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White House blocks access to Obama events, news groups say
McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | November 21, 2013 | By Anita Kumar

Posted on 11/22/2013 11:23:15 AM PST by Jonah Vark

Edited on 11/22/2013 12:13:07 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

WASHINGTON ó The nationís largest news organizations lodged a complaint Thursday against the White House for imposing unprecedented limitations on photojournalists covering President Barack Obama, which they say have harmed the publicís ability to monitor its own government.

The organizations accuse the White House of banning photojournalists from covering Obama at some events, and then later releasing its own photos and videos of the same events.


(Excerpt) Read more at mcclatchydc.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banning; journalist; news; obama; secrecy

1 posted on 11/22/2013 11:23:16 AM PST by Jonah Vark
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To: Jonah Vark

Not surprised.


2 posted on 11/22/2013 11:24:06 AM PST by Biggirl (¬ďGo, do not be afraid, and serve¬Ē-Pope Francis)
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To: Biggirl

As my old pappy used to say, “that be hunkering down.”


3 posted on 11/22/2013 11:25:01 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Jonah Vark

Transparent administration ...


4 posted on 11/22/2013 11:25:45 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Jonah Vark

those being paid to report the lies want more money ... is all am seeing.


5 posted on 11/22/2013 11:27:15 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Jonah Vark

The Journalists cannot be too unhappy. They are still kissing his butt. Not one of them has started a real investigation into his past.


6 posted on 11/22/2013 11:27:27 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Jonah Vark

“The letter was signed by 38 news organizations, including all the major broadcast and cable networks, wire services, online services and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and the McClatchy Co., which owns 30 daily newspapers across the nation.”

Meh. I’d like to see a complete listing. The AP and Al Reuters and Al Jazeera will be conspicuously absent, I’m betting...


7 posted on 11/22/2013 11:28:48 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Jonah Vark

Obama’s cheering squad is upset? Do they really expect me to believe that they would report anything that would make Obama look bad? Honestly, AP, NBC, CBS, etc...what difference does it make if it is your pic, their pic, your story, their story...it is all the same B.S.


8 posted on 11/22/2013 11:29:54 AM PST by yellowdoghunter (Welcome to Obamastan!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Al Jazeera has higher journalistic standards than does the NY Times.


9 posted on 11/22/2013 11:30:33 AM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Jonah Vark

I don’t see a problem here. Hell, they don’t report anything anyway.

It’s an always on ass kissing fest.


10 posted on 11/22/2013 11:31:25 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Jonah Vark

Thats all they can find to complain about?


11 posted on 11/22/2013 11:31:26 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Jonah Vark
hysterical  laugh photo: hysterical hysterical.gif
12 posted on 11/22/2013 11:31:36 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Jonah Vark
The nation’s largest news organizations lodged a complaint Thursday against the White House

Just STFU. You waited until after his second election to bring this crap up. Journalist are trying to rehabilitate their credentials now that they got him re-elected.

13 posted on 11/22/2013 11:33:13 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Jonah Vark

Maybe they can get Issa to hold a hearing; that’ll get to the bottom of things and quick.


14 posted on 11/22/2013 11:33:41 AM PST by Pietro
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To: Jonah Vark

“But Barry, I thought we were friends!”


15 posted on 11/22/2013 11:35:00 AM PST by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Jonah Vark

SA rallies are members only!


16 posted on 11/22/2013 11:35:26 AM PST by Ray76
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To: Jonah Vark

Cry Me A River . . . Newspukes.


17 posted on 11/22/2013 11:35:54 AM PST by YHAOS
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To: Jonah Vark

Caliph Baraq is just trying to help out his MSM supporters.

He understands the media is on a long slow fade and faces financial problems.

They can eliminate a bunch of expensive private sector photogs and camera people and technicians, and use the taxpayer funded official media offered.


18 posted on 11/22/2013 11:36:55 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Jonah Vark

Typical dictator stuff.

By 2014’s end, they will be passing secret laws.


19 posted on 11/22/2013 11:37:04 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Jonah Vark

Sure they have. And these complicit traitors are going to stop carrying the water for the Marxist. Sure, okay.


20 posted on 11/22/2013 11:37:06 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Jonah Vark

ping


21 posted on 11/22/2013 11:39:32 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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22 posted on 11/22/2013 11:39:53 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Pietro
Maybe they can get Issa to hold a hearing; that’ll get to the bottom of things and quick.

When will sane thinking Americans say to Issa, Enough Already with these sham hearings where NOBODY loses their job, goes to jail or gets anything more than a very stern letter from the committee. No impeachments, NO NADA!

23 posted on 11/22/2013 11:47:30 AM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Jonah Vark

1:33 Minutes

NBC’s Chuck Todd Questions W.H. Transparency, Compares To Example Of Putin In Russia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-eFytUiw48


24 posted on 11/22/2013 11:48:05 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Jonah Vark

“I’ve been asked my first hard question in 5 years! Who do they think they are?? Remove reporters access to me. I don’t want to hear it again!” ~Obama


25 posted on 11/22/2013 11:54:12 AM PST by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: Lazamataz

There are already secret Presidential Directives that have an impact very similar to law.

If I am not mistaken, there are court cases over them (at least 1) right now.

Enjoy...


26 posted on 11/22/2013 11:54:16 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Venturer
The Journalists cannot be too unhappy. They are still kissing his butt. Not one of them has started a real investigation into his past.

That's exactly right. The way they media have dealt with anything they didn't like in the past was to endlessly report on it as well as go digging for everything and anything they could find. Along comes their hero of heroes, Barack Hussein Obama, and they tepidly lodge a complaint and wait by the phone for their next instructions.

27 posted on 11/22/2013 12:02:51 PM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Jonah Vark

The socialists are turning on their useful idiots. When will the media realize that ass-kissing does not help those who aid the enemy?


28 posted on 11/22/2013 12:07:23 PM PST by PuzzledInTX
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To: Jonah Vark
“Journalists are routinely being denied the right to photograph or videotape the president while he is performing his official duties,” according to a letter the organizations sent to the White House. “As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist’s camera lens...

Too bad the 'Journalists Establishment' sold out to liberal thugs years ago... Gonna be hard to reestablish their reputation as a legitimate force in a democracy considering they're primarily known as knee-pad kissers of liberal butt.

Journalists threw away so much for... nothing - soooooo little - so stupid. They made this bed...

29 posted on 11/22/2013 12:07:31 PM PST by GOPJ ("Knockout game' - newest reason NO OTHER RACIAL group wants to live near blacks.)
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To: Jonah Vark
Can hear the pressitutes crying from over here .... Anybody got a bit of money ... Anybody Got A Bit of Money!???
30 posted on 11/22/2013 12:13:13 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Biggirl

Not surprised either...

I mean, King George didn’t put up with media, why should King Øbama.


31 posted on 11/22/2013 12:30:01 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Jonah Vark

The White Hut reply:

“Would y’all have let a ni**er into a Klan Meeting?. I thought not! How is this any different? Get the hell out, cracker.”


32 posted on 11/22/2013 12:51:45 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Jonah Vark

His people know he doesn’t know s%$# fron Shinola and they’re tired of covering form him!! :)

So they will hide him out.


33 posted on 11/22/2013 12:55:20 PM PST by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Jonah Vark
http://moonbattery.com/obama-golf-punk.jpg

they don't want these kind photos going out

obamaflinch

34 posted on 11/22/2013 12:55:42 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Jonah Vark

Why is anybody surprised? This is just another step on the way to a turd world dick-tatorship.


35 posted on 11/22/2013 12:55:48 PM PST by upchuck (I can't stand people that don't know the difference between 'your' and 'you're.' Their so stupid...)
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To: Dahoser; Venturer

The problem you see here is that the media (absolutely and truly) believes thet they have influenced the elctorate in the election. As a group, they hold, as a truism, THEY caused the election of one Barak Hussein Obama.

If that isn’t true...where do they stand? They MUST continue to prop-up the Pretender-in-chief or flame out in a glorious, smelly, fart!


36 posted on 11/22/2013 12:56:41 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Background info:
When the media realized that could “depose” a president (Nixon), they figured they could put into office ANY president of their choosing.

The MSM is “drunk” on the power of their own making. Drunking excess has it accountability.


37 posted on 11/22/2013 1:00:09 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Excuse the typos.
I’m trying diligently to finish up at work and provide my help-meet with dinner.


38 posted on 11/22/2013 1:02:02 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: dennisw

That photo and the bike riding one are my FAVS....Oh, and the ball throwing....GIRLIE BOY!!!!


39 posted on 11/22/2013 3:30:09 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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40 posted on 11/23/2013 12:52:47 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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