The Washington Times - May 29, 2009, 05:00AM

A reporter for a small newspaper in Georgia was forcibly removed from a press area near Air Force One before President Obama arrived at Los Angeles International Airport to leave California, NBC is reporting.

Airport security officers carried Brenda Lee away by her arms and feet after she tried to give the president a letter seeking his support for traditional marriage. She works for the Georgia Informer in Macon.

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I vaguely recall from some journalism class a long time ago that, if you’re carried away from the scene of a story, you’ve just become the story.

You probably don’t want to be known as the reporter who was dragged away from Air Force One kicking and screaming.  Then again …

Next time, Brenda Lee might use the U.S. Postal Service.  Sure, it’s slower, but at least you don’t get armpit burns.