Sweet! Media Whine About No Barry Photo Ops At Nuke Photo Op

Can someone get Dana Milbank a waaaaaaahm-bulance?

World leaders arriving in Washington for President Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit must have felt for a moment that they had instead been transported to Soviet-era Moscow.

They entered a capital that had become a military encampment, with camo-wearing military police in Humvees and enough Army vehicles to make it look like a May Day parade on New York Avenue, where a bicyclist was killed Monday by a National Guard truck.

In the middle of it all was Obama — occupant of an office once informally known as “leader of the free world” — putting on a clinic for some of the world’s greatest dictators in how to circumvent a free press.

The only part of the summit, other than a post-meeting news conference, that was visible to the public was Obama’s eight-minute opening statement, which ended with the words: “I’m going to ask that we take a few moments to allow the press to exit before our first session.”

Reporters for foreign outlets, admitted for the first time to the White House press pool, got the impression that the vaunted American freedoms are not all they’re cracked up to be.

So, how’s that hopey changey thing working out for you, Dana? Say, can you tell us when the press was excluded by President Bush? Other than not allowing you jackals to take pictures of returning KIA caskets (say, why aren’t you splashing those on the front page now that Obama is president? Not that I want to see them, but, seems kind of a double standard).

But, yeah, I can understand y’all being a bit upset about no photo ops, since

It’s almost as if Obama did something for show and not, I don’t know, real results.

Let’s go back to something funny from Dana, to end it up

In the middle of it all was Obama — occupant of an office once informally known as “leader of the free world” — putting on a clinic for some of the world’s greatest dictators in how to circumvent a free press.

He was also using the occassion to get chummy with some of the world’s greatest dictators, too, Dana. You could have left the “free press” part out and it would have been super wonderful.

That said, it isn’t really wise to piss off the press, even if they were your biggest cheerleaders during your campaign. Kick a loving dog too many times, it’ll take your ankle off.

Via Allah.

Oops. Looks like Obama has snubbed another ally, this time, Georgia, and their president, Mikheil Saakashvili. I’ll have to add it to the list.

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