Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Appointment Media, the Hopey Changey Way

Is the media in bed with the President? Is it possible that the President is directing his press conferences by asking certain reporters to ask certain questions at a certain time?

No way!

Yes way.

In what appeared to be a coordinated exchange, President Obama called on the Huffington Post's Nico Pitney near the start of his press conference and requested a question directly about Iran.
“Nico, I know you and all across the Internet, we've been seeing a lot of reports coming out of Iran,” Obama said, addressing Pitney. “I know there may actually be questions from people in Iran who are communicating through the Internet. Do you have a question?”

Pitney, as if ignoring what Obama had just said, said: “I wanted to use this opportunity to ask you a question directly from an Iranian.”

Jourtegrity lost, again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Imagine the mockery if Bush had done that. And in that case the reporter would have been drummed out of the press corps.