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There is a big difference between not getting information and the press using the entire briefing time to ask the same two or three questions over and over and being upset that the answers don’t change no matter how many times they ask it.

— Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania (Noah Bierman: The White House press briefing, always a spin zone, is now approaching uselessness)