January 23, 2008


A CNN entertainment producer at the Sundance Film Festival tries to justify his coverage of Heath Ledger's death.

A Sundance press officer threatened to revoke our credentials if we asked any questions about the late actor. She said we were there only to ask questions about the film. I find that akin to someone in the White House telling the press corps what they can and can’t ask the President. I don’t think it serves us as a society to restrict what the media can ask in public settings.

Yes. It's just like you're a White House correspondent. You're Helen Thomas pressing for answers on why we invaded Iraq. Good work.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The saddest part is that when the White House DOES refuse to answer questions, they don't even bother to put up a fight.