Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Seat At The Table…

In case you missed it, the Boston Herald reported that the White House Press office denied the newspaper full access to President Obama’s Boston fund-raiser today.

In an email sent to the Boston Herald by the White House spokesman Matt Lehrich, Boston Herald officials were told that “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters.”

The “snub” is in response to the White House’s objection to the Boston Herald placing an op-ed by Mitt Romney regarding jobs on the front page of the newspaper. The e-mail from the White House goes on to say, “my point about the op-ed was not that you (Boston Herald) ran it, but that it was the full front page which excluded any coverage of the visit of a sitting US President to Boston.”

This latest display of favoritism only reiterates the Republicans stance on the lack of transparency in government at both the state and federal level. The Obama administrations disapproval of a particular news story should not lead to the lack of a seat at the proverbial table.

Click here to read the Boston Herald story in its entirety.