Skip to comments.Reporter 'not allowed' to talk to voters at Biden event
Posted on 10/22/2012 10:34:38 AM PDT by Snuph
Joe Vardon, a reporter with the Columbus Dispatch, says campaign aides stopped him from speaking to voters at a rally featuring Vice President Joe Biden in Canton, Ohio, today.
"Reporters NOT ALLOWED to talk to voters at Biden/Canton event," he tweeted. "Saddled up to two 'Scotts' both white, mid-50s campaign tapped me on shoulder, said I wasn't allowed."
Vardon told POLITICO the aides simply said, "I'm sorry, reporters aren't allowed out here" and did not provide further explanation. Obama campaign headqaurters then reached out, Vardon said, to say that he could speak to the voters, but by that time the rally had started.
This is not the first time a reporter has complained about restricted access to voters at an Obama campaign event. Back in August, Dave Davies, a senior reporter for Philadelphia's WHYY radio station and an NPR contributor, reported that campaign staffers prevented him from interviewing voters outside a rally featuring Michelle Obama.
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Most transparent administration in history - not......
Afraid he might say something stupid?
On what grounds can they prevent a reporter from doing their job (assuming public property, etc.)?
What they meant was, “You aren’t allowed to talk to Biden...”
They were from South Canton, in Brooklyn.
Who are they to tell you you can't interview comeone else?...
You don't have to take that.
Just do what you are called to do...THEN
If they ask you to leave.... or otherwise get contentious...
THAT becomes the story...
Don't be a wimp!!
or afraid they just all came for a giggle and entertainment
Another typical Dem ploy: prohibit (or allow) something they don’t like or want, then allow (or go back on) it when it’s too late to be corrected. And Minitru just goes along with it all.
When you need a rally quick go to www.rentarally.com.
Don’t they want the PR of news coverage?
NO DIRECT INFO ABOUT HOW STUPID BIDEN IS ALLOWED. We have to filter it first.
biden was in St. Augustine FL. Saturday, the local newspaper article states: “In his speech to more than 900 spectators”
To more than 900........ article should say to ONLY 900.
3 weeks before an election and the VP only draws 900 people?
Voters like Harry and Lloyd.
I can understand that the campaign can place restrictions on reporters inside a campaign venue but outside I would tell them that these people and I are outside of the event, on public property and we are free to converse if we so choose, now kindly go pound sand.
Of course the event workers could then retaliate against the reporter and refuse him entrance but that would make for a very nice NPR story.
Call them on their ‘bamaphones.