November 22nd, 2013
09:30 PM ET

Press battles White House over access to President

A fight is brewing between the White House and the journalists who cover it over the access granted to photographers and video journalists.

Press organizations protest White House media access

A letter to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney signed by all the major news outlets, including CNN, states:

As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist's camera lens, officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view of important functions of the Executive Branch of government. ... You are, in effect, replacing independent photojournalism with visual press releases.

Ron Fournier is the Editorial Director for the National Journal is OutFront. He has covered three consecutive administrations in the White House: Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush and now Obama.

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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    FDR: "Let me confess something to you now, as you have been so honest with me.

    No one ever mentions that I can't move my legs. It's never referred to. Not by anyone. I used to think it was because they were embarrassed about it, but now I think it's because that's not what they wanted to see. Of course we think they see everything we are: All our flaws, or transgressions, or failures.

    But that's not what they're looking to find when they look to us.

    And god help us if that ever changes. Think of the disappointment when they find out who we really are!"

    (fr. "Hyde Park On Hudson" by Richard Nelson)

    November 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Erin @ 1:15 mark: "Obviously the money shot is the one from behind..."

    Sorry, but... Giggity.

    November 22, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Reply

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