Brit Hume: Obama Deliberately Ignored Major Networks at Presser to Avoid Tough Questions
Fox News’ Brit Hume was bewildered at the complete lack of hard-hitting questions at President Obama‘s press conference on Tuesday, calling out Obama for ignoring the network TV correspondents because, as Hume saw it, they are traditionally tougher on presidents than other journalists.
Hume explained to Greta Van Susteren why he found the lack of any challenging questions at all so appalling.
“There’s a long tradition among network correspondents that cover the White House of asking presidents of both parties challenging questions. They may sympathize with the president, but they ask challenging questions. No network correspondents were called on today.”
Hume said this was “obviously deliberate,” adding that no one asked a thing about the Obamacare roll-out or challenged him on his debt ceiling remarks.
Earlier in the day, Hume fired off a series of tweets slamming the lack of challenging questions at the presser.
Watch the video below, via Fox News:
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