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Why the press must continue to challenge Obama on access

Barack ObamaWhite HouseRobert L. GibbsCNN (tv network)MSNBC (tv network)CBS Corp.Tiger Woods

Since his golf outing with Tiger Woods, President Obama has been battling with the press over access. And things only look to get more contentious this week as we move toward sequester Friday.

Here's a look at a wide-ranging discussion of the issues involved that aired Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources" with host Howie Kurtz.

The first video has me engaged with longtime CBS White House correspondent Bill Plante, and Julie Mason, host of "Press Pool" weekdays on the POTUS channel (124) on Sirius XM radio.

The second video features me and Kurtz discussing Robert Gibbs, former Obama press secretary, and David Axelrod, the president's senior strategist in his 2008 and 2012 campaigns, signing on as analysts for MSNBC.

In my book, MSNBC is now an official propaganda arm of the White House.

Take a look.

 

Here's the Axelrod-Gibbs-MSNBC discussion:

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