Obamas record 48 questions during 11 pressers since election

December 18th, 2008 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI  

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Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): U.S. President elect Barack Obama has responded to 48 questioners during 11 press conferences since being elected.

The Washington Times Christina Bellantoni is keeping a running count, and reports that Obama has broken the record for number of press conferences held by an incoming potus.

Averaging three to four questions in each, Bellantoni notes who’’s been called on.

He has fielded four questions each from CBS, Associated Press and Reuters.

He has fielded three questions each from the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Bloomberg News.

He has taken two questions each from NBC, CNN, ABC, Politico, Chicago Sun-Times, Wall Street Journal, the Chicago ABC affiliate, National Public Radio and USA Today.

He also has taken one question each from Fox News (my story noting that here), Telemundo, McClatchy, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, the Chicago NBC affiliate, Des Moines Register and Denver Post.

The Washington Times hasn”t been called on so far. Bellantoni, by her own account, has only been at about half the press conferences in Chicago. (ANI)

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