W.H. blocks press on West Coast tour - POLITICO.com: "Despite constant complaints from the press corps and promises from White House officials, access to the president continues to be limited in ways not seen in previous administrations. The constantly repeated line that they’re running the 'most transparent administration in history' tends to prompt snickers. Halfway through Obama’s West Coast swing, it’s tipping toward outrage," Dovere and Gerstein write.
What's even more irksome for the press is that this approach to super PAC events is coming from a president who has publicly criticized the Citizens United decision and distances himself from the PAC that supports him.
"How many people Obama met with was a secret. How much they paid to get in was a secret. Finding out who the people were? Forget it. Even a general account of what the president said to them? Not from this White House."