Mark this down as a historic day in White House history.
President Obama has just become the first president to field questions from only female reporters at a White House press conference.
Former ABC News correspondent Ann Compton, the first woman to report on the White House full time for a network and who covered the beat for 40 years, said that never before has a president only taken questions from women during a solo press conference.
Today, Obama took questions from eight reporters, all women from print or radio outlets. He fielded no questions from male reporters and none from the television networks.
The women-only question session triggered a flood of reactions on social media from members of the White House press corps and around journalism.
With 8th & last question, it's fact: Obama called only on women at press conf. Women long chafed at dominance of front-row male TV reporters— Jackie Calmes (@calmesnyt) December 19, 2014
While I hope it's not a permanent ban on questions from male reporters, hard to complain about what women reporters have endured for decades— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) December 19, 2014
Premise for Mrs. Doubtfire reboot: male tv reporter dresses as woman in order to land interview with POTUS. Briefing room hijinks ensue.— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) December 19, 2014
After brief opening remarks, the president took out a list of people to call on.
“[White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest] has given me the 'Who's been naughty, and who's been nice' list,” he joked.
Guess we know where the male reporters stand on that list.