Gabriel Sherman`s article "End of the Affair" in The New Republic recounts a lot of gripes reporters have with the arrogance and secrecy of the Obama campaign. Most of it is the usual dull whining, but this is interesting:
"Reporters who have covered Obama`s biography or his problems with certain voter blocs have been challenged the most aggressively. "They`re terrified of people poking around Obama`s life," one reporter says. "The whole Obama narrative is built around this narrative that Obama and David Axelrod built, and, like all stories, it`s not entirely true. So they have to be protective of the crown jewels." Another reporter notes that, during the last year, Obama`s old friends and Harvard classmates were requested not to talk to the press without permission."
Better late than never, I suppose ...By the way, can you imagine being asked not to talk to the press about some guy you went to school with without his permission?