May 10th, 2009
06:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Reliable Sources: Obama praises the press

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama's recent, much anticipated speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner turned from light-hearted to serious when the commander in chief addressed the role of the press in the country's democracy. Watch this clip from CNN's Reliable Sources.


Filed under: President Obama • State of the Union
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Jaik

    That was hilarious. Great speech writing and excellent delivery . that too without a teleprompter ... Good Job Pres..

    May 10, 2009 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  2. Millie McGuire

    Poor showing for a president of the US.

    May 10, 2009 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  3. Marty, Grand Rapids Mi

    The press is increasingly failing our democracy. Media in our culture is sourced from too few sources that only care about making money and furthering their agenda. They also focus on trivial topics that only serve as gossip. Remember, news is only news if it covers topics people don't want you to know. Anything else is just free advertising. We need more objective investigative reporting and less sensationalized "news" (aka fox and msnbc). News from PBS remains the best of the bunch and I worry about the news papers going down and not providing us the investigative reporting we desperately need.

    May 10, 2009 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  4. anita

    May the joke be with you America

    May 10, 2009 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  5. jaye

    I love our new President and his family.
    God has blessed our country with a great man to lead us out of the 8 years of republican war, torture, ruined economy, and shame brought upon our great country by Bush, Cheney, and the rest of the republican party.

    May 10, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  6. Kat

    well, of course he praised them, they got him elected. hope for his sake that love affair continues.

    May 10, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  7. RR

    He should praise the press. They're firmly in his court and have done more to boost his poll numbers than anyone in his administration!

    Heaven forbid the press talk about his broken promises on the budget or letting people read bills for 5 days before signing or the massive debt he's putting us in!

    May 10, 2009 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  8. The Death of America by Obama

    WHAT A JOKE!! obama lies and the press swears to it.
    The press in this country is a disgrace and a joke.

    May 10, 2009 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  9. dale norman

    The press is very disapointing, hiding iformation that people need to know and decide for themselves. It's ugly and people know the press is both lying and witholding information for them. The press will will continus to lose followers with this tactic. Besides, the press is suppose to work for the people, not the politicians. People are now making fun of the press.

    May 10, 2009 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  10. Linda

    Of course Obama praises the press; they handed him the White House.

    May 10, 2009 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  11. chance golden

    I agree that he should aplaud them. however the government itself should be more forthcoming with the press thereby enabling the press to be evev more effective

    May 10, 2009 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |