Skip to comments.Chronicle will not be pool reporter for Michelle Obama visit : Politics Blog
Posted on 06/13/2011 11:28:37 PM PDT by thecodont
Remember a couple of weeks ago when The White House got ticked off at Comrade Marinucci for posting video of activists protesting President Obama inside a San Francisco fundraiser? To Team Obama she was violating an unwritten rule on a print reporters posting video and they threatened to exclude The Chronicle from being the pool reporter in the future.
To other sentient beings, Comrade Marinucci was -- and pardon the technical term here -- "reporting the news." News that MANY other non-journalists who were there at the fundraiser were recording with various camera phones. And she was perfectly within her rights to do so, The Chronicle has asserted.
Why we're re-telling you this story: First Lady Michelle Obama comes to the Bay Area Tuesday and neither Comrade M -- nor anybody at The Chronicle --- will be the local pool reporter. Handling that gig will be two reporters from the Oakland Tribune. One is the Trib's hunky, bearded political reporter Josh Richman and the other is a higher education reporter.
So just to get this down for the record, we asked the White House what was up. And with all due respect -- as we're sure he'll do a terrific job -- why was a higher ed reporter chosen to do the pool reporting on a political event in San Francisco?
The White House responded that pool reporters are chosen on a rotating basis.
"No reporter, including Carla Marinucci, has been banned from covering future presidential events and the White House of course would have no problem including any reporter who agrees to follow the rules in pool-only events," White House spokesman, Adam Abrams told us.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/nov05election/detail?entry_id=90914#ixzz1PEDpL7c5
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So, are they saying they don’t enjoy being the victim of Chicago hardball?
Arrogant socialist pigs
We're sorry if you got that impression.
Wow... You know things are deteriorating for Ubama when the nation’s premiere gay newspaper takes him to task.
The president can insult the citizens whom he serves, but he can NEVER, ever, insult a journalist -that is going TOO far!
I love this story.
well, at least Carla didn’t end up sitting in a closet
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