Thursday, May 27, 2010

Obama Battered By The Press At The White House

U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama faced an onslaught of heavy criticism today from journalists, during a formal press conference held at the White House, in Washington, D.C.

The press contingent hammered the President on a number of topics, such as his administration's weak response to the oil spill in Louisiana, comparing it to the Hurricane Katrina fiasco.

It has been revealed, more oil is spilling into the ocean, than originally estimated, creating massive pollution that could reach Western Europe. The press slammed Obama for ignoring help from 15 of the 17 nations that offered assistance, not "vacuuming" the area using ships to soak up excess oil, as well as disregarding the ideas of a local Louisiana politician, who seeks the construction of a barrier island to mitigate the damage from the spill.

Democratic Congressman Sestak was also mentioned, as a politician that was allegedly given some form of incentive not to run, during a congressional race for public office. The subject of the U.S./Mexico border was also discussed, as a number of troops have been deployed to the area.

It was by far, President Barack Obama's worst press conference. At times he seemed lost, while in other moments he appeared disheartened and embarrassed. The questions were hard hitting, but a number of issues have been inadequately addressed by his administration and the press seized on the opportunity to get some answers. Needless to say, the gloves came off.