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Not 1 Question About Obama-Care (GOP’S Fault)

From a smiling Politico:

No healthcare questions at Obama presser

By HADAS GOLD and DYLAN BYERS | October 8, 2013

President Barack Obama sustained an hour-long press conference today without a single question about his signature healthcare law and the glitches that continue to plague the insurance exchanges — a point that frustrated several conservatives.

Translation: ‘Kudos to the White House Press Corps for a job well done!’ After all, no matter what you think of them, the White House Press Corps are great at protecting their leader.

Even Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Fidel and Hugo never had it so good. (In fact, Josef Goebbels used to order the press to be more hard-hitting, to keep up the pretense of being objective.)

"Explain to me how in a dozen questions the second biggest story of the week, the healthcare.gov debacle, doesn’t even come up," Brendan Buck, the press secretary for House Speaker John Boehner, asked in an email to POLITICO.

"Questions from WH press corps are pathetic," Brit Hume, the Fox News analyst tweeted. "As of this moment, not a single tough or challenging inquiry."

Surely these gentlemen are being facetious. When has it ever been any different under Obama? Over the last six years whatever was left of journalism has been replaced with ‘Obama-ganda.’

The criticism invited some blowback form Democrats, including former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, who tweeted, "Hey Republicans, maybe they’d ask about Obamacare if you didn’t do such a great job pushing that shutdown for no discernible reason message."

Similarly, Slate’s Dave Weigel wrote: "Hey, maybe the press would have asked some Obamacare glitch questions if there wasn’t a giant f–king shutdown happening." …

Somehow we knew it was the Republicans” fault.

After all, the Republicans lead the White House press corps around by the nose. We’ve all seen that.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Not 1 Question About Obama-Care (GOP’S Fault)”

  1. captstubby

    WH handout before press conference ;
    “pay no attention to the man with the machine pistol behind the curtain.”


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