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White House Press Corps Angry with Treatment During Afghanistan Address

TV Newser:

Tonight the White House press office limited access to President Obama‘s address on Afghanistan to a single print pooler — no wires. Some journalists within the White House Press Corps are outraged. “You can’t keep the press out of something this important,” a correspondent told FishbowlDC anonymously.

But it’s no secret that the predominant feeling amongst some reporters is that this is yet another example of the ongoing erosion of access for press at the White House. “I think it’s very unfortunate and I think board agrees with me,” said White House Correspondence Association Board President David Jackson, White House correspondent for USA Today. “A full pool should always be with the president.” Jackson and other White House correspondents expressed their concerns throughout the day.

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Nat Brown is a former deputy web editor of Foreign Affairs and a former deputy managing editor of National Review Online.


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