Making the Press Pay
I can't begin to tell you how much I love this story:
Mitt Romney "appears to be setting a precedent this election year in charging journalists and news organizations for any access to a presidential campaign headquarters on the night of the election," Mass Live reports.
Romney "will be holding his election night gathering at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, where access costs anywhere from $75 for a chair in the ballroom to $1,020 for permission to use the media filing center. Broadcast news organizations will be paying up to $6,500 for workspace."
They are not your friends. Treat them appropriately.