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September 21, 2009

Media barred from Media Courage award ceremony

Dave Weigel of the Washington Independent and Adele Stan of AlterNet report that the media were barred from the Media Courage award ceremony at the Values Voter summit this weekend. Only Fox News was allowed to film inside the auditorium where Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was being feted (or fetid, depending on your perspective).

[x-post at Obsidian Wings]



Thank you; that pun will keep me cheerful all day.

Mike Stark writes:
Folks that could normally be counted upon to have a presence - folks like TPM or Think Progress or Huffington Post) were banned at the door. I only got in because I attended as a "civilian" - I did not request press credentials. The upshot is that I got no coverage and very little video.

In their defense, it would have taken a lot of courage to hold the Media Courage awards in the presence of a reporter from TPM. I think you're being a bit unreasonable.

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