Some argue the annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner is just another example of how cozy the press has become with the White House, leading to its failure to objectively digest the spin put forth by an administration.
However, last night as the media prepared for this annual tradition, CNN’s Brian Stelter suggested that coziness isn’t exactly a problem with the current Obama administration. In fact, to the contrary, Stelter noted that the Obama administration is in many ways the least transparent administration ever.
“The reality of this administration,” he said, “is access is very limited. In many ways, this is the least transparent administration ever in terms of access by media to what’s going on in this administration.”
CNN White House Correspondent Michelle Kosinski agreed that it’s “extremely controlled” and how colleagues have relayed that same idea that the Obama administration “give[s] you what they want to give you.”