Seems the Obama Camp doesn't like those who don't endorse them. The NY Post, Dallas Morning News, and Washington Times were told to "get out". What is interesting about all three of these newspapers, is that they endorsed McCain and not Obama. The Obama campaign confirmed that The Dallas Morning News and The New York Post, in addition to The Washington Times, were kicked off the campaign for the final stretch. But not one newspaper that endorses Obama was "dismissed."
"The least transparent and the least vetted candidate in history is now the least accessible -- not suprising," said McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds.
And to make matters better! Although there is no "room" for the three McCain endorsers, there seems to be room for the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times to join the plane according to FOXNews.
[I have to use a term here that I never ever thought I never would. This situation does NOT pass the "sniff test."]
Obama Camp's reason? Michelle Obama is joining the plane, which requires more Secret Service agents to be on board and according to Linda Douglass, Obama spokeswoman, adding a second plane to accommodate more traveling press would cause the campaign to lose one city per day due to logistical considerations. These were "very hard decisions," she said, and have "absolutely nothing" to do with the news organizations' coverage of the race.
[Yea, riiiiggghhhhhhhhhhht.... If they had kicked two newspapers off that were Obama endorsers and two newspapers that were McCain endorsers, then I would believe it... but three that were McCain endorsers only? Yeah........... sure.. okay....]
According to the "Drudge Report", some have stated that the reporters are being ousted to bring on documentary film-makers to record the final days. "The Obama campaign says their reporters -- and possibly others -- will have to vacate their coveted seats so more power players can document the final days of Sen. Barack Obama's historic campaign to become the first black American president." The Druge Report is also saying that room is being made for two black magazines, Essence and Jet.
[Umm... Obama's not legally black. 6.25% Negro is NOT legally black in this country. Hes 50% White, and 43.75% Arab!!!!!! In the U.S. you must be at least 12.5% to claim an ethnicity! LIES again from the Obama Camp!]
Dallas Morning News Editor Bob Mong told FOXNews that the "indication" from the Obama campaign was that they were kicked off the plane since they don't represent a national outlet and they don't represent a swing state.
"Unfortunately, demand for seats on the plane during this final weekend has far exceeded supply, and because of logistical issues we made the decision not to add a second plane. This means we've had to make hard and unpleasant for all concerned decisions about limiting some news organizations and in some cases not being in position to offer space to news organizations altogether," wrote Obama campaign Senior Advisor and Chief Communications Officer Anita Dunn in an email to The Times.
"There are press seats available on Senator Biden's plane for travel this final weekend and The Washington Times is encouraged to include our vice presidential nominee in your coverage plans for this final stretch," she said.
The Washington Times had to say on the matter of using Biden's plane:
"The Time won't be deterred by the Obama decision from continuing to cover the campaign fairly and fully for the final days," Mr. Solomon said. "Its reporters will fly commercial and drive to keep its coverage of Obama complete."
The Washington Times was notified last night, Thursday, of the decision, which came only two days after the Times editorial page endorsed McCain over Obama.
"We've been traveling since 2007 with him [Obama]. ... We're a relevant newspaper -- every day we break news," Solomon said. "And to suddenly be kicked off theplane for people who haven't covered it as aggressively or thoroughly as we are ... it sort of feels unfair."
"This feels like the journalistic equivalent of redistributing the wealth. We spent hundreds of thousands of dollars covering Senator Obama's campaign, traveling on his plane, and taking our turn in the reporter's pool, only to have our seat given away to someone else in the last days of the campaign," said Washington Times Executive Editor John Solomon. News organizations typically pay campaigns for the cost of traveling on the candidate's planes.
"I hope the candidate that promises to unite America isn't using a litmus test to determine who gets to cover his campaign," Mr. Solomon said.
Seems Obama continues to hold the press hostage, either by threatening them with the DoJ, threatening them with the "race card", or by threatening to exclude them. So, question to ponder. Where does Obama exactly stand on our First Amendment, when people "talk", "write" or "speak" negatively about him? So far, he's done at least one of the above three choices...... Prove me wrong if I am lying.