Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Carol Marin of the Chicago Sun-Times bemoans the lack of investigative questions at Obama press conferences...
Obama, Blago Flip Sides Of Bizarro Plotline
Marin writes: "We press corps, most of us, don't even bother raising our hands any more to ask questions because Obama always has before him a list of correspondents who've been advised they will be called upon that day."
and she adds: "Who are we, after all? The ones rapid-firing at Rod Blagojevich with tough questions until we drive him from the room? Or the Miss Manners crowd, silent until called upon, quietly accepting that only a handful of questions will be taken at a time?"
Can you imagine a Republican even trying to pull a stunt like pre-picking the correspondents who will get the privilege, the honor of asking a question?
How much do you want to bet that the questions are picked in advance,as well?
No, more like a fawning, sycophantic press.