Thursday, May 19, 2011

Don't worry grizzled White House veteran reporters

Those little lapdogs of 0bamas press conferences will change back to attack dogs and start back up with the hard hitting attack journalism as soon as their's a Republican president.

Several veteran and prize-winning journalists who covered presidents from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush say that the current crop of White House correspondents are too timid and deferential and have played a role in killing the impact of presidential news conferences.

"If you watch an Obama news conference, and watched a Bush news conference previous to that, where correspondents sit in their seats with their hands folded on their laps, [it's] as if they are in the room with a monarch and they have to wait to be recognized by the president," says Sid Davis, the former NBC Washington bureau chief who covered nine presidents. "It looks like they are watching a funeral service at [Washington funeral firm] Joseph Gawler's and it shouldn't be that way."

Besides, if they ask a hard question, they'll be accused of racism, and that'll rake the coals of their white guilt all over again.

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