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Thursday, May 1, 2014

White House Correspondents Survey

Politico has published a survey of White House correspondents.  Some findings:
  • 61% said press briefings should be changed from their current form;
  • 61% said White House officials sometimes complain to them about stories;
  • 53% said "Are you kidding?" when asked how often in the last week they had interviewed White House officials who do not work in the communications or press office;
  • 41% said that the Bush administration was more forthcoming with reporters than the Obama administration, while only 5% said the reverse;
  • 42% said the Obama administration is the most secretive White House they had covered;
  • 50% said that a White House official had lied to them;
  • 39% said that a White House official had sworn at them.