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Obama Administration's Relationship With Press Among The Worst Ever, Report Shows

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.04.2015 | Media

During his first days in the White House, President Barack Obama promised to usher in an era of openness in government, stating that a new commitment ...

An Earnest Mistake?

Clara Beyler | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics
Clara Beyler

Why is it that White House and Foggy Bottom officials felt obligated to twist themselves into contortions when the U.S. government initially stated the obvious and uncontroversial truth?

The White House Press Hangout In Hawaii Is Kind Of Amazing | Posted 01.03.2015 | Hawaii

KAILUA, Hawaii — Much has been written about the fantastic beach-side villas the First Family rents out for the winter holidays here on the eastern...

Jason Linkins

Howard Kurtz Is Wrong About April Ryan's Press Conference Question | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics

In a very perplexing column Monday, Howard Kurtz of Fox News reflects on President Barack Obama's year-end press conference last week with the White H...

Record-High Costs Cause Reporters To Jump Ship On Obama's Asia Trip

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.31.2014 | Media

Cash-strapped news outlets looking to cover President Obama's trip to Asia next month may find it difficult to do so. Not because the trip isn't newsw...

And The Most 'Delightful' White House Reporter Is...

The Huffington Post | Emiliy Thomas | Posted 10.08.2014 | Media

"Delightful" might be the last word a press secretary might use to describe a reporter. During Tuesday's segment of Mark Halperin and John Heilema...

The White House Finds Another Way To Irk The Journalists Who Cover It

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Media

Sometimes, it seems as if the White House is finding every way it can to annoy the reporters who cover the Obama administration. White House journa...

Obama Shuts Out White House Press Again

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.24.2014 | Media

White House reporters were barred from a meeting between President Obama and donors for the Democratic House Majority PAC on Wednesday, Politico repor...

Jay Carney Says Goodbye To The White House Press Corps

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.18.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House spokesman Jay Carney gave his final briefing to reporters as the presidential press secretary on Wednesday, concluding...

Welcome To The Stupidest Conversation Of The Day

The Huffington Post | jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Media

Everything about the White House press briefing's foray into President Obama's appearance on "Between Two Ferns" was cringeworthy. The gang spent a...

Pic of the Day: White House's Crass (Visual) Response to Media's Photo Access Protest

Michael Shaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shaw

If the White House intended even a half-respectful gesture, they would have provided access to the president yesterday. Instead, they offer up a photo, again taken by their own photographer with a caption starting off: "Photojournalists photograph President Obama..."

Memorial Lunch for Helen Thomas

Connie Lawn | Posted 10.26.2013 | DC
Connie Lawn

Helen Thomas is still admired and respected by many, even by those of us who disagreed with her strident views on Israel. We had been friends since I entered the White House press corps in l968, and we agreed a two state solution could be reached.

Shakeup In The White House Press Room

Posted 08.12.2013 | Media

The White House press briefing room will look a tad different now that some additional news organizations were granted seats. The New York Times' ...

Well, At Least The Public Doesn't Hate The Media Entirely!

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.08.2013 | Media

It's no secret that the public's trust in the media has hit record lows in recent years. Study after study shows that the public possesses unfavorable...

What I Learned From Helen Thomas

Mark D. Weinberg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Mark D. Weinberg

During the eight years I served as Assistant Press Secretary in the Reagan White House, I had the privilege to get to know Helen Thomas well. I am proud to call her my friend.

Veteran White House Reporter Dies

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Media

Helen Thomas, the trailblazing reporter and columnist who was known as the "Dean of the White House Press Corps," has died at 92. The Gridiron Club...

Journalists Are Hated, Part Infinity | Posted 07.11.2013 | Media

27 percent of Americans say journalists contribute little or nothing to society’s well being, according to a study by the Pew Research Center’s Fo...


Posted 05.31.2013 | Media

The White House Press Corps homepage and Twitter feed appears to have been hacked early Friday. Just before 2 a.m., tweets began flowing into @whp...

Once the Obama Narrative Implodes, Reality Breaks Through

Bill Frezza | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

That it has taken a trifecta of scandals to awaken the minions of the press to their duty speaks volumes on how successfully prevailing narratives define what the public accepts as truth.


The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

The White House briefing room has been sort of a tense place lately, what with all those government attacks on the press. Thank goodness, then, that ...

Jay Carney: 'It Has Been A Good Week'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Media

White House spokesman Jay Carney insisted on Friday that, despite all appearances, he's had fun these past few days. "For me personally, it has bee...

PHOTO: Jay Carney Mocks Himself

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.17.2013 | Media

Jay Carney had a really tough day on Tuesday and there are many photos to prove it. Carney kicked off his Wednesday press briefing by mocking the ...

Jason Linkins

Obama Second-Term Scandals Predicted | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

Way back when, we noted that mathematical odds and political science all but ensure that eventually, scandals happen in presidencies. But the Obam...

Jay Carney Reacts To DOJ AP Scandal

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media

Jay Carney endured an unrelenting grilling on Tuesday about what media watchdogs have called unprecedented actions by the Department of Justice to se...

Journalists Evacuated From West Wing

AP | Posted 07.11.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reporters and photographers were evacuated briefly from the West Wing of the White House early Saturday because of smoke from an o...