Reporter banned from Nevada caucus: “Spy! She’s a spy!”

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Here are a couple of excerpts from a story about how one reporter was treated by Republican caucus voters in Nevada. It isn't pretty. The words "GOP paranoia" come to mind.

Via Ashley Powers of the L.A. Times:

After about 10 speakers touted their presidential favorites – most of them backed Mitt Romney – the caucus chairwoman, whose name I didn’t catch, announced that no reporters were allowed in the room. [...]

“You’re a bunch of liars!” someone shouted.

“Spy! She’s a spy!” someone else said.

A woman waved a button at me, which said: DON’T BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA. [...]

Then a man walked over to me and said if I didn’t leave, he’d call security. So I left the room while voters cast their ballots.

Another word that comes to mind: "Extreme".

Did I mention "WTF"?

I wonder...  if Powers had been wearing a button that said, "I work at Fox," would she have been allowed to stay?

So much for freedom of the press. Hey Nevada GOP, how's that Constitution thing workin' for ya?

Please read the whole story here.

H/t: @42bkdodgr

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  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    Yup, that's what I said in the post, too, and I believe it's true. Kidding aside.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    The reporter should have said she was from Fox News -- she'd of been good to go. . .