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May 2, 2016 9:50 am

Obama to Media: Your Responsibility to ‘Dig and Question,’ Thanks for Working ‘Side-by-Side’ With Me

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President Obama at the 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner thanked the press for working "side-by-side" with him. Photo: Screenshot.

President Obama at the 2016 White House Correspondents’ Dinner thanked the press for working “side-by-side” with him. Photo: Screenshot.

Breitbart – During Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, President Obama told the media they have a “responsibility to dig, and to question,” and “It has been an honor and a privilege to work side-by-side with you to strengthen our democracy.”

Obama told the press, “[I]t’s not enough just to give people a megaphone, and that’s why your power and your responsibility to dig, and to question, and to counter distortions and untruths is more important than ever. Taking a stand on behalf of what is true does not require you shedding your objectivity. In fact, it is the essence of good journalism.”

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