Aug 14, 2009

Video: Obama town hall orchestrated and controlled

Is the press corps starting to tire of the Obama Administration?

Even CBS White House correspondent Chip Reid (in the center of photo), along with Helen Thomas (in the left of photo), the consummate supporter of all things liberal, called Obama’s town hall meeting "orchestrated," "tightly-controlled," and seemingly "less transparent" than any previous White House occupants had ever dared.

Chip Reid and Helen Thomas double teamed Robert Gibbs (as shown in the video below) at the daily press briefing on the "tightly controlled" town hall meeting President Obama held on health care. Gibbs kept saying lets have this discussion AFTER the meeting.

Helen Thomas accused the White House of "controlling the press." She said almost all White House/Obama events are "prepackaged." She accused the White House of not "having any answers."

(click on picture to see video)