Staffers of VP Joe Biden Confined ORLANDO SENTINEL Reporter Scott Powers in Closet During Fund Raiser … Biden Folks Apologize
Nobody puts Baby in a corner … or is it a pool reporter in a closet.
Ealier this week, as reported at the Drudge Report, staffers of Vice President confined Orlando Sentinel reporter Scott Powers in a closet during a fund raiser. It was done to prevent Powers from mingling with high-powered guests gathered for a Democratic fundraiser. So much for Freedom of the Press. Or how about the use of just plain common sense and decency.
Reporter Scott Powers was the designated “pool reporter” for the vice president’s Wednesday visit to the massive Winter Park, Fla., home of developer and philanthropist Alan Ginsburg. The veep hadn’t arrived yet but most of the 150 guests (minimum $500 donation) had. They were busy noshing on caprese crostini with oven-dried mozzarella and basil, rosemary flatbread with grapes honey and gorgonzola cheese and bacon deviled eggs, before a lunch of grilled chicken Caesar and garden vegetable wraps.
Not so for Powers. A “low-level staffer” put Powers in a storage closet and then stood guard outside the door, Powers told the DRUDGE REPORT. “When I’d stick my head out, they’d say, ‘Not yet. We’ll let you know when you can come out.’”
Now Biden’s folks are apologizing for forcing a reporter to remain in the closet. Isn’t the the transparent administration who wanted to repeal DADT? Seems to be a contradiction when they forced their report to stay in the closet. As stated by the Lonely Conservative … Biden should be providing the apology personally.
“Scott – You have our sincere apologies for the lack of a better hold room today,” wrote Vice President Biden spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander last Wednesday to Orlando Sentinel reporter Scott Powers.
“Lack of a better hold room” is an interesting way of putting it. In order to keep Powers from mingling with guests at a Democratic fundraiser last Wednesday, Powers was escorted into a storage closet by a Biden staffer.