NBC News reporter Chuck Todd on Friday appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to skewer the White House for what he said is a lack of presidential access given to photojournalists.
A frustrated Todd said the issue started on “day two of the presidency” when the White House refused to allow photojournalists to document President Barack Obama’s second oath of office, which was required after Chief Justice John Roberts mangled his first delivery attempt.
The NBC News reporter noted that the press corps is partially at fault because they continue to publish the photos officially provided by the Obama administration.
“Look we’re at fault here because we put (official White House pictures) up,” Todd said. “We basically give out these visual press releases and that’s what they are. And we don’t fight this enough.”
Todd further added that the precedent set under this administration will likely carry forward to the next, regardless of which political party is in power.
“One more small point to liberal viewers out there who are especially going to be the ones bashing us of late: you’ll be upset about this lack of access when somebody is in that Oval Office that you don’t agree with,” Todd concluded.
(H/T: Free Beacon)
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