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Monday
Feb182013

White House Correspondents Raging Over Rosie!

Buzzfeed's Zeke Miller reports on the absolute tizzy caused by Tim Rosaforte's GolfDigest.com, Golf World and Golf Channel coverage from The Floridian. The White House Correspondents Association wants to know why they were kept away from the vital-to-world-stability coverage of Barack Obama's golf weekend when "it is not clear how Rosaforte was allowed to report and broadcast from the secured private compound."

Hey, maybe he reserved a room at the resort a few days before because he had a hot tip and was a paid guest? Or maybe he's a member...it does have its privileges!

"Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online, and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend," said Fox News correspondent Ed Henry, the organization's president. "There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency."

You go Rosie!

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Reader Comments (17)

What in tarnation does the WHPC need an association for? Somebody send them a box of pacifiers!
02.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner
I wonder if the male porn star who was given press credentials to WH press room/daily conferences was a member of the ASSN. Ole 43 had his ringer with a loaded question every day.
02.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDigsouth
According to what GC told AP, Rosaforte had access bc he was a member of the Floridian. The WH press corp is being hysterical bc well that's what they do when it comes to issues of presidential access. The thing to keep in mind is that their job depends on having access and breaking stories, & they have to do it playing by strict rules. So when someoe scoops them bc they were allowed access (in this case played by a diff set of rules) well it drives them bonkers.
02.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterElf
To hear the WCHA whine about transparency is the funniest thing i have read in ages...
02.18.2013 | Unregistered Commenterbobby
Quick, call the wahmbulance.
02.18.2013 | Unregistered Commenter3foot1
Rosaforte is one of the best commentators in the game. Equally skilled at writing and TV. His preparation is pretty darned amazing. He's always filled with good facts and inside information. Very likable presence I think.
02.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDoctor
If they show up at Jennings Mill in Athens, I'm all over it.
02.18.2013 | Unregistered CommenterFWIW
The White House achieved its objective to prevent any photo of Tiger and Obama together from your daily paper.
"The White House achieved its objective to prevent any photo of Tiger and Obama together from your daily paper"

that's the real story here that nobody is reporting
02.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D
The media are Obama's minions. They will do and act as he says. they will support him no mattter what and not question anything he does. After the fake outrage that the media was kept away from Obama's luxury golf weekend, the first question they asked, in unison, was 'did you beat tiger' ? they fail to hold the president accountable on anything of importance. fail to ask the tough questions like never before.

A complicit media has strengthened the obama regime. they are being used in obamas political game and don't even realize it. no other dictator in history has ever had a media that didn't support him. the double standard of todays media compared to Bushh or any other president is sickening.
02.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMIchael
have to agree with you michael. the double standard or hypocrisy is cringe worthy.

Just the other day on the set of MSNBC they had a roundtable of hosts giving their favorite racist joke. yes, i'm being serious.
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2013/02/18/happened-msnbc-panel-sits-around-and-tells-race-jokes-air

can you imagine this happening on FoxNews. Apparently anything goes on msnbc, as long as you have convinced public that its fox who's racist. the double standard is real. MSNBC was actually debating whether after obama's term he should be added to mount rushmore??

i'm still trying to figure out after how little obama has accomplished why libs love him so much. Nobel Peace winner, Time person of the Year, and now mount rushmore?
02.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterConnor
Leader of the free world playing golf with America's third most disliked athlete.

Come on folks. Nothing to see here. Move along.
02.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer
Bloomberg is running a story on the issue of press access this morning as well and includes the excerpt:

Still, Obama and his aides must balance the benefits against the risks, Light said. Another downside to the golf trip was that all of Obama’s golf partners were male at a time the president has faced scrutiny over whether enough women hold key political, policy and cabinet posts, he said.

Added to that is that Woods, 37, the No. 2 player in the Official World Golf Ranking, is still rebuilding his image after a 2009 scandal over extramarital affairs derailed his marriage and career.

“You’ve got to be careful,” Light said. “Everything is a signal.
02.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterNeil McGavin
Posts are exactly correct, BO didn't want to be seen with disliked athlete who started off his career moving from CA to FL in order to avoid high CA taxes. Both are deceivers in the worst way.
02.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLadyH
Hey! Benghazi Barack! A few other disgraced Nike Athletes could also benefit from a round of golf to help with their image rebuilding.

Michael Vick, Lance Armstrong, and Oscar Pistorius.
02.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLonny
Or, if Pistorius is unable to post bail, ex-Nike athlete Marion Jones could help with the desparately needed female representation by filling out the foursome.
02.19.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLonny
if this guy is a member, and he did this w/o the owner's knowledge, he should be a former member soon.
02.19.2013 | Unregistered Commentered

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