~ Ulterior Motive ~
Barack Obama to reporters: ‘I’ll take a question’
From the article:
President Barack Obama had just done the unthinkable.
He took questions last week from the White House press corps — not just once, but twice. He didn’t call only on the reporters who were selected ahead of time by his senior aides. He even stuck around longer than he wanted at a briefing Friday to appease the room of shouting correspondents.
The gist of it:
The shifting media strategy is part of a new White House effort to jolt its communications operation, especially as Obama fights weak poll numbers and wages an intense campaign to keep the Senate in Democratic control this November.
It worked before, right? It’s all pretense and anyone with half a brain knows it.