White House reporters complain Obama is shutting them out
By Sam Youngman
February 2, 2011
White House reporters criticized President Obama on Wednesday for providing too little information and access to the media during the crisis in Egypt.
In a letter to White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, the White House Correspondents' Association said its reporters have been left in the dark too often in recent days.
“Prior to the president's statement Tuesday night, the press corps had not received a substantive update from the White House all day on the situation in Egypt,” the letter read. “In addition, the press corps did not have an on-camera briefing, or an off-camera gaggle, with you yesterday to ask the White House about its decision-making process during this major foreign policy crisis.