Reporters were put on notice that, “the two men would not take questions during a photo opportunity, and that reporters were expected to adhere to journalistic standards and codes of ethics, or risk being ejected from the room.” Alluding that free speech was out on hold during the photo opportunity. Two questions that come to mind are why did the Majority Leader call Hu a ‘dictator’. No questions on that. […]
First Amendment be damned . . . If Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn had his way, any journalist who called Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez a dictator would quickly find himself behind bars.