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Kurtz: Media Harder On Obama This Time

04/24/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

President Obama declined to call on any reporters from the nation's top newspapers during last night's news conference but still faced far more aggressive questioning than in his first prime-time encounter with the media.

Breaking with tradition and using a prepared list, Obama did not recognize journalists with The Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal or USA Today -- the last four of which were not picked at last month's news conference, either. Instead, he called on reporters for Ebony magazine, Stars and Stripes, Univision, and Agence France-Presse.

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