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Obama criticizes media coverage of town hall meetings

August 14, 2009
(Roger Wilson/News-Press)

(Roger Wilson/News-Press)

President Obama today criticized the news media’s coverage of town hall meetings on the federal healthcare reform bill .

According to an AP article, Obama told a crowd in Montana that cameras and journalists have unfairly focused on the protestors that have attended meetings across the country, rather than the helpful discussion that he argues occured at many of the meetings.

“TV loves a ruckus,” Obama said, according to the article.

“What you haven’t seen on TV, and what makes me proud, are the many constructive meetings going on all over the country,” he continued.

Our own Zain Shauk attended a town hall meeting with Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff in Alahambra earlier this week, and from the video footage he brought back, it definitely was a ruckus…

Read Zain’s account here.

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