President Obama during his press conference Friday called only on women reporters. Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on CNN that this was probably planned in advance and that it was a good idea.
I’m not sure, in the annals of the struggle for women’s rights, that this is exactly the most courageous act or the most significant, given the prevalence of women within journalism, at least at the reporter level. Maybe he just thought they would ask the best questions.
I can only, regrettably, say, its a good thing he didn’t decide to only call on African Americans.