American tv networks had a “Network” moment. The McCain campaign tried to orchestrate Palin’s visit to the United Nations as a photo op only event. Five news organizations came to a consensus at one point that they would ban the story from their broadcasts if they were not allowed to do more than take pictures. From CNN:
CNN does not send cameras into candidate events where editorial presence is not allowed.”
The McCain camp could not abide zero coverage of their VP debutante ball at the UN. A CNN producer was allowed in with the pool photographer.
Even Fox News was uptight. Awesome video snag from The Jed Report: