Obama Makes White House Press Corps Members Sad


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Aw. President Obama is making members of the White House press corps sad. He won’t let them photograph him on the golf course in Florida. They’re stuck sitting on a bus doing nothing all day while he golfs with Tiger Woods. How can the object of their adoration continue to treat them so poorly?

The White House Correspondents Association expressed “extreme frustration” with the Obama administration Sunday for refusing press access to President Barack Obama’s golf weekend — including an appearance by golf legend Tiger Woods.

“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.”

(This reporter, like nearly all White House correspondents, is a member of the WHCA.)

Obama golfed with donors on Saturday at the Floridian Yacht and Golf Club in Florida, with former Woods coach Butch Harmon providing pointers on several holes, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. Woods himself played with the president on Sunday, which Earnest confirmed once they had already hit the links. News photographers sought access to photograph Obama on the course but were repeatedly denied, according to the White House pool report. (Read More)