During the first press conference of his administration, President Obama called on Huffington Post’s Sam Stein to ask a question. It was the first time a President called on an Web-only publication during a press conference.
Meanwhile, Obama ignored journos from the Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Time and Newsweek.
After the presser, another political blogger, Anna Marie Cox, posted to Twitter: “LOTS of grumbling post-press conf about HuffPo getting a q; but accusing O of “filibustering” seems to ignore HuffPo q was smart and tough.”
Poor old-fashioned J-school graduates. Maybe they should petition their bosses to write an editorial about the injustice? We look forward to reading it two weeks from now.
Here’s the clip: