Over at the conservative media blog Newsbusters, Tom Blumer has unearthed an Oct. 14, 1987 AP story by Christopher Connell that asks, “Why do grown men and women shout at President Reagan?”
In the piece, Connell explains and justifies aggressive behavior by reporters that cover the White House.
“Grown men and women are shouting at President Reagan at the top of their lungs,” Connell wrote. “They do it for a living.”
Connell noted that the shouting even took place at ceremonies, but he ultimately blamed Reagan and his aides.
“Aides … have sharply curtailed opportunities for the press corps to engage the president under more civil circumstances,” the article states.
Blumer noted that this aggressiveness by the White House Press Corps occurred throughout both of Reagan’s terms, likely in an attempt to make the president seem “aloof and stand-offish.”
Blumer added that Reagan was more open with the media than Obama, who pre-selects reporters to ask questions at press conferences.
(h/t Tom Blumer, Newsbusters)
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This bastard knows no shame and would not tell the truth even if he was hanging by a thread above the Grand Canyon. There is only one way to end this scandal riddled, corrupt beyond any stretch of the imagination, economy murdering administration. Come November 6th, Vote Romney!
Tom in NC