This would be the same "traditional media" that helped drive Barack Obama's narrative during the campaign, that covered for him, that refused to chase down the real stories and hunt information on an unknown candidate while reporting instead on his latest HORSE game or his trip to the ice cream shack.
The White House had a staffer interview Elena Kagan shortly after the briefing announcing her selection. The interview was then posted to The White House website causing ire and rancor among the press pool who laments that the White House is filtering Kagan's message. Via CBS News:
While the White House seems to believe the American people deserve to hear from Kagan, it has not made her available to reporters. That prompted some consternation at today's White House briefing.
"It appears that Solicitor General Kagan did an interview yesterday right after the president's announcement," said a reporter. "You've now posted that on the White House Web site. Who did the interview? And can I have one?"
"I think it's -- I think it's on the website if you want to see it," responded Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
Soon after, the reporter can be heard saying, an edge in her voice, "So a White House staffer interviewing her."
Gibbs says yes, and the reporter asks if Kagan would like to do another interview.
"She has -- she's not told me that, no," replied Gibbs, prompting the reporter to respond, "Tell her we're deeply frustrated."
"Deeply frustrated" indeed. That's how many of us felt when the mainstream media refused to investigate or report on the many dark and undisclosed areas in Obama's background. Forget the birth certificate issue; I'd have been more interested in his associations with Rashid Khalidi, for example, (remember that tape the LA Times refused to disclose?), or those mysterious college transcripts and papers, among other things.
If the mainstream media is frustrated by the stonewalling by The White House they truly have no one but themselves to blame.