Fox News correspondent Ed Henry, president of the White House Correspondents Assn., lodged a complaint on behalf of the org over the weekend for the lack of access given to them as President Obama hit the links in Florida, including a round with Tiger Woods.
Henry tells Politico that “this is a fight for more access, period.” He expressed frustration that Obama was not made available even for a photo op.The press corps has complained about
access to other events, as well as meetings that Obama had that were not placed on the official schedule. That included a meeting with donors the Friday before the inauguration, and a meeting with young Hollywood celebrities and other creative types last year when he was in Los Angeles.
Obama did seem to try a “make good”: A 10-minute session with the press pool on the way back from Florida on Monday evening. But that conversation was “off the record.” So it’s unlikely that a pretty distant relationship between Obama and the press corps will suddenly get all warm and fuzzy.
Meanwhile, as Obama was golfing, Vice Presdent Joseph Biden was skiing in Snowmass, Colo., and taking a break for photo ops for anyone who was around. Photo via Tim Johnson of Johnson Production Group.