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July 28, 2012


Romney Bans Media from Jerusalem Fundraiser

Mitt Romney arrived in Jerusalem and was scheduled to attend a fundraiser on Monday but his campaign announced "that it would block the news media from covering the event," the Washington Post reports.

"The campaign's decision to close the fundraiser to the press violates the ground rules it negotiated with news organizations in April... Under the agreement, a pool of wire, print and television reporters can cover every Romney fundraiser held in public venues, including hotels and country clubs. The campaign does not allow media coverage of fundraisers held in private residences."

A spokesman "declined to explain the campaign's decision to violate protocol with the Jerusalem event."

Mark Halperin: "With Sheldon Adelson expected to be in the house (the King David hotel) and a restive traveling press corps, this might not be the best way, however, to change the trajectory of the media narrative."












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