Idiot. Both of them. Isn’t the reporter now complicit to voter fraud unless he report him?
Seriously. You cannot make this stuff up. ABC News’ Jake Tapper recounts the transaction on his blog.
ABC News: Senator Obama, what would you tell your Treasury Secretary do differently with the $700 billion?!
ABC News: It’s a substantive question!
Obama: It is! But Jake, we’re on a tarmac! That’s a pretty good question!
ABC News: Have a press conference then!
Obama: I will! On Wednesday!
Obama walks up the stairs to his plane.
It’s getting serious. Hot Air points out that the media whipped itself into a frenzy when Gov. Palin would not answer questions from the media. Now it appears, after a month of no press conferences and no questions, Sen. Obama feels it is above him to do the same.
Of course, Jake Tapper was taking a calculated risk since dissent gets you thrown off the plane.
From the L.A. Times Blog:
Why would a political campaign take retribution on reporters for a decision made by their publication’s separate editorial boards? The publications, after all, pay their own way on the charters.
That would be a cheesy hardball — and quite possibly counterproductive — Chicago kind of thing for a frontrunner to do, especially one on a national unity ticket. A candidate’s organization would have to reflect an enormous ego and over-confidence to pull something like that.
Next thing you know such a campaign might urge supporters to clog a radio station’s phone lines or e-mail boxes just because it gave air-time to an Obama critic.
And it’s certainly not the kind of hands-across-the-aisle, bipartisan change we need and/or can believe in a national capital that could use a large dose of both.
True, the Obama campaign has buttoned itself up from most press access, apparently fearing some kind of late-minute gaffe that might threaten its lead in most polls.
Amazingly, as Howard Kurtz points out, two seats did suddenly open up on the Obama campaign plane this weekend to accommodate Ebony and Essence magazine reporters. Another coincidence.
So let me get this straight: in order to avoid an embarrassing last minute gaffe, they create an embarrassing last minute gaffe. Future leaders of the newly enslaved free world, ladies and gentlemen.
It was particularly rough day for Obama. He was defensive, annoyed, and lost ground with fresh signs that Axelrod’s astroturfing is not fooling as many as they thought.
But let’s start with the hilarious and work our way down to the painful so we can empathize with the burden that The One is bearing for us all. Bleh. Continue reading
As if we already do not have enough problems:
Despite all this, we still have to fight against the media. We all know how they can’t get enough of the Obama flavored Kool-Aid. It’s clearly addictive. There is more about it here with some video. Here too.
Maybe that tingle Chris Matthews felt was his last bit of conscience running out of his body.
Yes, folks. People inside the mainstream media are now speaking out.
Off the record, every suspicion you have about MSM being in the tank for O is true. We have a team of 4 people going thru dumpsters in Alaska and 4 in arizona. Not a single one looking into Acorn, Ayers or Freddiemae. Editor refuses to publish anything that would jeopardize election for O, and betting you dollars to donuts same is true at NYT, others. People cheer when CNN or NBC run another Palin-mocking but raising any reasonable inquiry into obama is derided or flat out ignored. The fix is in, and its working.