Apparently the media doesn’t like it when their message is tightly controlled by outside forces…….except when they are totally cool with it.
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
Peters said he was told by a staffer they were being escorted to prevent them from talking to members of Congress.
Basically we had Congress slamming their iron fist as to what information reporters were going to get from the Democrat Representatives……sort of like what the media does with the general public.