Frustration in the White House Press Corps

Friday, May 09, 2014

Transcript

Frustration is growing in the White House press corps due to limited access to the "transparency" president. In a piece that originally aired last year, Bob goes to the White House to find out how the role of the press corps is changing under this media savvy administration.

Music: Slim Jenkins' Place by Booker T. and the MG's.

Guests:

Ann Compton, E.J. Dionne, Josh Earnest, Major Garrett, Kevin Ogle and Susan Peters

Hosted by:

Bob Garfield

Comments [3]

KadeKo from northeastern suburbia

Where was the media's fascination with this "frustration" when Bush II was giving everyone nicknames?

During the last decade news consumers got to watch Jeff Gannon, male prostitute, be the go-to rescue guy for a President who didn't want to answer real journos.

This time, CNS, Conservative "News" "Service", which exists to get RW talking points on the record, has a seat at the WH for press conferences.

May. 11 2014 01:42 PM
Douglas from El Paso

The Oval Office meetings that reporters feel excluded from are probably discussions of political and legislative strategies that the White House does not want to reveal to Republicans, but I'm sure that Bob Woodward will find a way to get this information. Nevertheless, I believe that the Office of the President has right to reveal as much or as little as it deems necessary to the press.

May. 10 2014 10:22 AM
Tony Lima from Silicon Valley, CA

I just threw up after hearing Bob Garfield complain about the WHCD. You folks got Obama elected twice. Hearing anyone connected with NPR, APM, PRI, or other TLA groups has no credibility. Zero.

I hope you enjoy what's left of the U.S. economy and global reputation. If you want to know whose fault this is, look in a mirror.

May. 08 2014 09:32 PM

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