What Barack Obama Really Thinks Of The White House Press

We are past, for the moment, the White House “war” on Fox, such as it was. (Obama did an interview with Fox News’ Major Garrett a few weeks back, and General Petraeus is on Fox News Sunday today, with close Obama ally Dick Durbin.) Summer is gone too, and with it the “wee weed up” “silly season” of political coverage that Obama and his …

“Fraudulent Press Activity”: The Fake U.S. Chamber Press Conference

It would have been hard to script this better. Eric Wohlschlegel, who actually works at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, had to break up a fake chamber press conference today, organized by a group that was not the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


The National Press Club was not …

Barack Obama On David Letterman: The Top Ten Funny Parts

It took more than an hour. And since you don’t want to spend an hour reading a blog post, here are the Top Ten Funny Things That Happened When The President Of The United States Did Letterman.

10. During the opening monologue, Dave praised the diligence of the Secret Service. “They even checked under my hairpiece. Security is tighter …

White House To Release Visitor Logs

In a clear break from the George W. Bush White House, the Obama Administration has agreed to release its White House visitor logs, giving the American people a remarkably candid look at who is meeting with the President and top advisers. The logs will be released on a three to four month delay, and there will be exceptions that will …

Obama’s Mexican Press Conference

For a few minutes Monday, the cable news networks turned live to a presidential press conference in Guadalajara, Mexico, an event most American viewers experienced as a brief respite from the regularly-scheduled health care reform horror show–the looped videotapes of angry protesters screeching at town hall meetings, the attack ads …

YouTube Wars: The White House Vs. DrudgeReport

We live in a land where a person who goes by the name “NakedEmperor” with editing software and a laptop can rattle the President of the United States. On Monday, Matt Drudge began teasing this video on his website, a scattershot work of highly edited oppo.


On Tuesday, …

Silly Summer News and Iran’s Slow Boil

The news tends to go small in the dog days of summer. At the White House today, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fielded a half dozen questions (of various formulations) about the kind of beer President Obama would drink when he meets with Skip Gates and the embattled Cambridge Police Officer. (No clear answer. POTUS, who is not much of a …

Sarah Palin, former governor of Alaska

So, Sarah Palin, as planned, is no longer a public official. She went out with a few fireworks yesterday:

And first, some straight talk for some, just some in the media because another right protected for all of us is freedom of the press, and you all have such important jobs reporting facts and informing the electorate, and exerting

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