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Axelrod’s Tweeting Rant

This morning, Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod grumbled on Twitter about how the press “let” Mitt Romney hold a secret meeting with Fox News magnate Rupert Murdoch.

“Romney meets w/ Murdoch last week, which world only learned from Rupert’s tweet. How long does media let Mitt get away w/out pool coverage?”

CBS News’s White House correspondent Mark Knoller immediately responded: “Same might be asked of @davidaxelrod why press barred from 25 Obama Campaign fundraisers so far this year.”

Just this past Friday President Obama took part in a conference call with supporters in which he made an urgent appeal for donations. Knoller said “no notice was given to the press nor was the press pool aboard the presidential aircraft invited to cover the remarks he made” while aboard Air Force One.

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