10/08/2013 03:39 pm ET Updated Dec 08, 2013

Obama Stiffs TV Reporters Entirely During Press Conference


It was like the feeling when a crowd figures out that a pitcher hasn't given up a hit in 5 innings: during President Obama's press conference on Tuesday, everyone suddenly started noticing that he wasn't calling on any television reporters.

This was intriguing; someone from NBC or CBS or ABC or CNN or Fox News can reliably expect to be granted a question, but Obama kept calling on people from places like Roll Call, and the Financial Times, and Agence France-Presse. (He also called on HuffPost's Sam Stein.)

People started noticing:

It wasn't clear how the stiffed journalists were feeling, but, towards the end of the press conference, the normally silent throng started shouting questions at Obama.

"I'm just going through my list guys," Obama said. "Talk to Jay."


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