President Transparency takes questions — after shooing press from the room

We’ve suspected for a long time that President Obama would like nothing more than to clear out the press, but it’s a little shocking to hear him actually say it — to a room full of reporters, no less.

President Obama and the press are best friends forever; we have no doubts about that. The relationship has hit a bit of a rough patch since the inauguration, though, with reporters openly expressing their displeasure over being shut out of the president’s golf date with Tiger Woods. Today’s snub at the National Governors Association meeting did little to smooth things over.

Cheer up, everyone. You have four more years of this to cover. Ever have the feeling you’ve been used?

  • V the K

    Wow. It’s like the preezy has realized the press are his adoring, insecure girlfriends and the more he abuses and neglects them, the more they will desperately try to win him back.

    • Karl Morey

      I’m a little horrified at how apt that comparison is…

      • Marvin Nelson

        Actually, I am quite horrified by the analogy, which is SO true!

      • Seriously?


        • Adela Wagner

          I know I got a little “goosebumply”…very astute V

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      • Tangchung

        And another beating coming

    • Tangchung

      Obama kicks them to the curb again

    • tjp77

      The press is Rihanna and Obama is Chris Brown.

      • Heather_A

        Pretty much. #welp


    • Shawn Smith

      Yeah, if they’d ever criticized him or held him accountable, he might worry about their reaction to a snub like this. As it is, he owns them and he knows it.

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  • TocksNedlog

    “What I want to do is clear out the press so we can take some questions.”
    — And people say this guy can’t tell jokes.

  • Joe W.

    The press has less dignity than a $10 street walker.

    • CatHerder

      These days, yeah.

    • Tangchung

      Obama the pimp just bitch slapped them again.

    • Marvin Nelson

      Hey, don’t insult the street walker.

  • EastValleyConservative

    They’ll only stay mad a day or so. And even if they are angry, no report will ever prove it.

  • unominous

    I think someone put a Monty Python script on the TOTUS

  • KansasGirl

    I have a feeling he did a “Don Corleone” on his…”guests”.

  • PennyRobinsonFanClub

    “But he wouldn’t hit me like this if he didn’t really care!”

  • Ben Bollman

    lol He doesn’t need them anymore since he won reelection, it’s nice to see them get a big helping of “I told you so”

  • nc

    The drunken cheerleaders have been unquestioningly faithful, but even BHO can push too far. A few have started to complain, and once it becomes acceptable to sober up, they will realize what he’s turned them into. They will then turn on him and, please God, TAKE HIM DOWN.

  • putthehammerdown

    Memo from Barry, The Cool Guy: Hey there, Press guys, girls and all you ‘questioning’ folks :
    You’re being sent a message, kids. Step over my line and get a slappin’, or next time your pet might just not be there when you get home……..and check your medicine cabinet really closely……….

  • Adela Wagner

    At any other time in history, this would have ended up being every reporters story. Public Outcry?…*chirp* *chirp*…

  • Cynthia Flanagan

    So transparent huh? I am amazed at how this guy is still in office. I am sure the followers are the same as those of Jim Jones!

    • Den Beckner

      yea so whats next? koolaide?

  • StarDust5062

    He’s pissin’ off the Seals, pissin’ off the Marines, pissin’ off the press…wonder which one will get fed up first?

    • Den Beckner

      all at once?