Thursday, July 2, 2009

Helen Thomas, Chip Reid Question White House Control of Media

Helen Thomas (born August 4, 1920) is an American news service reporter, a Hearst Newspapers columnist, and member of the White House Press Corps. Helen Thomas, with Chip Reid, took White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to task regarding the issue of the "pre-packaging" of questions for President Obama's town hall meetings. Can we trust Mr. Gibbs? or his boss?

I grabbed this article from nowpublic.com., summary by NewsBusters.

Helen Thomas, Chip Reid Question White House Control of Media

The press corps might be starting to sour on Barack Obama’s administration by Michael Blatt

At a press conference today, Helen Thomas and CBS’s Chip Reid got into it with Robert Gibbs over how the administration has been prepackaging media events.
First Reid asked why the questions for Wednesday’s town hall on healthcare were being preselected. After Gibbs tried to dodge that question a few times, Thomas became involved, saying, “We have never had that in the White House. I’m amazed that you people … call for openness and transparency.”

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