The decision to post an interview with Kagan conducted by a government employee - not a journalist - is in line with the Obama administration's policy of regularly using new media tools to go around traditional media.
Doing so allows the administration to better control its message - and, in this case, avoid any uncomfortable questions for their Supreme Court nominee.
Still, it's worth noting that it seems to be unprecedented for the nominee to be heard from at all before the confirmation hearings, other than in the initial introduction and in brief photo ops with senators.
"This White House has taken its use of the web to a new level with this move," said CBS News White House correspondent Peter Maer. "The ultimate unfiltered message. Kagan 'in her own words' without anyone else's words."
Elena Kagan White House "Interview" Riles Reporters - CBS NEWS Political Hotsheet
Wow! The Phony Media, The Squealers of The Obama Regime, The Volunteer Propaganda Arm of the Obama Regime and The democRAT Party is no longer trusted by the Obama Regime? Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama is not happy with the work his squealers in the media producing so he decided to nationalize the propaganda history.
US President Barack Obama lamented Sunday that in the iPad and Xbox era, information had become a diversion that was imposing new strains on democracy, in his latest critique of modern media.
Our Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama who declared a little or a lot of distribution wealth is good for everyone is not too happy with distribution of information.
Have you noticed his squealers in the so-called mainstream media didn't even question his comments. They knew what information their dear leader was referring to. They knew they were safe as long as they keep spreading the regime propaganda.
Now they are riled because their leader is using government employees to produce his propaganda work. I thought these squealers were for government takeover of everything...
Don't be surprised to see some of these supposedly upset so-called journalists happily churning out regime propaganda with the hopes of getting hired by the regime and becoming a federal employee with full benefits. Long Live Dear Leader!