At Obama's Podium

Friday, December 19, 2008


Robert Gibbs, tapped by President-elect Obama as the new press secretary, will guide the administration's relationship with the media. But New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich says Gibbs' combative style may be a surprise to those expecting the transparency and openness promised during the election.
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Comments [6]

William from California

I would LOVE to be a fly on the wall and hear Gibbs opinion of the Rick Warren choice for the Inauguration.

Dec. 21 2008 07:27 PM
Jon88 from NYC

The Blagojevich thing -- isn't that the case that the Special Prosecutor specifically asked Obama not to talk about? And yet the press continues to ask him about it? Hmm.

Dec. 21 2008 10:13 AM
Jim Mauch from Milwaukee, WI

If we are going to have a presidency that is available even when times get tough you need a hardballer like Robert Gibbs. It's better talking to a combative press secretary than talking to no press secretary at all.

Dec. 21 2008 09:30 AM
Kahli from Philly PA

This segment was way more informative than the ATC story. ATC left me wondering how Gibbs could work for Obama 2004 and Kerry 2004 at the same time. Thanks to OTM for putting the timeline and circumstance into the story.

PS here's the ATC link.

Dec. 20 2008 07:00 PM
Mark Phillips from WNYC

Hey Mike,

We discussed and played a clip from that very press conference in this interview.

Mark Phillips
OTM Producer

Dec. 20 2008 12:06 PM
Mike H from Joliet Il

"Gibbs' combative style may be a surprise to those expecting the transparency and openness promised during the election"

Apparently you all missed the press conference the other day when Obama cut off the reporter who asked him about Blagojevich. Or all the other press conferences where he ignores the questions all together.

Transparent as a brick wall.

Dec. 19 2008 07:24 PM

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