It’s good to be king. Even when you’re visiting a foreign country. In South Africa, Saturday, Barack Obama admonished “my press” to “behave” – after they had the audacity to ask too many questions.
“Americans, behave yourselves,” he said, during a joint press conference with South African President Jacob Zuma, as reported by breitbart.com. Obama complained – as he has in the past – that “my press” tries to squeeze “three or four or five questions in there,” while complimenting Zuma on his more obedient media.
The Associated Press noted that “both U.S. and South African reporters asked multi-part questions,” while confirming Obama’s description of U.S. journalists as “his press corps.”
In March, during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the president
scolded NBC reporter Chuck Todd for asking several questions, saying an Israeli reporter who asked only one question had “behaved” better. It’s good to be king.
Obama’s disdain for the press is not only widely known, it is puzzling as well – given the sycophantic effort by the majority of the “mainstream” media to protect him at all costs.
All in all, a word of wisdom to the Obama media: Behave yourselves. Musn’t upset the king.