DEMOCRATS AND SECRET FUND RAISERS
Full disclosure and transparency during fund raising events in necessary and a normal practice by political parties and sitting Presidents to keep suspicion from growing that donars are not meeting requirements for amount donated etc. But it would seem that Obama's reelection committee and the DNC are more concerned about secrecy than keeping even the appearance of being above board in their fund raising efforts.
At a recent fund raiser in San Francisco where only local reporters were allowed White House staffers kicked out a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle who was recording protesters that were heckling Obama. This too was a fund raiser for his reelection and a DNC sponsored event. Although the local press was not banned they were prevented from reporting anything but positive situations about the event.
When running for office Obama promised the most transparent administration in US history. It has been just the opposite as secrecy has reigned supreme in the administration. Now that Obama is running for reelection the lack of transparency is running into a Constitutional situation as banning press coverage of fund raising events is a violation of the First Amendments freedom of press clause.
But opposing and violating the Constitution has been common practice of the Obama administration since day one so violating the freedom of the press at fund raising events is not surprising. In fact, in light of past experience and examples almost expected by this very nontransparent Presidency. Of course the very liberal press that is being banned as usual is also being very quiet about this lack of press freedom since it is Obama and they still are in the midst of their leg tingling love affair with him. If this was Bush the same press would be crying for his impeachment for denying press freedom.