White House shuts out media, creates its own news report

When the national champion University of Connecticut women’s basketball team visited the White House last week—and President Obama shot hoops with the ladies—the press was not allowed to watch. Instead, the White House released its own coverage of the event. “It’s perfectly fine, of course, for the White House to put out its own version of events ,” ABC News White House correspondent Jake Tapper wrote on his blog, “but is it right to do so by preventing actual reporter…

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