If you were under impression that the White House’s suppression of media coverage was limited to the ObamaCare negotiations,  think again. Some protestors showed up at Obama’s recent visit to the Bay area, and a reporter from the SF Chronicle took a short video. So, what was the White House response? Banishment for the press pool:

White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country from the pool of journalists covering presidential visits to the Bay Area for using now-standard multimedia tools to gather the news.

And it gets worse:

What’s worse: more than a few journalists familiar with this story are aware of some implied threats from the White House of additional and wider punishment if Carla’s spanking became public.

Here’s the video:

Michelle Malkin asks a cogent question: “Maybe it’s finally time to put those drool buckets away, MSM?” Don’t hold your breath. My favorite line about this latest example of Obot hypocrisy is as follows

They told me if I voted for John McCain, ‘we would soon see the government quash new media reporting to control the message…and they were right!’

A little tragic irony to start your weekend.

Comments 4

  1. nyp wrote:

    She broke the rule that says that pool reporters must file a pool report first before they file individual reports. Seems like a straightforward infraction. If she had filed her video with the pool report she would not have been removed from future pools.
    In any event, the damage to our cherished First Amendment freedoms does not seem significant.

    Posted 29 Apr 2011 at 8:39 am
  2. Diogenes wrote:

    “the damage to our cherished First Amendment freedoms does not seem significant.’

    Doubtless you would have taken the same blasé view if this had been done by the administration of the evil, chimpy Bush.

    Posted 29 Apr 2011 at 4:16 pm
  3. nyp wrote:

    If the Bush administration had been involved in some protocol dispute with a pool representative I would not have cared less. I can’t think of anyone making any kind of stink over any comparable incident during the Bush Administration.

    Posted 29 Apr 2011 at 8:11 pm
  4. Diogenes wrote:

    “I can’t think …”

    A common characteristic of progressives in general.

    I remember howls of outrage (from progressives) when a guy was allowed IN the Bush WH press corps because he wasn’t as openly hostile as the other “reporters.”

    You can’t remember an incident from the Bush years comparable to this week’s episode because nothing like this kind of censorship ever happened during that time.

    Posted 29 Apr 2011 at 11:30 pm

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