Friday, April 29, 2011
Reporter gets banned for reporting
Obama's promise that his would be the most transparent administration ever would be hilarious if it wasn't so blatantly a lie. In San Francisco yesterday, The Chronicle’s Carla Marinucci used the video capability on her cell phone to record a group of protesters at an Obama fund raiser and was unceremoniously banned from the room. She will no longer be allowed to cover Obama as a member of the "print pool", a small group of reporters that represent the larger press at small venues. No administration officials will comment on the matter, not even the hapless, in-over-his-head Jay Carney.
You'd think the rest of the media would be howling their own protests, but they have so much personally invested in the success of the first black President that even they will allow him to abuse one of their own. Reprehensible!