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Sat Jul 28, 2012, 04:33 PM

Romney bans media from Jerusalem fundraiser, violating pre-established protocol


JERUSALEM — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who touched down here Saturday night for a day of meetings with top Israeli and Palestinian leaders, plans to wrap up his visit to Israel by collecting money from some of his biggest benefactors behind closed doors.

Some of Romney’s Jewish donors are flying here from the United States to attend the Jerusalem fundraiser on Monday morning, including Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who has pledged to personally give tens of millions of dollars to a pro-Romney super PAC.

But Romney’s campaign announced Saturday that it would block the news media from covering the event, which will be held at the King David Hotel. The campaign’s decision to close the fundraiser to the press violates the ground rules it negotiated with news organizations in April, when Romney wrapped up the Republican nomination and began opening some of his finance events to the news media.

Under the agreement, a pool of wire, print and television reporters can cover every Romney fundraiser held in public venues, including hotels and country clubs. The campaign does not allow media coverage of fundraisers held in private residences.
Campaign spokesman Rick Gorka declined to explain the campaign’s decision to violate protocol with the Jerusalem event. Pressed repeatedly by reporters to offer an explanation, Gorka said only that the fundraiser was “closed press.”
“That’s all I’ve got for you — it’s closed press,” Gorka said.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/post/romney-bans-media-from-jerusalem-fundraiser-violating-pre-established-protocol/2012/07/28/gJQAAaeVGX_blog.html

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Reply Romney bans media from Jerusalem fundraiser, violating pre-established protocol (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2012 OP
nc4bo Jul 2012 #1
Ichingcarpenter Jul 2012 #2
PCIntern Jul 2012 #3
flamingdem Jul 2012 #4
barbtries Jul 2012 #5
Raven Jul 2012 #6
Va Lefty Jul 2012 #7
Tx4obama Jul 2012 #8
riverwalker Jul 2012 #9

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 04:34 PM

1. Orgy? nt

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 04:46 PM

2. A Bris for Bain?

'corporations are people too'' Maybe he forgot to have it done back then.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 04:51 PM

3. I wonder if Mitt is circumcized...maybe retroactively. Nt

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 05:27 PM

4. It's called a Goy Clip



Heard that today for the first time

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 05:58 PM

5. can't wait to see

how the press in israel responds to this. i hope they're as witty as the press in england.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 06:03 PM

6. Says to me that his handlers can't control his mouth and

neither can he. He better enjoy it because he won't get away with it in the US.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 07:22 PM

7. Maybe he wants to convert them all into the church of latter day saints?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 08:17 PM

8. Kick! n/t

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Sat Jul 28, 2012, 10:45 PM

9. heres the invite

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