He said he would be open and transparent and if he is already starting to fuss with the media about questions then we are going to have a real problem. Here is the headline in question:
Obama flashes irritation in press roomSo, I went to find the video. Well, the video on Politico is only like 48 seconds long and it really doesn't show anything, but from what I could see it didn't look like he was angry. or miffed or irritated.
So, I did a search to find another look. And I found one at MSNBC that is 5 minutes long. He comes into the press area of the White House, meets with the reporters, talks with them about Gibbs, his press secretary and the 1st presser and is just having a general chit chat.. Then Jonathon Martin asks him a question and the Pres. tells him no, I just came to say hi...not to answer questions...if we do this I won't come down to visit...this is informal...let's wait.. But Martin wants to push.. everyone else is telling him to stop..The Pres. pats him on the arm...is nice about it I think...and they go on their way..
So, why the headline?? Just to garner attention is my opinion. To try to make Pres. Obama look bad, maybe. I have thought several times that Jonathon Martin has done this. He is like David Gregory, Ed Henry and a few others in the media, I think he leans a little to the right. That's fine, I don't have a problem with you being that way, but do you have to let your bias show when you are trying to tell the world you are a member of the Main Stream Media?? If you are going to report fairly, you should at least be impartial.
At least that is my opinion. Maybe I am letting my favoritism show, but then I have never claimed to be impartial. So, I think I can do that. But if you claim to be an independent or impartial reporter you shouldn't let your bias show.
Watch the video, see what you think....