Sunday, March 27, 2011

Journalist Locked in Closet During Biden Fundraiser

I can understand that you may not want the press covering a private event, but who thought it was a good idea to force a journalist into a closet?

"But try telling Vice President Joe Biden’s staff that, after they held a local reporter in a closet for hours after he was invited to cover a Florida political fundraiser because they did not want him talking with the guests.

As the unaware $500-a-head invitees dined on caprese crostini with oven-dried mozzarella and basil, rosemary flatbread with grapes honey and gorgonzola cheese, grilled chicken Caesar and garden vegetable wraps, veteran reporter Scott Powers was locked away.
He was told he could only come out when the politicians were ready to give their speeches.

Powers told The Drudge Report: ‘When I'd stick my head out, they'd say, “Not yet. We'll let you know when you can come out.”’
Veteran reporter Scott Powers was locked in the closet for most of the event. He emailed from inside 'sounds like a nice party'

After 90 minutes he was allowed out to hear Biden and Nelson speak for 35 minutes, before being taken back to the closet for the remainder of the event.

1 comment:

  1. You know, considering some of the reporters out there, I can’t decide whether to be outraged or applaud Biden’s advance people. I can imagine that some reporters get pretty obnoxious when left to their own devices, and should not be allowed to roam in polite company. However, being held against his will and basically GUARDED? Kind of beyond the pale… I wonder if the reporter would be as outraged if he had been “held” in a lavish study at the developer’s house, complete with beverage service and snacks, big screen TV, etc. So maybe he’s just complaining about the accommodations.


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