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White House Bars Video Coverage of Bidenís Speech to Labor Union
CNSNews ^ | March 05, 2009 | Susan Jones

Posted on 03/05/2009 8:00:05 AM PST by Mr. Mojo

(CNSNews.com) – When Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the annual meeting of AFL-CIO officials at the plush Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach Thursday morning, television cameras will not be allowed to cover his speech – on orders from the White House, Fox News reported.

The Fontainebleau, which recently had a billion-dollar makeover, describes itself as “a spectacular blend of Miami’s glamorous golden era and stylish modern luxury." It has 1,504 rooms and suites, 22 oceanfront acres, 11 restaurants and nightclubs including three signature name chef restaurants, a 40,000-square-foot spa, and a "sophisticated poolscape" with private cabanas.

The AFL-CIO Executive Committee told Fox News it is holding its meeting at the Fontainebleau because the hotel agreed to employ union workers as part of its renovation project.

A number of corporations are under fire for either holding or attempting to hold business meetings at resort hotels in these tough economic times.

After speaking to union members Thursday morning, Biden will tour Miami’s Intermodal Center, a transportation project funded by the Democrats’ economic stimulus bill.

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis also went to Miami this week. As a member of Congress, she supported the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that would allow a simple majority of workers to form a union simply by checking a card. The AFL-CIO says Solis has promised to work for passage of the bill.

Under card check, as soon as 51 percent of workers openly sign a card asking for union representation, the government would have to certify the union.

Critics call it the “Employee Forced Choice Bill.” They say by effectively removing secret-ballot union elections, the bill would make workers susceptible to harassment and intimidation by union organizers, who are eager to boost union membership in this country.


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: aflcio; bho44; bhodol; biden; efca; newsblackout; secretballot; solis; unions; vpbiden
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1 posted on 03/05/2009 8:00:05 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

The most transparent administration ever.....transparently communist that is.


2 posted on 03/05/2009 8:01:05 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Someone will record it. You will see.


3 posted on 03/05/2009 8:01:06 AM PST by carjic (I would crawl over a mile of "Broken Glass" to vote for Palin!!!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

A chill wind blows through the land . . . .


4 posted on 03/05/2009 8:01:21 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Mr. Mojo

The press should be throwing a fit...

/not


5 posted on 03/05/2009 8:02:05 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Mr. Mojo

How much more of this secrecy are we going to take?


6 posted on 03/05/2009 8:02:19 AM PST by bergmeid (I want Bambam to fail too.)
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To: holdonnow
When Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the annual meeting of AFL-CIO officials at the plush Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach Thursday morning, television cameras will not be allowed to cover his speech – on orders from the White House, Fox News reported.

PING A LING!

7 posted on 03/05/2009 8:03:43 AM PST by tiredoflaundry (America needs a "Rosetta Stone" lesson for " Obama Double-Talking Jive".)
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To: Mr. Mojo

8 posted on 03/05/2009 8:04:30 AM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

The Press will be silent, as it prepares the next conquest
for their ‘Hussein in the White House’.


9 posted on 03/05/2009 8:05:41 AM PST by Diogenesis ("All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities." - Mission)
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To: bergmeid

I’ve been out with a bad cold for the last week. Will someone tell me when the 1st Amendment was rescinded? I must have missed the MEDIA COVERAGE. /s


10 posted on 03/05/2009 8:05:43 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Hopefully Rush will get on this......


11 posted on 03/05/2009 8:05:56 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Bush's Recession....Obama's Depression.......)
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To: carjic
Someone will record it. You will see.

Absolutely - and if they are smart, they'll sell it to FOX News.

12 posted on 03/05/2009 8:06:12 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Perhaps some nice person will accidentally have a little digital camera and — later — post results on youtube ...


13 posted on 03/05/2009 8:06:33 AM PST by OldNavyVet (Facts belong in decisions and beliefs belong in church.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

This means someone better get in there and monitor the situation.


14 posted on 03/05/2009 8:07:22 AM PST by dforest
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To: Mr. Mojo

BIG STINK about Oil company executives meeting with Dick Cheney. Remember that one folks?


15 posted on 03/05/2009 8:07:47 AM PST by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Barack lied again with his open administration.


16 posted on 03/05/2009 8:08:54 AM PST by Piquaboy
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To: Diogenesis

Yes and they don’t even get the fact that THEY (along with the American people) are being screwed!


17 posted on 03/05/2009 8:09:41 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Mr. Mojo

Whorealdo could get his 15 minutes resurrected again by trying to gain access with the camera rolling. Having to compromise his idolatry of liberals with his Idolatry of himself might be too much for him though.


18 posted on 03/05/2009 8:10:25 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: andy58-in-nh

All cell phones to be left at the door..................


19 posted on 03/05/2009 8:11:04 AM PST by Red Badger (The Zero has more Chicago Bull than Michael Jordan...................)
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To: Red Badger

Voice recorder pat downs? Body scanners?


20 posted on 03/05/2009 8:12:38 AM PST by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: holdonnow

Ping. Biden at AFL-CIO conference at the Fontainbleu.

I wonder if they’re having crabs for lunch?


21 posted on 03/05/2009 8:12:53 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Where do I sign up for jewelry stamps?)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Get this “EYE” into see the event!!
http://www.eyeborgblog.com/about/


22 posted on 03/05/2009 8:13:46 AM PST by Broker ( Pakikisama)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Prelude to “BURN THE BOOKS” administration, the transparent empire.


23 posted on 03/05/2009 8:14:44 AM PST by Uncle George
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To: Mr. Mojo

24 posted on 03/05/2009 8:14:51 AM PST by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Rebelbase

Where is Michael Moore and his “Roger and me” style of film making?


25 posted on 03/05/2009 8:16:08 AM PST by Cyclone59 (You know why there’s a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Could it be that they are afraid of a Biden, ahem, misspeak? Is Joe getting his meds tweaked and their is a caution of him going off script? Because it can’t be that “they” don’t want the average American to listen to what the Vice President of the United States has to say to big Labor?


26 posted on 03/05/2009 8:16:52 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Are you an FBI Agent? Actually, I 'm a stay at home mom...)
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To: Red Badger

A micro digital voice recorder would do nicely to discreetly capture the audio, if one was so inclined. I have to wonder, though, what are they so afraid of?


27 posted on 03/05/2009 8:17:22 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Shouldn’t there be a lawsuit? Freedom of information e.t.c? ...like the Democrats always did during the Bush years.


28 posted on 03/05/2009 8:18:13 AM PST by Moorings
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To: Cyclone59

Ok, better yet. The republicans need to call a “private meeting” with the oil companies for the same time and then deny the press any access. Then turn the tables on this type of BS.


29 posted on 03/05/2009 8:18:23 AM PST by Cyclone59 (You know why there’s a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

what are they so afraid of?.......Freedom, liberty, truth, individualism... just to start.............


30 posted on 03/05/2009 8:18:35 AM PST by Red Badger (The Zero has more Chicago Bull than Michael Jordan...................)
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To: Tex Pete

Don’t blame me, I voted for Giant Douche!


31 posted on 03/05/2009 8:20:15 AM PST by Unassuaged (I have shocking data relevant to the conversation!)
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To: Moorings

It is private property.

Although almost all attending are government employees attending I think.


32 posted on 03/05/2009 8:22:05 AM PST by listenhillary (Rahm Emmanuel slip - A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.)
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To: Red Badger

True, but we already know that the Administration and the AFL-CIO are socialist peas-in-a-pod. I have to wonder what specifically Biden is planning to say that they don’t want the media, and by extension, the public to hear.


33 posted on 03/05/2009 8:22:33 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Story updated to say that the White House is denying they barred media coverage.


34 posted on 03/05/2009 8:22:40 AM PST by ksen (Don't steal. The government hates the competition. - sign on Ron Paul's desk)
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To: andy58-in-nh

“Card-check is in the bag!”.........................


35 posted on 03/05/2009 8:24:53 AM PST by Red Badger (The Zero has more Chicago Bull than Michael Jordan...................)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Boy, am I glad we didn’t elect an idiot for Vice President.


36 posted on 03/05/2009 8:28:26 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: 1rudeboy

That’s “Chilllllll Winnnnnd”...


37 posted on 03/05/2009 8:28:30 AM PST by gridlock (BTW, Mods... It might be time to add "Barack" and "Obama" to spellcheck)
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To: ksen
Story updated to say that the White House is denying they barred media coverage.

But did they or did they not bar VIDEO coverage? Sounds like a waffle denial. And I don't mind letting Obama eat his waffles, but I for one am getting a little sick of having to eat his waffles myself.

38 posted on 03/05/2009 8:30:59 AM PST by Maceman
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To: Red Badger

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123611995496723249.html


39 posted on 03/05/2009 8:32:31 AM PST by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal in Sarah)
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To: Mr. Mojo

I wonder how many private jets were used to get people to this thing.

I also wonder how many of these people make over the $500K max for corps taking our/gov money.

Probably a majority white crowd too.

So many opportunities for double standards to be pointed out.


40 posted on 03/05/2009 8:37:50 AM PST by ParadigmLost (Ayn Rand was right. - Atlas is going to shrug.)
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To: 1rudeboy
A chill wind blows through the land . . . .


"Chill wind? I don't feel any chill wind ..."

41 posted on 03/05/2009 8:38:13 AM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

The goons will guard the entrance.


42 posted on 03/05/2009 8:41:14 AM PST by boomop1
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Or maybe scabs? har har


43 posted on 03/05/2009 8:44:22 AM PST by matginzac
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

As Biden says:
Now we can plan to do something thats eeevil and horrendous and makes them suffer, and hold them ransom for 5 trillion dollars!!!
Don’t let the press know, they may applaud...


44 posted on 03/05/2009 8:55:41 AM PST by aeonspromise
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To: Mr. Mojo

Yet they want to make sure there are public videos of our dead heroes’ flag draped caskets.


45 posted on 03/05/2009 8:56:01 AM PST by Terry Mross (I Hate All Politicians, Republicans Included.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Both.


46 posted on 03/05/2009 8:56:04 AM PST by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: carjic

Maybe the comedy channel will record it.


47 posted on 03/05/2009 9:02:23 AM PST by bikerman (Obama lied;the Country died.)
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To: eureka!

Awaiting the theme music :)


48 posted on 03/05/2009 9:03:45 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Are you an FBI Agent? Actually, I 'm a stay at home mom...)
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To: Sybeck1

Just mentioned this in the first moments of the show.


49 posted on 03/05/2009 9:10:26 AM PST by DigitalVideoDude (It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sybeck1

Rush is opening his show with this story.


50 posted on 03/05/2009 9:11:16 AM PST by CSM (Smokers, the most patriotic of Americans!)
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