Irritated CBS reporter to Obama: “Do you have any plans for a real press conference?”

posted at 8:13 pm on May 19, 2010 by Allahpundit

Every love affair has its troubles, but … I don’t know, guys. Reporters griping to Politico about how thin-skinned and controlling the White House is felt like a quarrel before bed, the political equivalent of “we’re not spending enough time together lately.” But actually snarking at The One in public about his refusal to answer questions? With his most special girl, a.k.a. the Times, piling on? I fear we might be near a formal separation.

Can this marriage be saved?

At a ceremony to sign a bill promoting press freedom around the world on Monday, President Obama refused to take questions from the reporters in attendance. “I’m not doing a press conference today,” he told Chip Reid of CBS News, “but we’ll be seeing you guys during the course of the week.”

So when the president hosted a “news conference” in the Rose Garden with the visiting Mexican president on Wednesday, Mr. Reid thought maybe this time Mr. Obama would take questions. Instead, Mr. Obama allowed only a single question from the American media and called on a reporter from Univision, knowing that he would be unlikely to be asked about Tuesday’s anti-incumbent election results…

As the event ended and Mr. Obama swiveled to head back into the Oval Office, Mr. Reid tried again and shouted out a question about the elections.

Mr. Obama ignored him. Maybe he meant later in the course of the week.

The Times’s headline: “Obama Turns His Back On the Press.” It pains me to say it given his insane overexposure, but … maybe it’s time for another prime time press conference? A little Iran spin here, a little Arizona-bashing there, then a suave, softly whispered “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan” and suddenly the magic is back. No? Well, something needs to be done to get these two crazy kids back on track. Maybe they could simply offer to pay him? If there’s a surefire way to get some action from The One, cold hard cash is it.

Update: Actually, this relationship is the definition of co-dependency, isn’t it?



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Heh.

You stupid wh0res have served your purpose.

Be off with you!

CPT. Charles on May 19, 2010 at 8:16 PM

1 is the loneliest number…….

upinak on May 19, 2010 at 8:17 PM

So when the president hosted a “news conference”

Sounds like some one didn’t get the memo. They’re called “Shut Yer Hole and Listen to Me Conferences’ these days.

BigWyo on May 19, 2010 at 8:17 PM

The press acted stupidly

mctowler on May 19, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Amazing.

Inanemergencydial on May 19, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Why buy the cow when you’re getting the milk for free?

Akzed on May 19, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Divorce.

Hardly.

Lover’s spat; guess who’ll be buying the roses and making breakfast in bed…

Bruno Strozek on May 19, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Obama’s next press conference:
“Acted Stupidly: The Final Conflict”

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 19, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Well, CBS is not an actually news organization….

d1carter on May 19, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Solid B+

winston on May 19, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Obama knows that his talking points are exhausted. And anything he says beyond boiler plate talking points just reveals him to be a neophyte and gives him an opportunity to put his foot in his mouth. He’s learned that much so far.

keep the change on May 19, 2010 at 8:21 PM

A simple explanation for the press, courtesy of ‘Ferris Bueler’s Day Off’

You can’t respect someone who kisses your ass.

Kendrick on May 19, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Me thinks,the MSM are upset that Hopey
doesn’t call or send flowers anymore!!

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Does anybody else have trouble with ABC videos going on autoplay with no way to shut them off?
I’m on Firefox.

MayBee on May 19, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Neil Diamond & Barbara Streisand, You Don’t Bring Me Flowers
================================

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj10EzNKA2M

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Now the press knows how a stripper feels when a guy refuses a lap dance. Exit question…Do guys ever refuse a lap dance?

milwife88 on May 19, 2010 at 8:23 PM

They’re probably hoping that the makeup sex will be great.

PackerBronco on May 19, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Obama has no time to answer questions from the media; he’s in the middle of a war with Arizona and Fox News. Leave him alone!!!

IntheNet on May 19, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Exit question…Do guys ever refuse a lap dance?

milwife88 on May 19, 2010 at 8:23 PM

only when i have to pay for it

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:24 PM

And this from the former holder of The Office of the President Elect…

CC

CapedConservative on May 19, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Did you know that there are more reports of the president ignoring the press on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day? It’s true.

Mark1971 on May 19, 2010 at 8:25 PM

press–”mr. president, may i ask a question?”

obama–”are you puttin’ me on, pissant. don’t you know who i am?”

devadevadasa on May 19, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Does anybody else have trouble with ABC videos going on autoplay with no way to shut them off?
I’m on Firefox.

MayBee on May 19, 2010 at 8:22 PM

MayBee:I had issues with you-tube early this morning,
only!

And,I’m not on FireFox!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:26 PM

“Any plans for a real press coference”

Any plans for some in depth questioning?

fourdeucer on May 19, 2010 at 8:26 PM

The Office of the President Elect…

CC

CapedConservative on May 19, 2010 at 8:25 PM

ugh that was the lamest thing ever

feels like yesterday

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Obama’s gummy snake is depleting.

Schadenfreude on May 19, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Now the press knows how a stripper feels when a guy refuses a lap dance. Exit question…Do guys ever refuse a lap dance?

milwife88 on May 19, 2010 at 8:23 PM

milwife88: Goat or sheep !!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:27 PM

“Mr president, how do you feel about–”

“well, i feel its great”

“but i asked –”

“its great.”

“but–”

“nope! you won’t tell me otherwise, it’s great.

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Divorce? A night on the couch.

IU_Conservative on May 19, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Unfortunately, this is just a spat. And the make-up sex is going to be disgusting.

LASue on May 19, 2010 at 8:28 PM

counseling may help. They may tell O he has to stop the “talk to the hand” jive

congma on May 19, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Hopey/Changey is/
====================================

Tom Petty – Free Fallin’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lWJXDG2i0A

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Time to resurrect some of those Bush-Cheney puppet smears and change the names to Obama and ?????

meci on May 19, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Might as well ask jzee

he sat in the big chair and is ultimately more qualified

Sonosam on May 19, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Unfortunately, this is just a spat. And the make-up sex is going to be disgusting.

LASue on May 19, 2010 at 8:28 PM

with helen right on top

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Hopey is on the, PRICIPICE!!

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:30 PM

HA-HA!,..not like they didn’t know what happens when you lay with the nasty dogs who love the fleas!

christene on May 19, 2010 at 8:30 PM

with helen right on top

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:30 PM

wow
im so sorry hot air readers

im sorry.

IM SO SORRY.

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:31 PM

You bought it, media, now own it. A radical leftist looking to control people’s lives doesn’t like to be held accountable? No crap.

Useful idiots.

amerpundit on May 19, 2010 at 8:31 PM

LASue on May 19, 2010 at 8:28 PM
========================
with helen right on top

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:30 PM

blatantblue:)

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MY FREAGGIN EYES!!!

CURSE YOU BB:)

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:32 PM

He’ll take the reporters to Five Guys next week to let them feel special again and all will be forgiven.
They love this guy. He can’t help it if he is too busy for them. That’s part of his charm. Maybe.

JeffinOrlando on May 19, 2010 at 8:32 PM

IM SO SORRY.

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Sure you just fell down and the words just slipped into the submit button.

fourdeucer on May 19, 2010 at 8:33 PM

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:32 PM

what have i done?!

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:33 PM

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:28 PM

Being President is hard work!

ladyingray on May 19, 2010 at 8:33 PM

HA-HA!,..not like they didn’t know what happens when you lay with the nasty dogs who love the fleas!

christene on May 19, 2010 at 8:30 PM

christene: Just great,I’m start’n to itch,haha!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:33 PM

I guess all of the spoonerisms and malapropisms have taken their toll.

LarryG on May 19, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!! Hey Chip! How’s it feel to be used like a common street whore? At least a whore is honest about what she does.

GarandFan on May 19, 2010 at 8:34 PM

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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what have i done?!

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:33 PM

blatantblue: Visions of Helen Thomas doing Ted Nugents
Wago Tango combination Love Grenade!!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:35 PM

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:35 PM

dear lord

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:37 PM

This is the first time I will enjoy hearing all the ugly details of a nasty divorce.

Bring it on! There’s nothing better than a liberal cat fight.

Cody1991 on May 19, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Being President is hard work!

ladyingray on May 19, 2010 at 8:33 PM

ladyingray:)
===========================================

Bob Seger – Like a Rock ( Music Video )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keIvA2wSPZc

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Oh please, 2 wine coolers and Chris Matthews and company will be topless and willing to go all the way, as long as you don’t tell anyone.

trubble on May 19, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Actually, this relationship is the definition of co-dependency, isn’t it?

Seems more like a passive aggressive relationship to me.

Since The One is such a narcissist, it is likely a combination of both and then some (see borderline personality disorder).

tru2tx on May 19, 2010 at 8:38 PM

MSM will believe they “deserved it.” It’s an abusive relationship.

rbj on May 19, 2010 at 8:38 PM

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:35 PM
dear lord

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:37 PM

blatantblue: Oh come on BB just goofing around,besides,its
a comment,of,—:)
==================================

Unfortunately, this is just a spat. And the make-up sex is going to be disgusting.

LASue on May 19, 2010 at 8:28 PM
—————————
with helen right on top

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:30 PM

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Awwwwwwwww, is the honeymoon over ???

cableguy615 on May 19, 2010 at 8:42 PM

The Old Media will always be in lockstep with this administration and Leftist opinions masqueraded as “news.”
This is meaningless.

visions on May 19, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Awww, don`t worry. The press will always take him back.

ThePrez on May 19, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Can this marriage be saved?

nice one AP

cmsinaz on May 19, 2010 at 8:46 PM

They need a beer summit.

After enough, I’m sure the Messiah will be hanging on them loudly saying “I looove you guys…”
I’d give Obama, what, 2 beers to be toasted? Budweisers?

Canadian Infidel on May 19, 2010 at 8:47 PM

First the One tosses the Reverend Wright under the bus and now its the revered write turds!

chickasaw42 on May 19, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Can this marriage be saved?

GOSH how I love this site. LOL

inviolet on May 19, 2010 at 8:51 PM

wow
im so sorry hot air readers

im sorry.

IM SO SORRY.

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Thanks bunches, BB. Now I have to go wash my eyes out with bleach. Oh sure, you say “I’M SO SORRY,” but there’s that smirk on your face. :)

GrannyDee on May 19, 2010 at 8:54 PM

The real question is “Will he do one without TOTUS?”

jukin on May 19, 2010 at 8:55 PM

he’ll wink, give them some perfume, then CBS will be back to leg humping him again. It’s battered wife syndrome all over again. Peaks and valleys…love and hate…can’t get rid of each other…cant’ live with ya, nor without ya…

you built this guy CBS, you live with it.

ted c on May 19, 2010 at 8:55 PM

They need a beer summit.

After enough, I’m sure the Messiah will be hanging on them loudly saying “I looove you guys…”
I’d give Obama, what, 2 beers to be toasted? Budweisers?

Canadian Infidel on May 19, 2010 at 8:47 PM

Canadian Infidel: And after Obama is blitzed,he can give
a real super duper speech,to save this
unholy union !haha:)

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Awww, don`t worry. The press will always take him back.

ThePrez on May 19, 2010 at 8:45 PM

That right there is the bottom line, they can’t stay mad at Teh One long.

Tim Zank on May 19, 2010 at 8:56 PM

They’ll take him back like Hillary kept taking Bubba back.

Without a lamp even being thown, too.

Wethal on May 19, 2010 at 8:59 PM

with helen right on top

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Oh.My.Eyes. There’s just no excuse for that, bb. Somebody take away his keyboard. “Sorry” is not nearly good enough. Off to scrub my short-term memory with a brillo pad.

hoosiermama on May 19, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Somebody take away his keyboard

hoosiermama on May 19, 2010 at 9:00 PM

hoosiermama:Thats funny,haha!BB,were laughing with you!:)

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Does anybody else have trouble with ABC videos going on autoplay with no way to shut them off?
I’m on Firefox.
MayBee on May 19, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Yes, I’m using Firefox and experienced the same thing.

sandspur on May 19, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Hehe

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 9:03 PM

ROTFLMAO!!

Awesome post, AP.

“You Don’t Send Me Flowers” was a good suggestion above.

How about “Alone” by Heart???

dissent555 on May 19, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Hey Bill O’Reilly (#1 for 9 years)stated that yesterday’s election results were not a mandate against his savior, his personal Messiah, the Al Sharpeton he wishes he knew.

So we best stop kidding ourselves and learn to embrace the $uck…….so says Billy O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All hail the Messiah

dmann on May 19, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Like an abused wife, the MSM will crawl back, apologizing for doing wrong, apologizing for treating him badly, apologizing for not being there when they were needed.
Bruised, scarred, beaten, they will humbly grovel for acceptance, and they will learn to behave.
Just ask the MSM, they will tell you “He is a kind and benevolent man, he doesn’t mean any harm when he gets that way”.
And they will defend him like a bad “COPS” episode when we vote his sorry *ss out of office.

right2bright on May 19, 2010 at 9:10 PM

If the President never holds another press conference, he’ll have held more than QuitterCuda did when she was vamping for VP.

chumpThreads on May 19, 2010 at 9:10 PM

You stupid wh0res have served your purpose.

Be off with you!

CPT. Charles on May 19, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Pretty much sums it up.
They’ll jump back in anytime he pulls open the covers.

JellyToast on May 19, 2010 at 9:12 PM

OT:

Does anybody else have trouble with ABC videos going on autoplay with no way to shut them off?
I’m on Firefox.
MayBee on May 19, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Only the ad at the beginning of the clip autoplays, but the actual clip has controls?

ROCnPhilly on May 19, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Hmmm CRR has not made an appearance on this thread hmmm. What a dupe.(Same goes for the chump)

CWforFreedom on May 19, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Whats a few lies and bs between friends, right?

B Man on May 19, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Obama serenading MSM….2008
“Tonight you’re mine..completely
you give your love..so sweetly
Tonight the light of love is in your eyes…
But will you love me tomorrow?”

Fast forward to present…
Guess we know the answer.

manateespirit on May 19, 2010 at 9:16 PM

If the President never holds another press conference, he’ll have held more than QuitterCuda did when she was vamping for VP.

chumpThreads on May 19, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Wait a minute…we have a real political intellectual posting right here…what an astute poster.
You have finally noticed something know one else has…that a person who won the presidency, and has been running the country as such for the past 1 1/2, is identical in power and status, to a Vice President candidate running for office.
You are F’in brilliant…please tell us more, I am fascinated by your pure political genius…your insight is amazing, your grasp of political strategy is, well is, is, well let’s just say few have your ability.

right2bright on May 19, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Queue up the Righteous Brothers…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVrDQQIiweE

stldave on May 19, 2010 at 9:19 PM

I doubt if Barack has any real friends.

As in zero.

He’s an obnoxious little creep.

fogw on May 19, 2010 at 9:19 PM

The press really is being treated like a used up floozie.
Awful, ain’t it?

RobCon on May 19, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Check under the night stand, media. Maybe he left the “service fee” there…

SouthernGent on May 19, 2010 at 9:22 PM

If the President never holds another press conference, he’ll have held more than QuitterCuda did when she was vamping for VP. less explaining to do.

chumpThreads on May 19, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Fixed it for ya.

WTF does Sarah have to do with Baracky’s cowardice?

fogw on May 19, 2010 at 9:23 PM

I’m with Barry, what’s the point?

The only thing I’m going to tune into is Obama’s resignation speech, until then, what’s there to talk about?

NoDonkey on May 19, 2010 at 9:23 PM

This was never a marriage. It was a relationship of convenience and now it’s the big dump.
No calls, no note, just on to bigger and better things…

It’s the bigger and better things that scares me…

katy on May 19, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Meh. This is like any action movie where the couple isn’t getting along, but then the arrival of the major villain/evil menace manages to bring the family back together again before the closing credits.

In this scenario, Barack Obama’s John McClane, the big media is his estranged wife in the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles and whomever the Republicans nominate in 2012 is going to end up being Hans Gruber in their eyes. Obama can treat them like dirt today; 24 months from now, you’ll never know there was ever a squabble.

jon1979 on May 19, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Can this marriage be saved?

Of course. Just as soon as the Republican contender emerges.

ddrintn on May 19, 2010 at 9:25 PM

WTF does Sarah have to do with Baracky’s cowardice?

fogw on May 19, 2010 at 9:23 PM

She lives in their heads rent-free.

ddrintn on May 19, 2010 at 9:26 PM

right2bright on May 19, 2010 at 9:18 PM

lol, good one

Midas on May 19, 2010 at 9:27 PM

And this from the former holder of The Office of the President Elect…

CC

CapedConservative on May 19, 2010 at 8:25 PM

You know, anyone with their eyes open could have seen what was coming the moment he created the fictitious office of the president elect.

Daggett on May 19, 2010 at 9:29 PM

right2bright on May 19, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Well said.

lukespapa on May 19, 2010 at 9:30 PM

WTF does Sarah have to do with Baracky’s cowardice?

fogw on May 19, 2010 at 9:23 PM

She lives in their heads rent-free.

ddrintn on May 19, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Well they do have all that extra space they’re not using for brains.

NoDonkey on May 19, 2010 at 9:32 PM

The real question is “Will he do one without TOTUS?”

jukin on May 19, 2010 at 8:55 PM

He absolutely cannot: he requires TOTUS to prevent outbreaks of STDs (Seriously ‘Tarded Declarations).

ya2daup on May 19, 2010 at 9:36 PM

B-b-but, Mr. President, what is the most enchanting part of your presidency?

John the Libertarian on May 19, 2010 at 9:38 PM

Where was all this whizzing and moaning when Palin (R-Quitter) was refusing to do a Sunday morning news program or hold an open press conference?

I think it’s great that the press hold the President’s feet to the fire for not holding enough press conferences. But the hootin’ and hollerin’ from you bunch is really quite rich!

chumpThreads on May 19, 2010 at 9:38 PM

chumpThreads on May 19, 2010 at 9:38 PM

I don’t want to hear or read a damn thing that emerges from Barry’s stupid lying mouth, does that make you happy?

NoDonkey on May 19, 2010 at 9:39 PM

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