Reporter's Pass Revoked When Asking a Question Out of Turn

Here's an example of "shut your mouth and know your role" when it comes to the modern media:

WPRI-TV, Channel 12 reporter Jarrod Holbrook had his White House press pass snatched after he shouted “Mr. President!” twice as President Bush greeted Air and Army National Guardsmen gathered on the tarmac at the Air National Guard base in Quonset.

A member of the president’s entourage pointed at Holbrook after he first tried to get Mr. Bush’s attention. The man then ripped the pass from Holbrook’s belt after he shouted again to the president, who was about 10 feet away.

Holbrook said afterward that he just wanted to ask Mr. Bush how he enjoyed his visit to Rhode Island. Members of the media were not told they could not ask the president questions.


If you are a member of the press, don't DARE ask the president of the United States anything he is not prepared in advance to answer. I mean, unless he has a script written for him that covers all of his talking points for the week, all carefully tied in with the facade of spreading democracy across the planet, you are sure to earn the evil eye from the Prez' entourage.

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