PRESIDENT OBAMA SPOKE to five national networks on Friday, apparently talking about the same thing each time - his health care initiative. He did not talk about the ACORN scandal, and he did not allow Fox News, whose employees were recently busted inciting a partisan crowd, to participate in the series of one-on-one interviews.
Do you give the president air time to speak when he is so overtly controlling the message (and the media)? As always, this is not about politics - we are journalists, and we're skeptical of anyone in charge, regardless of political persuasion.
Just because the president speaks, is it news?
(The photo above is a composite created by the New York Times, cobbled together from images supplied by the White House)
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