10:49 AM, Dec 18, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Appearing with Piers Morgan on CNN, Barbara Walters summed up The Grand Disillusionment this way
“We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah. And the whole Obamacare, or whatever you want to call it — the Affordable Health Act — it just hasn’t worked for him, and he’s stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more.”
Speak for yourself, Babs.
9:00 AM, Nov 22, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
On Thursday, a scathing article by Ron Fournier titled, "Obama’s Image Machine: Monopolistic Propaganda Funded by You, at National Journal, took the White House to task for shutting out press photographers from presidential events in favor of official White House photos taken by White House photographer Pete Souza.
2:34 PM, Oct 15, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
A reporter proposed a deal to White House press secretary Jay Carney: How about Obama "delay Obamacare for a year if Republicans would agree to delay heart attacks for a year?"
Why do Western elites act like credulous children when it comes to the Islamic Republic?10:01 AM, Oct 3, 2013 • By LEE SMITH
Blame it on Rouhani Fever. Earlier this week, Foreign Policy’s website reported that for the first time in decades an Iranian official used the word “Israel”—“not Zionist entity,” “not occupying regime”—to describe the Jewish state. Later acknowledging their story was wrong (“Death to Israel” after all is the Islamic Republic’s best known slogan), the editors ran a correction, which is more than Christiane Amanpour can manage.
12:22 PM, Sep 27, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
NBC announced today that it would be launching a week of programming to help Obamacare get off its feet, according to a press release sent out by the network. The law has been widely opposed by all Republicans and supported by most Democrats, including President Obama.
The headline of the press release reads:
9:01 AM, Sep 20, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
Occasionally the White House conducts "background briefings" for reporters, often in the form of a conference call in which "senior administration officials" participate. The officials, though known to the reporters, are not to be named by the reporters in their stories; hence the term "background."
Who is Maurice Bonamigo?4:46 PM, Aug 15, 2013 • By LEE SMITH
Earlier this week, Maurice Bonamigo had strong words for the White House on its Egypt policy. “The Obama administration failed to assess the situation in Egypt,” Bonamigo told Egypt’s flagship English-language media organ, the Egypt Independent. “It did not appreciate the power of the Egyptian people calling for freedom. I am surprised by Obama’s stance.”
7:55 PM, Aug 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended a cocktail party this evening at the Martha's Vineyard home of National Public Radio host and special correspondent Michele Norris, according to the White House pool report. Norris's husband, Broderick Johnson, is a lobbyist who worked on Obama's 2012 reelection campaign.
1:07 PM, Aug 5, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
Details of President Obama's West coast trip this week, information usually reserved for pre-screened media outlets, were apparently inadvertently posted on the White House website for about 24 hours this weekend before being abruptly removed without comment on Monday morning.
CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS toss softballs to the champion of late-term abortion.3:09 PM, Jul 1, 2013 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Texas state senator Wendy Davis has been on a whirlwind media tour since her filibuster (and a screaming mob) blocked a vote on a bill that would ban most abortions during the final four months of pregnancy and improve safety standards at abortion facilities.
3:25 PM, Jun 28, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
At the Radisson Blu in Dakar, Senegal, President Obama tried to get reporters to write about issues he believes are important. "[M]illet and maize and fertilizer doesn’t always make for sexy copy, but I very much hope that all the press who were in attendance today generate a story about this," Obama told the press.
The remarks came after a Food Security Expo in the African nation.
9:32 AM, Jun 28, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama stopped by the press cabin on Air Force One, as the presidential plane made its way to South Africa. While there, the press had a chance to ask the president about major issues concerning Americans: the scandals, the controversial Supreme Court decisions, immigration, and many others.
Instead, the press asked about Obama's Africa legacy (or lack thereof), China's relationship with Africa, the commitment of U.S. companies to Africa, and whether he'll visit the ailing Nelson Mandela.
Here are the questions asked by the press to the commander in chief: