Barack Obama held a press conference today. While the availability may have assuaged concerns about the press' unprecedented lack of access to Obama, it did nothing to allay concerns that he calls on that jerk Chuck Todd too much.
The White House clearly timed today's presser specifically to make the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz, who wrote a nonsensical and self-undermining story just yesterday airing complaints that Obama doesn't talk to reporters enough (!), look and feel stupid — just as Todd's colleagues conspired to make him look and feel stupid by booing him when Obama called on him today. Here's a debate that Lou Dobbs hosted six months ago on CNN on the subject of whether Obama was suffering from overexposure because he talks to reporters too much. Guess which side Kurtz took! Guess!