President Obama floated down from his ivory tower this afternoon to explain himself to the American people. The White House press corps was only too happy to help:

Close … Jay Carney actually gave POTUS a handy-dandy list to keep track of all the sycophants. No, really:

Conspicuously absent from the list: Reporters who have demonstrated a willingness to ask difficult questions.

A trio of Fox News journalists took notice:

Amen. What the American people witnessed today from the press corps wasn’t journalism; it was bootlicking.