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Obama Meets Angry Press

Those who have alleged that the media is infatuated with President Obama can breathe easy: We may be reaching the end of the affair. The new White House press corps was angry at yesterday's briefing that it was denied access to Obama's retaking of the presidential oath and that Obama gave his first presidential interview to a multi-million dollar inauguration sponsor. Leading the revolt was CBS Newsman Bill Plante, whose questions included why ABC, which hosted the DC Neighborhood Ball, was given the first interview. Then, last night, Obama visited the White House press corps, just to say hello, and was clearly annoyed when asked about the lobbying background of his deputy defense secretary nominee. "I came down here to visit," the president said. "See this is what happens. I can't end up visiting with you guys and shaking hands if I'm going to get grilled every time I come down here."