Here is video of police outside the White House today pushing the media virtually out of sight of a protest taking place by Gay Rights protesters at the White House. The police closed Lafayette Park, and pushed the media completely away from covering the protest.
Politico's Ben Smith wrote the following under the headline, "Most Transparent White House Ever . . .":
Police chased reporters away from the White House and closed Lafayette Park today in response to a gay rights protest in which several service members in full uniform handcuffed themselves to the White House gate to protest "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."
People who have covered the White House for years tell me that's an extremely unusual thing to do in an area that regularly features protests. . . . MORE