNOLLER: No, not really. Every now and then he’ll go to the local coffee shop in Crawford, and he’ll have what he regards as his annual cheeseburger, but he usually does that when he’s here for his New Year’s vacation and not during the summer. But, you know, it’s certainly not beyond the pale that he could meet some folks locally, but he doesn’t leave the ranch very often, or if he does, we don’t know about it.
    BRAND: So what do you guys do while he’s out clearing brush?
    KNOLLER: Well, we’re not on vacation. We’re on the job. Mr. Bush was up in Grapevine, Texas, giving a speech to The American Legislative Exchange Council. We covered that. Mr. Bush is welcoming the president of Colombia to his ranch for a visit. Press will be able to go into the ranch, watch the arrival, and the two leaders will have a brief news conference. Next week, Mr. Bush is on the road. His economic advisers will be here one day. And Defense Secretary Rumsfeld will be here another day.
    BRAND: So for five weeks, you’ve got a lot to do.

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  10. Noodengr

    February 18th, 2013

    Here is a deal, since the press has no access to him, they have no new droning drivel sound bites from the POS mouth. So do not air anything snippit of anything he has ever said, I am sick of hearing him even in sound bites. Do we have a deal? thanks

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  11. GregMan

    February 18th, 2013

    Are the pressies all upset that they can’t get close enough to give him a handjob? They certainly aren’t trying to get close so they can ask His Majesty, y’know, REAL questions…

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  12. RightWinger

    February 18th, 2013

    Big deal, even when they have access to him what the hell do they do besides bow (Brian Williams), carry his water and ask these types of inquisitive, hardball questions:

    Was today’s lunch as good as one you had yesterday?

    This morning it was cloudy and raining, but as soon as you showed up the clouds parted, the rain stopped and the sun shined? How do you do it?

    We heard you hit the green on a Par 4 hole during your game this morning. Do you find you achieve this more when you use a Titlest Pro ball or just natural skill?

    Who is going to be the feature entertainer at this week’s White House Posh Party?

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  13. 99th Sqaud Leader

    February 18th, 2013

    The White House Press Corpses will continue to cover up the Pharaoh in Chief’s poop from afar. Why do they need access?

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