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  • Biden Team Apologizes to Reporter for Sticking Him In Closet

    03/27/2011 1:45:13 PM PDT · by maggief · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 27, 2011 | JakeTapper
    EXCERPT A statement from the VP's office noted that "It is standard policy for the Vice President's office that a print pooler cover the speaking program at fundraisers. This has been the consistent policy throughout the Administration. At times, these fundraisers are at private homes and 'hold rooms' are provided for pool reporters to wait for the speaking program to commence. A hold room, however, should not be a storage room. This was the unfortunate mistake of an inexperienced staffer and the Vice President's office has made sure it will never happen again." Biden's office added that in this particular...
  • VP' staff lock journalist in a closet for hours during a fundraiser to stop him talking to guests

    03/27/2011 12:28:30 PM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3-27-11 | Simon Neville
    The White House website proudly says ‘President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history.’ But try telling Vice President Joe Biden’s staff that, after they held a local reporter in a closet for hours after he was invited to cover a Florida political fundraiser because they did not want him talking with the guests. As the unaware $500-a-head invitees dined on caprese crostini with oven-dried mozzarella and basil, rosemary flatbread with grapes honey and gorgonzola cheese, grilled chicken Caesar and garden vegetable wraps, veteran reporter Scott Powers was locked away. The Orlando Sentinel...
  • Biden Aide Apologizes After Reporter Kept in Storage Closet During Fundraiser

    03/27/2011 2:33:26 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Biden Aide Apologizes After Reporter Kept in Storage Closet During Fundraiser Published March 27, 2011 | FoxNews.com The vice president's press secretary has apologized to a local political reporter after he was kept in a storage closet during a Florida fundraiser. Scott Powers, a reporter with the Orlando Sentinel, was relegated to the storage space during a fundraiser Wednesday for Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., apparently to prevent him from speaking to people before Vice President Biden showed up. The Orlando Sentinel published a brief account of the incident earlier in the week. Biden spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander, responding to coverage of...
  • REPORTER CONFINED IN CLOSET DURING VEEP'S FUNDRAISER

    03/26/2011 2:52:57 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 95 replies
    DRUDGE REPORT ^ | 26Mar11 | unknown
    *** REPORTER CONFINED IN CLOSET DURING VEEP'S FUNDRAISER *** Sat March 26 2011 17:04:37 EDT Staffers with Vice President Joe Biden confined an Orlando Sentinel reporter in a closet this week to keep him from mingling with high-powered guests gathered for a Democratic fundraiser. Reporter Scott Powers was the designated "pool reporter" for the vice president's Wednesday visit to the massive Winter Park, Fla., home of developer and philanthropist Alan Ginsburg. The veep hadn't arrived yet but most of the 150 guests (minimum $500 donation) had. They were busy noshing on caprese crostini with oven-dried mozzarella and basil, rosemary flatbread...
  • Reporter Imprisoned by Biden Staffers to Prevent Interviews of Fundraiser Guests! FR Exclusive!

    03/26/2011 12:06:10 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 149 replies
    Mindbender 26
    An incident at a Florida Democratic political fundraiser this week should be front page news in every paper in the country, and the lead story on TV newscasts, but it has been virtually buried…. until now Here are the details. On Wednesday morning, Vice President Joe Biden attended a fundraiser for Democratic Senator Bill Nelson. The event was at the home of billionaire real estate developer Alan Ginsberg, a long-time Dem supporter. Ginsberg’s enormous lakefront home is in an exclusive section of Winter Park, an uber-upscale Orlando suburb. To give you an idea of the size and opulence of the...