An editorial with punch

First, you have to realize that the San Francisco Chronicle and the Obama administration have some tense history stemming from some pool reporting/video/personality-huffs. Even still, when the president made a swing through California, they took a chance to take a swipe: Obama White House on press access: a Nixonian quality:

The Obama White House’s restrictions on media access to its fundraising events makes a mockery of its claim to be the most transparent administration in history.

If anything, there is almost a Nixonian quality to the level of control, paranoia – and lack of credibility – this White House has demonstrated on the issue of media access to President Obama’s fundraisers.

Those are the first two paragraphs. Follow the link to read their facts and support. Remember: editorials and columns have to have as good, or better, reporting than the rest of the paper. Facts drive everything. Just because you say it or think it to be true does not make it so.

You have to have some concrete material when you speak truth to power.

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