As McClatchy news service reported, “The nation’s largest news organizations lodged a complaint Thursday against the White House for imposing unprecedented limitations on photojournalists covering President Barack Obama, which they say have harmed the public’s ability to monitor its own government.”
More details in the video. What’s fascinating about this: 1) these are major cable news networks, broadcast companies, and even The New York Times speaking out against the administration — and criticizing themselves.
“We must accept that we, the press, have been enablers,” the joint letter reportedly states. “We urge those of you in news organizations to immediately refrain from publishing any of the photographs or videos released by the White House, just as you would refuse to run verbatim a press release from them.”