This is what is wrong with the administration in a nutshell:
They are devious, misleading and will laugh in the face of honest questioning as they try to deflect the dishonesty of what is their reality: they are lying to the American public.
The White House will not admit they are staging Obama's town hall meetings, even as Chip Reid (CBS) and Helen Thomas give some defiant push-back. When Helen Thomas voices amazement at the lack of transparency and openness in the very administration that demanded it, we should all pay attention. This woman has had a front seat for more political shenanigans than anyone. She knows fraud when she sees it.
While Gibbs is laughing in nervous amazement at the reporters who aren't playing along with the deception, the rest of us can see for ourselves that the curtain has been drawn back reveling exactly what they are doing.
The White House wants control of the media. Let's all pull a Chip Reid/Helen Thomas and push back ourselves.