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Obama's Press List -- Wall Street Journal
About half-way through President Obama's press conference Monday night, he had an unscripted question of his own. "All, Chuck Todd," the President said, referring to NBC's White House correspondent. "Where's Chuck?" He had the same strange question about Fox News's Major Garrett: "Where's Major?"
The problem wasn't the lighting in the East Room. The President was running down a list of reporters preselected to ask questions. The White House had decided in advance who would be allowed to question the President and who was left out.
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Update: Obama's Pre-approved 'Press List' At Last Getting Notice -- Newsbusters
My Comment: So much for being the most open and ethical administration ever. I do know the President has every right to call any reporter that he wants .... but this does not "jive" with his campaign rhetoric nor with what he has been saying since the election.
But the "real crooks" are the Press corp who are a party to this scam .... and who not mostly silent in not reporting it.