Obama invites 6 networks to interview him, but only under one condition . . .

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President Obama is finally requesting interviews from real news anchors — but it comes at a price.

They have to ask him about his Supreme Court nominee. Talk about controlling the press.

While the Senate is in recess, Obama is using the time to take his case to the American people to pressure the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate as a whole to make an up and down vote on nominee Judge Merrick Garland.

CNN reported:


Obama appeared on several local TV stations Monday afternoon making the case for Garland. No surprise, they were in markets with vulnerable Senate Republicans who Democrats are trying to pressure to move on the nomination — or pay a steep electoral price.

In Milwaukee, Obama’s target was Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, who has not yet sat down with Garland during the judge’s meet-and-greet tour of the Senate.

 

“What we’re seeing is unprecedented which is the notion that you wouldn’t meet with or provide a hearing or a vote for a nominee that everybody agrees is eminently qualified. I’m glad that Senator Johnson now has finally agreed to meet with him but he says he’s not gonna give him a vote before the election and yet you haven’t heard a good reason for it,” Obama said on WISN.

Another was Cincinnati CBS affiliate WKRC Local 12 News, which sent anchor Cammy Dierking to the White House Monday.

“It has been quite a day,” she said of the experience.

“I was invited to the White House along with five other anchors from around the country, and really the only requirement we had is that one of our questions to President Obama had to do with the Supreme Court nominee, his nominee, Merrick Garland,” she told her viewers.

“I’m really kind of surprised by the access we’ve been granted by the White House,” Dierking said, adding that she was required to “be cleared through all kinds of security.”

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Watch the clip, via WKRC in Cincinnati.

She also took the opportunity to ham it up a bit, calling it her best day ever..

H/T: TheBlaze

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