If bias was the real case, the entire media would be shut out based on biased reporting. However, don’t expect to see Team Obama shut out the media outlets who act as his fluffers. They are needed to hide the truth and cover his ass.
The Boston Herald reports:
The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today, in e-mails objecting to the newspaper’s front page placement of a Mitt Romney op-ed, saying pool reporters are chosen based on whether they cover the news “fairly.”
Romney could be Obama’s 2012 opponent. That has a lot to do with Team Obama’s objection.
“I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich wrote in response to a Herald request for full access to the presidential visit.
“My point about the op-ed was not that you ran it but that it was the full front page, which excluded any coverage of the visit of a sitting US President to Boston. I think that raises a fair question about whether the paper is unbiased in its coverage of the President’s visits,” Lehrich wrote.
So Team Obama is upset that the Boston Herald didn’t give them a front page photo-op and punishes the Boston Herald by shutting them out.
But Lehrich said the Herald wasn’t purposefully barred from the press pool, saying local pool duty by the Boston Globe was arranged earlier with the White House Correspondents Association. And Lehrich insisted the Herald may yet be allowed into Obama events.
Looks like the dictatorship gets to pick and choose who covers Obama’s campaign fundraisers.
UPDATE: The Boston Herald’s Joe Battenfeld responds to Bam’s bullying tactics.