Oh my! A perfect illustration of how President Obama leads the media around by the nose.
Here is video of Obama convincing a New York Times reporter to get on a "hovercraft" as a demonstration. He seemed good-natured in doing it, but something tells me he relished being able to convince a member of the press to look silly.
Notice that Obama did not offer to demonstrate the "hovercraft." Wish he had - the video would have been great!
Note: It's interesting the White House put out this video.