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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Romney Team Kind of Apologizes for Denying Press Access to Mitt Romney

Posted by Paul Constant on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 2:29 PM

You may know about the Romney campaign's attempts to keep reporters off the rope line. CNN has more:

Press aides for the Romney campaign and a lone Secret Service agent attempted to physically block reporters from asking questions of the GOP contender along an event rope line in Saint Petersburg, Florida on Wednesday.

The brief altercation was captured on video by CNN. A spokeswoman from the Romney campaign later called it "an error."

"We're not going to do this," Romney press aide Kristen Warren can be heard saying in the video as she held out her arms to prevent various reporters from approaching the rope line, an area where Romney was shaking hands with supporters.

My favorite part of that video is that the reporters are being denied access to the presidential candidate as Kid Rock's "Born Free" plays in the background. It's not like freedom of the press is in the Constitution or anything, after all! In any case, the Romney campaign has admitted that physically restraining the press was an "error."

Meanwhile, the last anything-goes press conference held by Mitt Romney was back in March.


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