White House Bans Media from Protest

By Don | April 21, 2010

After six vets chained themselves to the White House fence to protest what they feel is the president's slow movement on repealing the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy police closed Lafayette Park and chased away the media that was covering the event.

Protests are nothing new at the White House but to see them coming from Obama's allies is a bit startling especially when the protesters start chaining themselves to the fence. But even more suprising is the banning of the media from covering the event. The protest would have made the evening news and made the administration squirm a bit, but now they have to explain why the media couldn't cover the story from a public park and how this isn't about free speech. The answer if we get one should be illuminating.

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4 years 25 weeks ago, 11:20 AM

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Reminds me

of a Police state......Hmmmmm

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4 years 25 weeks ago, 12:34 PM

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Can anyone actually expect one? After taking such an arbitrary and capricious action, there's no way they're going to issue a statement. They'll just pretend that nothing happened.

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4 years 25 weeks ago, 2:32 PM

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Unbelievable!

WE still have a Constitution.......Don't We?

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4 years 25 weeks ago, 2:47 PM

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Shak

We do but it is slowly becoming the "Communist Manifesto".

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4 years 25 weeks ago, 2:44 PM

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Yes we still have a

Yes we still have a constitution, it's in a museum someplace under inches of bullit proof glass where no one in our government ever goes. I wonder how many of our elected officials (obama included) have even read the constitution or the declaration of independance.

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4 years 25 weeks ago, 2:47 PM

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And out of those few if any that have read these documents how many can truely say they comprehend what they have read?

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4 years 25 weeks ago, 5:34 PM

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This is the same press

who covers the presidents ass and fall all over him when will they see the light? This is not the kind of country I wanted and served to defend. This admin is creating a police state, the police are no longer here to protect us but to protect themselves. The polititions only worry about lining there pockets. We need to send a message and vote all the bastards out. They are there to serve us not the other way around.

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4 years 25 weeks ago, 5:23 PM

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Get the fuck out of there basterds.

4 years 25 weeks ago, 5:27 PM

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I take it back.Forgot about the constitution.XD

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