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By Jamie Weinstein

Senior Editor

The Daily Caller

After a Golf weekend in Florida avoiding the press, President Barack Obama returned to the White House Monday night, where he faced screaming reporters trying to hold him accountable by asking, in unison, “Did you beat Tiger?”

According to the White House pool report, Obama returned to the White House at 8:10 p.m. on Marine One. As he exited the helicopter on the South Lawn and made his way towards the South Portico, a group of reporters demanded to know whether the president vanquished golfing legend Tiger Woods, his Sunday golf companion.

The president appeared to have heard the question and cracked a smile, according to the pool report, but just continued on his way.

The probing question followed a weekend in which reporters “expressed extreme frustration,” in the words of White House Correspondents Association president and Fox News correspondent Ed Henry, over their lack of access to Obama during his golfing sojourn. (RELATED: Why didn’t Obama allow press to cover golf weekend?)

“Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend,” Henry said in a statement Sunday. “There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency.”

According to Politico, on his way back from Florida on Air Force One, President Obama did talk to the traveling press for 10 minutes, but only off the record.

White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest defended the press’ access — or lack thereof — in a statement Sunday.

“The press access granted by the White House today is entirely consistent with the press access offered for previous presidential golf outings,” he said. “It’s also consistent with the press access promised to the White House Press Corps prior to arrival in Florida on Friday evening.”

 

 
 
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  • http://www.facebook.com/jean.sherrill1 Jean Sherrill

    if the only questions the press had concerned who won the golf games I really don’t care if they have access or not.

    • Wayne Neva

      That’s true. Aren’t there deeper questions you can ask? But even if the tougher questions get asked, I’m used to hearing an evasive response anyways.

  • pamdix

    Where was the press hiding during Benghazi? And Fast and Furious? Why don’t they care that he inadvertently let four Americans die? Oh, it’s only when it’s something that makes him look good? Go suck eggs, MSM zombies. Who cares?

    • Wayne Neva

      Thankfully, Congress (inspite of our lame stream media) investigates Benghazi and Fast&Furious. They demanded answers from Holder, and Oama went to his defense and stone walled the questioning. Benghazi, Congress found fault with Clinton and Obama. Will anything become of this? Answer is NO, but I would LOVE to see Obama face some justice.
      I love your questions.