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Study: Desperate for attention, White House reporters abandon tough questions

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Politics,White House,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets
A groundbreaking new study of White House press conferences over the past 23 years reveals that the events are in a death spiral, especially under President Obama. Reporters, desperate to keep the press conferences alive, have switched to asking easy questions in a bid to coax the president to host more of them, the study says. Noting that the days when reporters like Sam Donaldson and Helen...