So would Milbank suggest this is essentially the same as Bush’s Jeff Gannon moment? June 24, 2009Posted by Evil Bender in News and politics.
Obama asking a reporter who was covering Iran for a question from an Iranian is, according to Milbank, “theater.” He further blathered
During the eight years of the Bush administration, liberal outlets such as the Huffington Post often accused the White House of planting questioners in news conferences to ask preplanned questions. But here was Obama fielding a preplanned question asked by a planted questioner — from the Huffington Post.
While Milbank is wrong on the substance, one also wonders if he can honestly believe that alerting a reporter that he might be called on is in any way equivalent to the administration that brought us “Jeff Gannon.”
That’s serious journalism for ya, folks.