The White House Press Corps -- appropriately -- has complained that President Barack Obama hasn't faced the media and taken questions very often. With his first comments since BP plugged -- sort of -- the leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and with all the pent-up curiosity that the reporters must have, we sat up straight this morning when the president said "I'll take a couple of questions" after his Rose Garden statement.
Take a deep breath and scroll to 2:10.
The reporter who asked the ridiculous question was somebody named Paula Cruickshank who works for something named CCH News. She didn't get a chance to follow up on his answer.
Did the video get pulled? If its the CCH I'm thinking of, I'm guessing they may have.
This is only one example of the WH press corps asking ridiculous questions when there are serious issues at stake. The writer could list a weekly compilation of “Dereliction of media duty” posts, it is a target rich environment.
The WH press corps is a captive, isolated lot focusing on trivial issues. The scorn they receive is self inflicted.