Take the time to read up on the dust up between the Obama White House the SF Chronicle — all over a reporter using a cellphone to shoot some vid of some protestors at an Obama event.
Now ask yourself who among local reporters and editors would remotely stand up to edicts from on high about how and what to cover during the convention circus. I can think of exactly one news editor and maybe one or two reporters.
As ever, I love to be proven wrong — just for the surprise factor alone.
Update: Here’s the story that prompted the White House explosion. Note that it gave voice to attacks on Obama’s handling of the Bradley Manning affair. This is how much Team Obama fears principled stands against state power coming at him from the left. For that reason, anyone saying that a Ron Paul is unelectable is either dense or on someone’s payroll — probably both.