Joe Biden’s staff ‘force journalist into cupboard’

Posted: March 27, 2011 by The STR in NEWS & LOCAL NEWS, Political Comedy, Political NEWS & VEIWS
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This just goes to show you how much this current administration HATES the 1st amendment rights bestowed to all Americans. They deliberately violated this reporters rights……

Scott Powers, a veteran political reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, was designated as the “pool” journalist to cover a £300-a-head events for 150 guests to raise money for the re-election campaign of Senator Bill Nelson.

But aides to Mr Biden decided that Powers was only entitled to listen to the vice-president’s speech and should not be given access to guests gathering beforehand at the home of Alan Ginsberg, a wealthy developer in Winter Park, Florida.

To enforce this, Powers was ushered into a cluttered storage closet with a Biden staffer standing watch outside the door to prevent him emerging from what his newspaper described as a “temporary prison”.

He was not given any of the food that the guests enjoyed – caprese crostini with oven-dried mozzarella and basil, rosemary flatbread with grapes, honey and Gorgonzola cheese, grilled chicken Caesar and garden vegetable wraps.

He emailed his newspaper: “Sounds like a nice party”. He told the Drudge Report website: “When I’d stick my head out, they’d say, ‘Not yet. We’ll let you know when you can come out’.” Neither Mr Ginsberg nor his guests were aware of what had happened to the journalist.

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