Coolidge Chronology

Relationship with the Press

He continues Harding’s policy of twice weekly press conferences. “I want you to know that the executive offices will be open as far as possible, so that you may get any information your readers will be interested to have. This is your government. You can be very helpful in the administration of it.” He held 520 press conferences and he delivered more speeches than any of his predecessors. ” Most reporters genuinely liked him,” reported Sobel. However, he knew “The words of the president have an enormous weight and ought not to be used indiscriminately.”