NYT, please define "muzzle"

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From the Times' Helene Cooper, traveling with Obama in London:

Is President Obama trying to muzzle his press corps?

A rather loaded/provocative charge, no? Cooper's basis for making the claim? We'll let Politico's Michael Calderone explain:

So what did the president do? Well, during today's joint presser, Gordon Brown took four questions but Barack Obama only took three! Yes, that's it.

Oy. We tend to agree with the conclusion posted by Times reader Greg, who wrote:

Please, stop your whining Ms. Cooper. "They" got one more question than we did? And it was a softball at that? I love the Times and respect its coverage but this posting is juvenile.

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