"Clear out the press so we can take some questions..."
Despite his vow that transparency would "the touchstone" of his presidency, Barack Obama ordered out the press at yesterday's meeting with the nation's governors, as reported by the Cybercast News Service on Feb. 25, 2013.
Prior to his meeting with the National Governors Association, Obama gave a short speech to the press in which he stated he wanted to build a "thriving middle class."
Obama went on to state:
"That’s our goal, and I know that’s the goal of all of you as well.
So I look forward to our partnering--and with that, what I want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions."
Everything Old Is New Again...
As reported by TownHall.com last December, during a meeting with various business leaders and CEOs before a single question was asked, Obama ordered reporters out of the conference stating of the reporters want of information, "they probably got enough."
As covered by The Washington Post in early 2011, Obama added to his accolades a so-called "transparency award" by a coalition of various governmental watchdog groups.
Unfortunately, the entire function was behind closed doors.
The press wasn't allowed access.
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