Washington (CNN) - After the signing of the Freedom of Press Act on Monday, President Obama declined to take any questions from the press.
During a pooled press event in the Oval Office, President Obama was asked if he would take a couple questions.
"You're certainly free to ask the question," Obama told the reporters in the room. "I won't be answering, I'm not doing a press conference today, but we'll be seeing you in the course of the week."
President Obama was referring to the press availability he will likely hold following his meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Traditionally, these events are known as "two and two's" referring to the number of questions each country's group of reporters will be allowed to ask.
Classless as always.
Hey, Lib Trolls, no squauking over this glaring example of Obama's hypocrisy? Oh, I forgot, Comedy Central didn't report this so you didn't get the news. Libs are soooo predictable.
Barack Obama – The worst president ever.
I love how Obama is mistreating the very people (the "main stream media") who hid his controversies and liberal agenda to get him elected! I hope the press event with the Mexican President is only a photo op with a press pool photographer!
He is the only president who is afraid of Press Conference. Everybody should know why.
The teleprompter must have been broken. Or maybe the people who do Obama's thinking for him are on holiday.
Obama decilned to take questions. SO?
why is this news???
Typical. Not such a brilliant man when the teleprompter doesn't feed him lines, now is he?
Can't say that I blame him one bit.
When the media does NOTHING to dispel the lies, and hate unfairly heaped upon this President why should he make himself always available to you? You guys are like parasitic leeches. You give press, A LOT of press to the irrelevant and hateful ramblings of Sarah Palin. Eeven if it demoralizes the country and creates an atmosphere of HATE, you'd rather report on the shifting lies of a TOTAL NOBODY like Palin, then assist in rebuilding the morale of this country by at least NOT reporting rating-building LIES.
You should be ashamed of yourselveslf. You are no where near in possessing the integrity and grit and fearlessness displayed by foreign reporters in let's say Mexico. These reporters risk their lives in reporting the truth about the drug cartels there. Oh no, you're NOT in that category! I don't know what you call yourselves these days but you ARE NOT the press of yesteryear. As a group you lack integrity and laudable purpose.
I'd make you sit and wait, and wait, and wait too.
This is the chickens comin' home to roost for all you big time Obama supporters! You swallowed every word of his phony hope and change story and this is the reality, proof positive, of what he really is! A bad mistake was made in Nov., 2008 and thank God is wasn't by my vote but we all still have to live with the phoniest, most unqualified person ever to hold the office! Disgraceful! Just disgraceful! He like PT Barnum believed there is a sucker born every minute and 52 million of you were born in Nov., 2008!
Smart move Obama, its OK you don't have much longer to worry about your Socialist Party from Canada. You, Pelosi, Ried and the rest of that loser team for America are done!!! Who will CNN Support after that?????
"Freedom of Press Act" What kind of stupid crap is this? What is the 1st Amendment then?
I like this.
The Press is obnoxious and needs to be put in check every now and then.
They let politicians lie to the public and put it on the airways without challenging blantantly false claims .... for example "Death Panels".
The press has a responsibility to do something useful with the access they seek under the 1st Ammendment. If they don't ... and they haven't ... then they don't deserve special favorable treatment.
So, "Our Leader" says..."You're certainly free to ask the question," Obama told the reporters in the room. "I won't be answering".......
oooops, guess someone forgot to load the 'Obama Teleprompter'
It's no wonder he doesn't take questions. He doesn't have a good one for any of the failures, blunders and current or pending disasters that have characterized his Presidency.
I only have one question: When does he resign?
Teleprompter on the fritz uhbama?
In a previous article, several Fox snoozers felt that all media but the right wingnut operations of Rupert did not report the truth. They should really check out C Span and PBS. It is a good way to discover that Fox is a joke, full of half baked conspiracy theories. If you watch Hannity's show until he tells his first lie and turn off the TV, you will have 59 minutes of quality time to spend with your family.
Typical CNN nonsense. How can you put up this piece on the Freedom of the Press Act without even briefly explaining what the act is? The news isn't if Obama took or didn't take questions, the news it that the act was signed. Another reason why I would never pay to read the "news."
i.e., He has not studied or practiced his politically correct / filtered socialist manifesto. All this 24X7 media presenting facts to the American people has put too much pressure on Obama, causing him to not be ready to deal with them at this time.
That is funny. Freedom of the Press but I am not answering any questions.
I'm not surprised that he didn't take questions! Had he done so he knew he would have been asked about his efforts to silence the conservative media here
No telepromter present, so no questions allowed. I guess Axelrod was in the bathroom or something.
Way to go, rename him Fidel Hugo Obama. Look what he did to Fox News last year. Of course it only boosted their ratings, while all the news media that coddles this corrupt slimy president fell.
Ohhhh the irony!
what a charming was to behave!