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Massachusetts Liberal

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Some enchanted evening

Remember the hue and cry (or was this pissing and moaning?) when Barack Obama failed to call on The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal or USA Today during his previous primetime news conference?

Now we know why.

Timesman Jeff Zeleny won the booby prize at tonight's prime time presser with his question about Obama's most "troubling, humbling, surprising moments." Interesting omission by the Times' live bloggers in forgetting to mention the other category -- "enchanting." Heck, even Obama wrote down the options.

Let's see. Swine flu. Failing auto companies. Failing economy. Loose nukes in Pakistan. And this is the best the Times can come up with for a featured question at a nationally televised news conference?

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Anonymous adamg said...

Yeah, that was painful, although the very first question about sealing the border to keep out the dirty Mexicans, um, the flu was pretty godawful, too.

April 29, 2009 10:48 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

I admit I cringed at that one. But there was at least a newsworthy intent behind it.

I'm still trying to figure out what Zeleny was looking for -- other than a gaffe or golden quote. It certainly wasn't all the news that's fit to print.

April 30, 2009 5:43 AM  

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