Note to mods; I don't know why but the ex-text button is not working, so I am using the quote button instead. I will attribute each ex-text with the
URL it comes from.
The New York Times and LA Times editors are changing the rules for their journalists on quote approval. This news comes after months of discussions
with policymakers and attempts to break the draconian censorship set by the camps of both presidential contenders. On Monday The New York Times
finally broke the silence and openly admitted that the Obama campaign grants interviews "under one major condition: the press office has veto power
over what statements can be quoted and attributed by name."
So it looks bad for our man from Illinois (?)
However let's check out the opposition
According to the same article, Romney advisors do practically the same. The Times reveals that the presumptive Republican nominee’s camp requires
that "reporters ask them for the green light on anything from a conversation that they would like to include in an article." Journalists who refuse to
follow these rules lose their sources.
Not good for the guy from Michigan either.
What is it about the Midwest that makes these guys so secretive? That was rhetorical and tongue in cheek if you missed it.
What was it that Jefferson said about a free press? Well, I guess that doesn't matter anymore huh?
Suddenly Ron Paul looks a little (lot) better. I mean we got this sort of treatment from W. after 911. Did some buildings fall that I don't know
Some will say that this is in case one of them makes a slip up, and it is understandable. I say it is because these guys are both cut from the same
slimy mold. Somehow I would feel dirty if I voted for one of these two guys, and after hearing this, you should too.
BTW, I did a quick search on this and didn't find anything. But then again I just got off work and didn't want to make this an Olympic
edit on 19-7-2012 by Ittabena because: (no reason given)