Krauthammer: Press 'Stupor' on Obama 'Lifting Slightly'; Hume: Reporters Were Tired of Criticism

Columnist Charles Krauthammer noted on FNC's Special Report that while “there wasn't exactly aggressiveness on the part of the press with a couple of exceptions” during the afternoon presidential press conference, “it looked as if the stupor that the press has been in for the last six months is lifting slightly.” Krauthammer quipped: “I say that as a psychiatrist who has a lot of experience in watching these things.”

Earlier in the program, Brit Hume declared “the head over heals phase of the honeymoon with the press is over” and he speculated: “I think the reporters down there were tired of being criticized for being soft on Obama.”

Krauthammer's observation during the panel segment on the Tuesday, June 23 Special Report with Bret Baier:
He is getting a push back in the Congress and even appeared to be getting a bit in the press today, which I think is the big story. There was defensiveness. There wasn't exactly aggressiveness on the part of the press with a couple of exceptions, but it looked as if the stupor that the press has been in for the last six months is lifting slightly. I say that as a psychiatrist who has a lot of experience in watching these things.
Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center