Seems that Obama gave the entire White House corps the slip leaving media scribes in “extreme frustration” over “having absolutely no access” to the president during a golfing vacation in Florida.
What big story was breaking out there on the links other than Obama building up the braggadocio to be able to later crow: “I put in 18 holes with Tiger Woods and went on to get in another 9 holes on my own!”
Take that, el Rushbo!
“Ed Henry, the Fox News correspondent and president of the White House Correspondents Association, released a statement Sunday evening in which he said the press corps had been given no access to the president, who was joined on his outing by star golfer Tiger Woods, and that the WHCA would fight for greater transparency in the days ahead.” (Fox News, Feb. 18, 2013).
Patriots shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for the media fight for “greater transparency in the days ahead”.
For any daring to ponder why a Fox News correspondent would take on the job of president of the White House Correspondents Association, it’s the same Fox News that provides a televised platform to the likes of Karl Rove.
The news gatherers of the day are standing on their heads rather than their feet when they think having no access to Obama’s latest golfing vacation is an issue for the little guys of life.
The media has been staunchly silent about Obama being a largely MIA President ever since his election.
“Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend,” Henry said in a statement, relayed in a White House pool report. “There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency.”
While media lapdogs were tripping over each other’s furiously wagging puppy tails to cover Obama on the golf links, the world continued to implode around them.
Aside from CFP’s Doug Hagmann, the New York Post’s Michael Goodwin and others too few to mention, Barack Obama is the president who went missing during a terrorist attack against America in Benghazi.
“It would be nice to know what Obama did during the nearly 11 hours from the start of the first attack until that plane left Libya,” Goodwin wrote, “but in truth, we know enough to understand the meaning. His detachment during a terrorist attack was a shameful dereliction of duty.”