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Old 06-24-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: South Fla
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I would - if it were true. In this case, the WH told the reporter he might be called upon. He was, and asked a challenging question.

That's different than the "press ... coordinating with the WH."

That you don't understand is telling.
Seems you skipped the rest of what was said.

with the understanding that he would ask a question about Iran that had been submitted online by an Iranian. "I know that there may actually be questions from people in Iran who are communicating through the Internet," Obama went on. "Do you have a question?"


This isnt the 1st time this has been said about this white house stagging questions
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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I don't want the press in bed and coordinating with the WH on questions at a presser.

You find nothing troubling about that?
My understanding is that the WH did not know the question beforehand.

Another view, all of which is perfectly reasonable to me:

The Crucifixtion of Nico Pitney - The Atlantic Politics Channel

Personally, I think the MSM doth protest a bit too much. They haven't done their jobs for years and all of a sudden they want to play at being 'professionals?' Please.
On second thought, maybe it's just jealousy.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: On Top
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Incredible. Is there any doubt the mouthpieces for obama and his liberal agenda, Huffpo, Mediamatters, NYTimes will continue to coordinate with the WH?
Would you like me to get you some cheese to go with that whine?
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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Seems you skipped the rest of what was said.

with the understanding that he would ask a question about Iran that had been submitted online by an Iranian. "I know that there may actually be questions from people in Iran who are communicating through the Internet," Obama went on. "Do you have a question?"


This isnt the 1st time this has been said about this white house stagging questions
This is just idiotic. If the President calls on a Stars and Stripes reporter, he knows that he'll get a question about the military. If he calls on a reporter from Al Jazera, he knows he'll get a question about Middle East issues. If he calls on a reporter from the Jerusalem Times, he knows he'll get a question about Israel's interests.

There is nothing either new or shocking in this event. Except for dumb people who want to hop around like monkeys flinging poo.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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As one of the few bloggers who ever gets a question in at briefings, I can tell you that none of us want to hear the TV people crying about this. Just eat your goddam steak and let us enjoy our bone. Update: Ed Morrissey says Politico’s “whining” about it too. I checked it out, and they’ve obviously updated it since then, lowering the pitch.
Fox News Whines About HuffPo Reporter’s ‘First-Rate Treatment’ « Daily Dose
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:12 AM
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Yeah and how much was Bush insulted for doing that? Heck there is still jokes made today about him.

Double standard here.
Not nearly enough.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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My understanding is that the WH did not know the question beforehand.
You understand wrong.

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Obama knew this because White House aides had called Pitney the day before to invite him, and they had escorted him into the room. They told him the president was likely to call on him, with the understanding that he would ask a question about Iran that had been submitted online by an Iranian. "I know that there may actually be questions from people in Iran who are communicating through the Internet," Obama went on. "Do you have a question?"
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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You're right. Bush gave special access to hookers and paid off "journalists."

Show us where you complained about that, and we'll take you seriously now.
Show me the evidence of that.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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washingtonpost.com



Obama calls on HuffPost for Iran question UPDATE - Michael Calderone - POLITICO.com



Incredible. Is there any doubt the mouthpieces for obama and his liberal agenda, Huffpo, Mediamatters, NYTimes will continue to coordinate with the WH?

I guess the line between the press and government will be erased in the age of obama.
How is Nico Pitney a "mouthpiece" for a "liberal agenda"? His presence was coordinated in order to give the Iranian people a public voice.
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:38 AM
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You understand wrong.
Where does that say Obama knew the question? It doesn't say who the Iranian submitted the question to.
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