Tuesday night President Obama held his second White House press conference. Once again the topic was centered around the current economic crisis and his budget proposal.
It appears the teleprompter crew realized this time around that the speech part of the press conference is directed towards the American people and not the reporters in the room. They finally switched from the two teleprompter layout, with one flanking the President on each side, to the single, center placed teleprompter layout, which is better suited for making the President appear as though he is addressing the viewers at home. So congrats to the Obama administration for only taking two press conferences to figure that out.
After his speech Obama took questions from the press corp. Oddly, he refused to take any questions from financial newspapers like the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal, nor did he take questions from financial networks like CNBC or Bloomberg. Oddly enough, Ebony magazine got their question about the so-called reappearance of tent cities answered.
Why is the President afraid to take questions from people knowledgeable about the economy?