March 3, 2008

THE PRESS MAY NOT MIND BEING IN THE BAG FOR A LIBERAL...:

Obama tangles with the press (Aswini Anburajan, 3/03/08, NBC First Read)

Led by the Chicago press corps that has covered Obama for years, the candidate today faced a barrage of questions in what turned out to be a contentious news conference.

Questions centered on why his campaign had denied that a meeting occurred between his chief economic advisor and Canadian officials as well as questions on his relationship with Tony Rezko, a Chicago land developer and fast food magnate, now on trial for corruption charges. [...]

Much of the back and forth, though, between reporters and Obama was about his relationship with Tony Rezko, with reporters demanding to know why new details were emerging from the case though Obama and his staff had claimed they had been forthright with all the details.

Obama and Carol Marin, political editor at NBC5 in Chicago and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times, tangled over how up front Obama had been about Rezko. Obama cut off her line of questioning, saying that Marin's questions were personally motivated.


...but it hates being seen to be in the bag.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 3, 2008 7:33 PM
Comments

It was the SNL skit that did it. Reporters hate to be ridiculed.

Posted by: Brandon at March 4, 2008 10:56 AM
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