First Lady’s Office Holds ‘Listen Only’ and ‘Invitation Only’ Conference Calls for Reporters
(CNSNews.com) – On Tuesday, the office of the First Lady Michelle Obama sponsored several conference calls featuring administration officials discussing Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to combat childhood obesity but “with listen-only lines for the media,” according to The Washington Daybook. On Wednesday, Mrs. Obama personally conducted a conference call for “online media” that was “by invitation only,” according to the Daybook.
Traditionally, conference calls that public figures in DC hold for the media allow the reporters who join the call to ask at least a few questions. The White House did not respond to inquiries from CNSNews.com about these “invitation only” and “listen only” conference calls for news media sponsored by the first lady’s office.
If the First Lady is so excited to promote her “Let’s Move” campaign, why not interact with the press and provide answers from inquiries? Seems more like she wants to control her message. Or rather it could be she didn’t want to answer any questions about the White House Super Bowl Party Menu.
Posted by DCG
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