CBS chief White House correspondent, Major Garrett, told White House press secretary Josh Earnest today that he has lodged a formal complaint on behalf of the White House Correspondents’ Association over the Obama administration’s lack of transparency at an event commemorating the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
President Obama met with the living Apollo landing members, but the event was closed off to the press.
“The astronauts were among the most visible, televised national heroes this country has ever known. That entire program was financed by the American taxpayer,” a frustrated Garrett said Tuesday. “We believe that the event is a classic definition of something that should have the broadest press coverage imaginable, and we are therefore lodging a complaint against your decision to keep us out.”
Earnest replied to Garret saying he “understood,” adding that “These are legitimate American heroes and on that you and I can agree.”
Ironically enough, last week Earnest repeated the tired line that the Obama administration was the most transparent administration in history.
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