Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Like a schoolgirl, McClatchy reporter Steven Thomma feigns outrage to get attention from Obama

If this is a foretaste of White House coverage from McClatchy, the barf bag industry will do well under the Obama administration. Here's The Swamp:

President-elect Barack Obama apologized to McClatchy reporter Steve Thomma at today's press conference for his staff placing the reporter in the "Cubs," not "White Sox" section of the press seating area. Thomma, a White Sox fan, noted the indignity of it all in the pool report he wrote for the benefit of other reporters not in place to observe the scene.

The light moment gave Obama a chance to make a point that some might interpret as a slap at some other administration. The Bush Administration perhaps?

President-elect Obama: All right. We've got -- I'm going to call on Steve Thomma. Where's Steve? And the reason I'm going to call on Steve: I understand that as a lifelong White Sox fan, you were placed in the Cubs section yesterday, and I want to apologize for that. It -- I -- this is also part of the new way of doing business. When we make mistakes we admit them. So.
Thomma: Well, thank you, sir. That's the change we need --
President-elect Obama: That's the -- (laughs) --
Thomma: on behalf of White Sox fans. (Laughing.)


Hardy har. Thomma's antics have been chronicled on this blog before. In August, Thomma wrote a piece claiming liberal ideas are more popular than conservative ideas -- he interviewed 5 Democrats and zero Republicans to make his case. In September, I noted Thomma completely misrepresented a quote from Sarah Palin. Jammie Wearing Fool took Thomma (affectionately called "McClatchy Nitwit") apart here.
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't we ever accept things for what they are....funny? If they really wanted there could be a lot of "jabs at Bush". Look where we are today "BROKE". Please Bush apologize for that, please.

McClatchy Watch said...

Obama and the reporter are teaming up to jab at Bush -- granted, some people might find that funny.

But the reporter is supposed to cover Obama.

I have a hunch most MSM journalists agree with the 1:11 commenter, and the next 4 years will be about jabbing Bush and giving Obama a pass.

Anonymous said...

Man, if that's what you call taking Thoma "apart," you're dumber than I initially thought you were. And that was pretty dumb.

Archer05 said...

You are exactly right. Every bad happening in the world has been the fault of GWB for almost eight years. Given that liberal pattern of guilt placement, Obama should expect to inherit all the future wrongs. Yeah right, the press can’t even bring itself to place some of the blame for the mortgage meltdown on Democrats. Remember the snarky remark about Nancy Reagan? Class tells as they say.

Anonymous said...

Yep the country does agree with 1:11. So get over it.

Anonymous said...

Here's the "change": reporters yuck it up with President (elect) Obama, and take jabs at Bush.

Anonymous said...

Yep the country does agree with 1:11. So get over it.
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At the rate he is abandoning you, prepare to be hearing, "Get over it" yourself, very soon.

Anonymous said...

5:19 I don't need to get over it. WE WON!! For at least 4 years it will be just the way I wanted it.

Anonymous said...

Wait until Obama starts handing out nicknames (a la Bush) and sit back and wait for any probing questions. There won't be any.