Watch President Obama Call Only On Female Members Of The Press At His Year-End Press Conference
President Obama held his last press conference of 2014 today, and when it was time for questions, he intentionally called only on female members of the press. Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained:
“There are many women from a variety of news organizations who day-in and day-out do the hard work of covering the President of the United States. As the questioner list started to come together, we realized that we had a unique opportunity to highlight that fact at the President’s closely-watched, end of the year news conference.”
It’s pretty funny, too — at the last question, a male member of the press tries to ask a question and President Obama just blazes right past him to call on another woman. It’s a nice little nod to women working in a field that, like so many others, has traditionally been dominated by men.
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