[Guest post by DRJ]
Politico sarcastically labels it the “most transparent White House ever”:
“Police chased reporters away from the White House and closed Lafayette Park today in response to a gay rights protest in which several service members in full uniform handcuffed themselves to the White House gate to protest “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
People who have covered the White House for years tell me that’s an extremely unusual thing to do in an area that regularly features protests.
A reporter can be seen in the YouTube video above calling the move “outrageous” and “ridiculous.”"
President Obama is probably still smarting from the heckling he received yesterday at the Boxer event in California.
POLICE: “Back up, all the way back. Park’s closed.”
MEDIA: “They are pushing the media back, like, two blocks. *** It’s one thing if they push the public back, but not the media. This is just ridiculous.”
Will this make the media wake up?