Friday, May 02, 2008

Closed to the Public

It wasn't that long ago that a Paid Republican Operative was complaining about access to private events being attending by soon to be Senator Al Franken. Yet his own party refuses to allow access to media at their public conventions. theUpTake has the video:
Minnesota’s Republican Party seems very camera-shy. Over the past several months Republicans have prevented journalists from recording their candidates at events. The latest incident was rather dramatic as Gavin Sullivan was tossed out of the Republican convention for district 42B for shooting video.

The UpTake’s Mike McIntee shows us Gavin Sullivan’s video and talks to another journalist who has been tossed out twice from Republican events.

The DFL, of course, allows for the credentialing of all media types regardless of ideological bent. That's what openness is about.

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