Monday, February 18, 2013

Obama And The Invisible Golf Game!

Is there anyone in the country that hasn't heard that President Obama played golf with Tiger Woods this weekend? Do we know what he shot?  Or what Tiger shot?  How many bogeys?  Holes in one? Birdies?  Nary a word.

And oh, how the White House Press Association is whining.  At least according to FOX correspondent Ed Henry.  They had to go a whole weekend without access to the President of the United States! What if something would have happened?  The people would want to know!  There's a lot we've wanted to know but the press is the last place we're going to learn it from.  Twitter may actually be more reliable as to breaking news if not accuracy!

When I first heard the news I thought it was a joke - about how this was supposed to be such a transparent administration yet they were denied access to the golf game.  I especially thought it was a joke because Ed Henry was the spokesperson for the association.  It needed to come from some place other than FOX to have any credibility.

I caught a short segment with Megan Kelly, also of FOX, wondering if it was because the President was playing with Woods, a man of tarnished character.  All his womanizing with porn stars and such.

Somehow I doubt that entered into consideration.  I'd be more likely to think it was because of Woods' prowess as one of the best golfers in the world bar none and a little privacy was desirable. How transparent does this guy have to be?  Are they worried someone might photo shop a picture of Obama getting a hole in one or Tiger whacking a real pigeon rather than clay with an errant ball and them not being there to reliably report the truth of it?

Well, it gave me a good laugh with which to start the week.  All I can do is ask where they've been when the hate spewing rappers preform at the White House or when Obama was a known friend of Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers.  That was a long time ago.

How about more recently with the questions about Benghazi still lingering unanswered? For years the press has studiously been protecting this President by cherry picking what they report. Now all of a sudden they get upset over this?  And they allow FOX to front it?  Well, that's a sure way to protect themselves from unfavorable fall out such as this. I doubt you'll ever hear it on MSNBC.

There are many things I'd like to have the President sit down and explain but I'll give him a pass on this.   I hope you had a good game Mr. President.  I'm glad you came through unscathed.

I'm still shaking my head as I write this.  Has the press corp really diminished themselves to this degree of irrelevance? Yep, I believe the answer is pretty transparent - they have.  


Betty said...

I had the same reaction when I turned on CNN and they were having a panel discussion on: Whether the American people have a RIGHT to see a picture of Pres. Obama playing golf with Tiger. From there the discussion went downhill until they started a discussion of whether the president has any business playing golf while we are "at war." That's when I changed the station to Matlock. The stupidity is everywhere.

Margie's Musings said...

What possible difference does it make if the president plays golf with anyone?

I am reading a book called "The Presidents" and the author says all past presidents know what a stressful job the presidency is and no one should care how many breaks they take from the job.

And the press shouldn't have to have access to him at all times. Who cares whether a photo is taken of him and Tiger?

The secret service is the only required force that should have accompanied him.