Totally predictable...but still incredible: LATIMES source Obama promised to be a "transparent president." So now...he's receiving an award from "federation of black community newspapers." (Which begs the question, "What would happen were there a "federation of white community newspapers," but that's another thread.) He's barred the press from the ceremony. Some thoughts: What happened to "transparency?" Is it possible that the aforementioned federation is so radical, that Obama doesn't want publicity? (I find this quite likely). What is the president scared of? According to FOXNEWS, Josh Earnest, deputy White House Press Secretary, tells Fox the president's reception this afternoon with the National Newspaper Publishers Association is a "special access" event that the representatives of African-American community newspapers will cover as participants. The event will not open to daily White House reporters. One buck gets you ten that there will be a shortage of "objective reporting" on this. Those "covering" this event probably pray to Obama.