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Obama Avoids The Press

By Super Admin

U.S President, Barack Obama, who as a candidate vowed an unprecedented level of transparency, has of late been avoiding questions from the White House press corps and news conferences.

Obama has also closed the traditionally informal question – answer sessions with reporters at the Oval Office.

The President has not held a formal press conference in the last 19 weeks, that is since July 22, which does not have very good memories either. In the last press meet he waded into a racial controversy by saying that a white police officer acted stupidly when he arrested a black Harvard professor.

Its surprising that Obama took only a handful of questions when he attended the joint news briefings along with Chinese President, Hu Jintao, Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and the South Korean President, Lee Myung Bak.

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Story first published: Friday, December 4, 2009, 11:02 [IST]
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