Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech last Wednesday in Florida. The occasion was a $500-per-head fundraiser for Democrat Senator Bill Nelson. The Orlando Sentinel was the press-pool-on-point to cover the event for the people of the United States of America.
The Sentinel sent one reporter. Said reporter was immediately confined by a Biden advance-team member to a storage closet, given a bottle of water and kept inside by a Biden thug at the closet door. Biden’s prepared speech — but nothing whatsoever else — got “covered” for the people of the U.S.A. And the intrepid press-pool-on-point “reporter” limped back to the Sentinel with his little tail between his legs, happy to have had a little water to drink and a cell phone to keep him company during his confinement.Wimp is too mild a word.
At least one dinner guest later took exception:
One of the fundraiser attendees emailed the Orlando Sentinel: “I was in attendance at the fundraiser and enjoyed a nice lunch. If I had known there was a reporter stuffed in the closet, I would have been compelled to stand up and demand answers. I would also like to know if this is actually legal to treat people like caged animals. I’m disgusted by these actions.”
Disgusted enough to put a “stop payment” on the donation check? Unlikely.
On Friday, Powers said, the home’s owner called him. “He said he had no idea they’d put me in a closet and was very sorry. He said he was just following their lead and was extremely embarrassed by the whole thing.”
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Biden Team Apologizes to Reporter for Sticking Him In Closet
“Scott – You have our sincere apologies for the lack of a better hold room today,” wrote Vice President Biden spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander last Wednesday to Orlando Sentinel reporter Scott Powers.
“Lack of a better hold room” is an interesting way of putting it. In order to keep Powers from mingling with guests at a Democratic fundraiser last Wednesday, Powers was escorted into a storage closet by a Biden staffer.
e what they’d have stowed away the reporter if his newspaper wouldn’t have endorsed Obama in 2008.
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- “Biden’s staff consigns reporter to closet so that he can’t talk to guests at a fundraiser” and related posts (johnrlott.blogspot.com)