Eight years of press leg-humping the president earns them a pat on the head from Obama as he leaves office.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 18, 2017
President Obama began his final news conference by picking up where Josh Earnest left off and reminding the gathered media what their job is:
Obama on WH press corps: "You’re not supposed to be sycophants, you’re supposed to be skeptics. You’re supposed to ask me tough questions.”
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) January 18, 2017
"You're not supposed to be sycophants. You're supposed to be skeptics," Obama tells White House press corps, subtweeting Trump
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) January 18, 2017
Pres. Obama to press: "You're not supposed to be complimentary. You're supposed to cast a critical eye on folks who hold enormous power." pic.twitter.com/sTKl34FlrQ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 18, 2017
Hey, better late than never:
*Now that I'm leaving office, do your job* https://t.co/2RNS9yiLho
— WhigsnTwigs (@WhigsnTwigs) January 18, 2017
@jeneps After 8 years of the press being sycophants now he tells you?
— Hudson Taylor (@HudsonTaylor17) January 18, 2017
It's a bit late for that. The press corps was too busy acting like teenage girls at a Beatles show, circa '65. https://t.co/5JIsrVfIcT
— Fishing With Fredo (@FishingwFredo) January 18, 2017
Barack Obama: "You are not supposed to be sycophants, you are supposed to be skeptics"
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) January 18, 2017