A sitting President has better things to do than to mollycoddle journalists, like catching up on what's happening in Korea. (And he should not keep his wife waiting either)
CBS reports that most of the Congress people this was directed towards didn't even hear it, since they were traveling or out of town.
You should be happy, SB. It's all about appearances for you.
Interestingly, Clinton never spent that much time in the press conference room when he was president himself. He repeatedly delayed the last question from Gibbs (for half an hour) just to answer questions from journalists. I think he's being nostalgic.