Video: WaPo reporter booted from meeting with John Kerry for asking question

question-bootedReporters are supposed to ask questions, but apparently that’s not allowed anymore — at least not when the person in the meeting is John Kerry, the haughty Secretary of State who, by the way, once served in Vietnam.

According to The Hill, correspondent Carol Morello was “escorted out of a meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov” over a question about the State Department’s critique of the Uzbek record on human rights.

The Hill added:

The meeting took place in the Samarkand, Uzbek, as the U.S. aimed to reassure Central Asia of its continued involvement in the region against radical Islam.

Kerry was also going to urge leaders from Central Asia to commit to a standard of basic human rights as a part of his four-day trip, but the topic was not said to be the main focus of the diplomatic meeting.

The short news brief caught the attention of folks on Twitter:


Here’s video of that reporter being escorted out of the meeting, courtesy of the Washington Post:

So much for a free press under the Obama regime…


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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