Did Obama kicked a CNN reporter out of a press conference?
This same claim about President Obama previously appeared on social media in July 2018, after the White House barred another CNN reporter, Kaitlan Collins, from attending a press event. At the time, Trump’s defenders made the identical argument and asserted that Obama had also kicked a reporter out of a press conference for asking a question he …
Why did Obama eject a reporter from his house?
In 2015 Obama ejected a reporter for interrupting him “in my house,” to the cheers of reporters. Ironically, the journalist ( who is transgender) was shouting “no more deportations” at the deporter-in-chief.
Did the White House bar another CNN reporter from attending a press event?
This same claim about President Obama previously appeared on social media in July 2018, after the White House barred another CNN reporter, Kaitlan Collins, from attending a press event.
Did Obama reject a reporter for asking a question he didn’t like?
This video is real in the sense that it has not obviously been altered, but it does not capture President Obama’s rejecting a reporter for asking a question he didn’t like. This clip documents an incident which took place at a July 2015 event at the White House in honor of LGBT Pride Month.
What did Obama say about Fox News?
However, he did, in a 2010 interview with Rolling Stone, accuse Fox News of caring more about trumpeting a particular point of view than being objective. “It’s a point of view,” Obama said, “that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world.”
How did Obama try to delegitimize Fox News?
President Obama attempted to delegitimize Fox News by calling their oppositional stance “destructive” for the country, took questions from Fox News correspondents less frequently than he did from those of other major networks in press briefings, and his administration expressed a willingness to exclude Fox reporters from interviews with top officials.
What did Trump say about James Acosta?
President Trump’s bellicose relationship with the press reached a crescendo in November 2018, when he blasted CNN correspondent James Acosta for being a “rude, terrible person” during a briefing which culminated in the suspension of Acosta’s “hard pass” to White House press events.
Why was Brenda Lee removed from Air Force One?
As reported by NBC Los Angeles, Georgia Informer columnist and religious activist Brenda Lee was removed from the vicinity of Air Force One for refusing to cooperate with security personnel while attempting to deliver a personal letter to President Obama (who was not present). The incident did not occur on Air Force One as claimed, nor was the columnist’s removal ordered by the President himself.
Did Obama discriminate against Fox News?
Other incidents occurring early on in the Obama administration also suggested a pattern of discriminating against Fox News and its reporters. For example, in September 2009 Obama famously snubbed “Fox News Sunday” (anchored by Chris Wallace) when making the rounds of Sunday talk shows to discuss health care reform, and he did not appear on the show until 2016, his last year in office. Again in 2009, Obama spokesperson Josh Earnest admitted a willingness to exclude Fox News from interviews with top administration officials.
Did Obama get a search warrant for Fox News?
More disturbingly, the Washington Post reported in 2013 that Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ) surveilled a Fox News reporter and obtained a search warrant for his e-mails while conducting an investigation into national security leaks in 2009. Although he wasn’t the only journalist targeted in such an investigation, the Fox News correspondent was singled out as a possible “aider, abettor, and/or co-conspirator,” a fact which, according to the Post, “distinguishes his case from the probe of the AP, in which the news organization is not the likely target.”
Did Obama ban Fox News reporters?
We were unable to find any actual examples of Obama or members of his administration banning any reporters (much less Fox News reporters) from White House press events or revoking their credentials.
Who was the reporter who was subpoenaed by Obama?
Obama’s Justice Department subpoenaed the telephone records of Associated Press journalists, and surveilled Fox News reporter James Rosen, naming him as a co-conspirator in a leak about North Korea’s nuclear program.
Who was the CNN commentator who praised Obama for his handling of the press?
Unsurprisingly, the commentary about a “war on the press” was lacking. CNN’s Wolf Blitzer showered praise on Obama for how well he handled the situation.
Who was ejected from the Washington Free Beacon?
They just didn’t want him there. 2015 Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo ejected from a State Department media briefing in Vienna and senior department officials threatened to call security on him, without him even saying a word.
Did Obama attack the press?
Obama relentlessly attacked press freedom and reporters, more than any other President in American history. Again, for as much as Trump criticizes the press, he hasn’t taken actions to obstruct them. The same cannot be said about Obama.
Who was targeted by Obama?
A similarly named journalist, the New York Times’ James Risin, was targeted by the Obama administration and forced to testify to reveal a confidential source. Trump may talk a mean game, but Obama was objectively the most anti-press President in modern history.
Did Josh Earnest silence Fox News?
In 2009, former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest bragged about how well the Obama administration excluded Fox News from significant interviews. Trump has made no such effort to silence anyone. He may be hostile to the press – but he’s hostile to them directly, not behind their backs.
Who is Matt from Unbiased America?
Matt. Matt is the co-founder of Unbiased America and a freelance writer specializing in economics and politics. He’s been published in The American Thinker, Rare, The Foundation for Economic Education, The Ludwig von Mises Institute, and National Review.