It has happened again.
The Obama-era State Department, not content with the level of media partisanship Mr. Obama already gets, is trying to censor conservative venues when all they are trying to do is attend a briefing.
Excerpted from Adam Kredo\’s article at Obama & Co\’s most recent victim, freebeacon.com:
VIENNA-Officials with the Department of State threatened to call security Monday on a Washington Free Beacon reporter who was attempting to report on a briefing held by senior Obama administration figures in Vienna on the eve of an expected nuclear agreement with Iran.
“You\’re not registered with the U.S. press,” (State Department spokesperson Melissa) Turley said after being informed that the Free Beacon was attending the event.
“You have a press pass from the [European Union], not from me,” Turley said, after being informed that the Free Beacon was officially credentialed to cover the event.
Turley and her colleagues then threatened the reporter, instructing him to leave the room or be dealt with by “security.”
“The State Dept-hosted background briefings are for reporters traveling with Secretary Kerry and those who are members of the State Dept Press Corps, who are from outlets credentialed to attend the daily press briefings in Washington, D.C.,” Turley said in an email.
Would she have done the same with a leftward, Obama-supporting journalist who had the same credentials? Don\’t bet your IRA on it. Did they check everyone else for similar credentials?
These folks really don\’t like dissent much, do they?
One other thing: I hope every journalist who saw this happen and stayed put anyway remembers this incident well. What goes around very often comes around. What will they say when it is them?