This became obvious, when The Boston Herald sought to get access to an Obama fundraiser Wednesday in which they were turned down.
“I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool reporters,” White House spokesman Matt Lehrich wrote in response to a Herald request for full access to the presidential visit.
"My point about the op-ed was not that you ran it but that it was the full front page, which excluded any coverage of the visit of a sitting US President to Boston. I think that raises a fair question about whether the paper is unbiased in its coverage of the President’s visits,” Lehrich wrote.Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney's spokesperson had this to say about the situation:
“That op-ed was about jobs, which apparently is a sensitive subject for the thin-skinned people around the president. The White House may be able to manipulate pool coverage, but they can’t manipulate the fact that millions of Americans are out of work because of President Obama’s failure to create jobs and get our economy moving,”The full story is HERE.
Howie Carr a well known Herald contributor and talk show host had this to say:
In a related story, President Obama knocks Mitt Romney at fund-raiser.
It seems that President Obama can't get Romney off his mind:
“With a little assist from the former governor of Massachusetts we passed universal health care,” Obama said. He also touted the death of terror kingpin Osama bin Laden, saying, “because of the bravery of our men and women in uniform Osama bin Laden will never again threaten the United States.”It also seems that perhaps SNL Bin Laden Skit, isn't to far off the mark.
The full story is HERE.