Who Asked the Worst Question at the President's Iran Press Conference?

My vote goes to April Ryan of Urban Radio Networks. Major Garrett comes in a close second for the insulting nature of his question about the four Americans held in Iran, but at least he was on subject:

As you well know, there are four Americans in Iran -- three held on trumped-up charges and according to your administration and one whereabouts unknown. Can you tell the country, sir, why you are content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the conscious of this nation, the strength of this nation unaccounted for in relation to these four Americans?

But Ryan's question as to whether the President would revoke Bill Cosby's Medal of Freedom was neither relevant nor appropriate. As everyone in the country knows (and certainly members of the media should) the agreement with Iran deals with one of the most important issues facing the world -- the control of nuclear weapons. Whether the deal is good or bad and what it contains is the subject of great debate as it should be. To toss in a totally unrelated question about some individual scandal seemed to epitomize the media at its worst.

But it was not only the subject matter that I find so offensive in the midst of this great debate, but the suggestion that the President of the United States should or could take some action. Ms. Ryan may be familiar with the freedom of the press, but the presumption of innocence and due process seem to have eluded her. Yes, the evidence (or the media's reporting of it) against Cosby seems to be overwhelming and his deposition testimony may have corroborated it, but to expect the President to take some action based solely upon accusations without any adjudication (or to even ask him about it) in this context was an insult to him and the public. He answered it with more good grace and thoughtfulness than either the question or the questioner deserved.