You’d think it was obvious — if you’re holding a news conference, reporters will have questions. Especially if it’s the first time you’ve made a spokesperson available after many requests. But not always.
Take this news conference for example. After many weeks of silence, Canada’s Border Services Agency finally broke its silence and held a news conference. The room was packed with reporters. But the moderator then announces that the spokesperson will only take a few short questions. Reporters were mad. And in case it isn’t obvious, making reporters mad is not a good way to conduct media relations.