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Topic - Ken Paulson
A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but the Obama administration's controls on photojournalists may say even more about how this White House sees the role of a free press in the digital age, analysts say.
If some lawmakers get their way, George Carlin's "Seven Words" routine could be updated — "Seven Words You Can't Say in School."
"If photographers are no longer in the room, there's a lot of information and spontaneity the public won't be aware of. Whether it's the look on the face of a world leader in response to a comment by President Obama ... that is information of value to the American people and we cannot afford to give them short shrift," Mr. Paulson said.
"In this case, the White House is limiting access so it can control images. That strikes me as being inconsistent with the spirit of the First Amendment," said Ken Paulson, president of the First Amendment Center and the former editor of USA Today. "The White House is clearly trying to put its best photographic foot forward. Also, it wants to minimize risks. Photographers are journalists. If journalists are in the room, they potentially could witness history, and it may not be the kind of history the White House wants them to view."