Obama spokesman Bill Burton confirms Drudge's report that two right-leaning papers, the Washington Times and the New York Post, have lost their seats on the Obama plane, along with the Dallas Morning News.He's not even trying to hide it anymore, is he? The campaign did suggest they try and get a seat on Biden's plane, but that's sort of like being told to sit in the back of the bus isn't it?
"We're trying to reach as many swing voters that we can and unfortunately had to make some tough choices. but we are accommodating these folks in every way possible," he said.
The Post and the Morning News are both read primarily in states that aren't in play, but the Washington Times is read in Northern Virginia.
Burton said the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times had returned to the plane, and confirmed that Ebony and Jet magazines have seats on the plane. (The Tribune has had a reporter on the plane for most of the cycle, but recently added a photographer.)
Friday, October 31, 2008
Purge: Skeptical Reporters Tossed Off Obama's Plane