Washington (CNN) – After the signing of the Freedom of Press Act on Monday, President Obama declined to take any questions from the press.
And from the New York Times:
The ceremony on Monday raised some eyebrows as well because the White House restricted media access as the president signed a free press bill. The event was open only to a pool of reporters and photographers who report back to their colleagues. It also came at a time when Mr. Obamaâ€™s administration is seeking to force a New York Times reporter, James Risen, to testify about his sources for a book in which he reported on a secret effort to undermine Iranâ€™s nuclear program.
Did Obama’s concern for press unfettered by government interference and intimidation arise before or after he had his goons try to take down Fox News, or Anita Dunn, founder of the “I-heart-Mao” fan club, bragged that Team Obama “controls” the news media?