Obama departs from tradition, skips questions from major papers

March 25th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Mar.25 (ANI): In quite a departure from his first press conference on February 9, President barrack Obama avoided taking questions from the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal or USA Today, and according to experts, this may not sit well with the already insecure newspaper industry.
Obama opened things up to a wider variety of outlets, including Spanish-language television, a military news outlet, and black-oriented media. It’’s another example of the White House going over the typical Washington press corps “filter.”
He answered questions from AP, NBC, ABC, CBS, Univision, Stars and Stripes, CNN, Fox News, POLITICO, Ebony, ABC Radio, Washington Times and AFP.
The only newspapers that got a question in were the Washington Times, Stars and Stripes, and POLITICO — although the latter is known by many, especially outside DC, as primarily a website. (ANI)

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