In the latest spat between Press Secretary Jay Carney and the White House press corps, members of the media complained that they were not given access to President Obama's Tuesday remarks.
During Carney's briefing, the Associated Press’ Darlene Superville objected to the administration's decision to grant access to Obama's comments to only a print pooler. Carney took her objection but pointed out that Obama's remarks were live streamed on whitehouse.gov, saying that "everyone in America with electricity and a computer could see it today."
White House Correspondents Association president and Fox News reporter Ed Henry jumped in, commenting that if the remarks were live streamed, TV cameras should have been granted access as well.
"We also don't want to see where a situation where live streaming sort of takes the place of us actually being there," Superville added.
"Well, you know that’s certainly not the case, but I appreciate the point," Carney said, adding that reporters should not read further into the decision.
This is just the latest example of the ongoing struggle between the White House press corps and what they perceive as the sometimes limited access they are given to the president. Last month, Henry expressed "extreme frustration" when the White House press corps were not given access the president's private golf fame with Tiger Woods.