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  • "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.

    White House seen shaping image by limiting access →

  • "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."

    White House seen shaping image by limiting access →

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