THE HOMETOWN OF Glenn Beck, the Fox News host, is honoring Beck on Saturday. The native of Mt. Vernon, Washington will receive a key to the city and the day will officially be proclaimed as "Glenn Beck Day."
The celebration has caused a controversy as Beck called President Obama a racist over the summer.
So, when the officials in Mt. Vernon announced that the press were not welcome to cover "Glenn Beck Day," the press went into a huff.
My question is this: Is keeping the media away from Beck any different from Obama spinning his message to the network news last week? Aren't they both, in effect, controlling the message?
Or is the Beck case different? As a news person, is he expected to speak to the media?
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