Conservatives Are Furious Obama Allowed Women To Ask Questions At Press Conference (VIDEO)

President Obama’s end-of-the-year press conference was shocking to some, in that he answered exactly eight questions — all from women. This decision to focus on women was not in any way an error, either.

“The fact is, 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,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. “As the questioner list started to come together, we realized that we had a unique opportunity to highlight the fact at the president’s closely watched, end-of-the-year news conference.”

According to CBS, TV reporters were warned in advance that the President planned to take questions from reporters who are not commonly called upon. The eight reporters President Obama chose were Carrie Budoff Brown of Politico, Cheryl Bolen from Bloomberg, Julie Pace of the Associated Press, Lesley Clark from McClatchy, Roberta Rampton of Reuters, Colleen M. Nelson from the Wall Street Journal, Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post, and finally April Ryan of American Urban Radio.

 

Naturally, conservatives are furious. Over at the cesspool known as Breitbart, commenters unleashed on the President for recognizing hard-working and little-“loved” female reporters:

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The wonderful audience at The Blaze shares similar sentiments:

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Fox News’ Ed Henry joked that he was “outraged for men everywhere,” attempting to pretend that he was not genuinely angry. Instead, he chose to denigrate the women for the questions they chose to ask — the implication being that men would have handled the situation better.

“Frankly some of the questions just didn’t press him,” he said. “There’s so much going on right now and the questions were trailing off. The president was almost like, let me remember what you asked because it was so unmemorable.”

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Some may accuse the President of “sexism,” though only an absolute moron would see giving female reporters proper recognition as discriminatory. Perhaps detractors should consider that the representatives of organizations permitted to question the President happened to be female — which is a positive sign in our society.

Or, of course, we can continue to whine and complain that men weren’t handed everything — again.