On Friday, CNN published a major blockbuster on Benghazi. Noah Rothman reports today that reporters not affiliated with getting that scoop now fear that the the White House will cut off their lines of access to punish the network.
“Access is a very serious consideration when it comes to stories that could adversely impact a show, correspondent, or network’s relationship with the administration, a campaign, or any political leader,” one source with insider information told Mediaite.
“I would suggest it’s not an accident that those who have been given a lot of access to the president have generally been AWOL when it comes to stories that might reflect poorly on him,” the source, who did not wish to be identified, continued. “It’s the name of the game. And it’s bad for everyone trying to do this job the right way.”
Yep. Organizations with things to hide tend to behave this way. They’ll come up with some policy or other to justify themselves, but the bottom line is that they’re furthering a cover-up, and lying to do it.