Media getting angry over President Obama fundraiser lockout

By Stephanie Klein | July 24, 2014
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By Bradford Thomas

President Obama’s ill-timed West Coast fundraising tour is experiencing backlash not only for the bad optics during a time of national and international turmoil, it’s also stirring up outrage among journalists as, yet again, the president is locking out the press.

Obama traveled to the West Coast for three days to meet with key donors from two of the largest Democratic super PACs, but so far he’s essentially shutting out the press:

Tuesday, the reporters and photographers traveling with the president on Air Force One and in his motorcade were left on the gravel path not even within sight of former Costco CEO Jim Sinegal’s house in the Seattle suburbs where Obama sat for a Senate Majority PAC fundraiser with a $25,000 entrance fee.

Wednesday morning, when he met with big donors for the House Majority PAC at the Four Seasons hotel in downtown San Francisco, they weren’t even told what room or floor he was on.

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