Media shut out of Romney, Obama lunch; Journos console themselves with fake live tweets

As we reported yesterday, Mitt Romney and President Obama had a date for a lunch summit today. Alas, the media was shut out and did not receive a coveted invite.

Closed press! Oh noes, what are they to do? Unrequited love, it hurts. Looks like they will have to wait for Flickr photos, like the rest of us.

They stake-out the lunch anyway.

The wait pays off, sort of!


Heh. Keep tweeting, Mr. Knoller!

The lunch wallflowers whine.

Maybe Carney will let them crash?

No such luck. Waah! Sorry, lapdogs, they just aren’t that into you.

ABC pitifully makes up its own lunch conversation. Hey, lapdogs can dream about being there, can’t they?

Aww, it’s just like you were there, huh, Rick? Now you have some more material for another junior high poem!

No worries; Twitter journos to the rescue! They will just pretend they are there. Fake lunch tweets begin.

Yuk, yuk, yuk.

And the New Yorker’s Ben Greenman fake live-tweets the lunch.

Alas, it’s over.

Maybe y’all will be invited to the lunch-prom next time, media!

Update: The sad state of affairs, summed up in one tweet.


  • Libs_R_Wrong

    Gee, even white house lunches lack transparency!

  • clintonclark

    Point of Washington and those that reside as Pointless, thanks for a Pointless tweets,

  • Lisa Dean

    It sucks when you can’t eat at the cool kid’s table in school doesn’t MSM. Well, one cool kid’s table that is.

  • irishgirl91

    widdle fewings are hurt. Get used to it, you are now officially redundant. He will call you when it is good for him. You are POTUS booty call, not good enough to talk to, you know, when people might see you together.

  • Peyton

    Romney has lunch in WhiteHouse, raises economic IQ of entire administration 100X. Don’t worry libs Joe Biden will drop by later to put it back in the gutter.

  • RightThinking1

    Bo must be shaking under the Lincoln bed every time the menu is decided.

  • lainer51

    hope MeShell didn’t plan the lunch – poor Mitt will be eating grass and twigs!

    • Hiraghm

      or dog.

  • rant stocks

    WHY! lord WHY!

  • Hiraghm

    Why would Obama invite Romney to a private lunch? Why would Romney accept? More evidence, to me, that this election was a dog-and-pony show worthy of Parador.

  • $1014973

    Was Golden Retriever with bernaise on the menu?

  • Rulz

    Um, are we supposed to feel for you or something? Obama has been your guy since 2008, 2006-07 in some cases?

    A word of advice: Some of you made an 11th-hour endorsement of Romney after refusing to vet Obama for SIX YEARS…..that isn’t enough to turn around the electorate.