More of that famous Democrat Party “transparency” on display. 🙂
Reporters covering the House Democrats’ retreat in Philadelphia this week are having a much different experience than when they’re on their home turf on Capitol Hill.
Reporters are being escorted to and from the restroom and lobby and are being barred from entering the hotel outside of scheduled events, even if they’ve been invited by a member of Congress.
During Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks at the retreat Friday, reporters were required to have a staff member, usually a junior member of the press team, escort them when going to the bathroom or to the lobby. The filing center for reporters was at a separate hotel from where the retreat was taking place, so access was limited to members of Congress specifically made available to the press.
“It was a police state. It was absurd how heavy handed the capitol police and Democratic staff were in trying to control everywhere the press went,” New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters said in an interview.
Peters said at one point he was also barred from entering the hotel where the retreat was taking place, despite the fact he had an invitation to eat breakfast with a member of Congress.
“I was an invited guest into this hotel, into the restaurant of the hotel. The staff from the Democratic caucus refused to let me into the hotel, and the Capitol Police told me to leave, even after the congressman went to them and said ‘no, he is my invited guest,'” Peters said.
Peters said he was told by a staffer they were being escorted to prevent them from talking to members of Congress.
OMG! NOT THAT ANYTHING BUT THAT! THAT WOULD LEAD TO THE END OF THE WORLD FOR SURE!!
At a press conference with Democratic leadership, Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) said they were not aware reporters were being followed.
“We were not aware they were following you. We had to have the security in the hotel that we were in because it was expected by Capitol Police that we would be secure. This hotel, where the press was located, we did not have those types of requirements. If you want to give me some names, I’m willing to talk to them. That was not at the direction of the caucus,” Becerra said.
The incident is reminiscent of the Clinton Global Initiative conference in September, where reporters were being escorted by staff right up to the bathroom stall. (Politico)
And what’s ultimately hilarious about this is that this is the Press that has been bending over backwards to kiss The Left’s ass and cover up all their dirty laundry for years.
The Lapdog is put on lease and sent to the doghouse.
Now, that’s funny. 🙂
Vice President Joe Biden told Democrats that, “To state the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hard for this country.”
“And they’ve been really tough for our party. Just ask [former DCCC chair] Steve [Israel]. They’ve been really tough for our party. And together we made some really, really tough decisions — decisions that weren’t at all popular, hard to explain,” said Biden.
So they didn’t bother to explain them, they just crammed them down your throat and had the Press call you “racist” or “extremist” if you objected (and the Press obliged willingly).
Only in Amerika! 🙂 God Bless, Crazy Uncle Joe…