A lawsuit has been filed in Washington accusing the White House Correspondents’ Association of doing the bidding of the Obama administration in trying to belittle, exclude and irreparably harm a leading Internet news outlet, WorldNetDaily, which has carried commentary critical of the president.
The dispute arose over WND’s request – and payment – for three tables at the association’s annual banquet in Washington, which has been described as being to the news industry what the Academy Awards are to Hollywood.
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“It … is the most prestigious event of the year in Washington, D.C. … It thus enhances a news outlet’s prestige to rent tables at and attend the event and is a must to maintain a news outlet’s, such as WND’s, reputation,” the complaint explains.
“News outlets who do not get sufficient access to the event are seen as ‘lesser’ and unimportant in the media world,” it continues.
But the association then notified WND it would be able to use only three seats at this year’s event, which is scheduled for May 1 and features entertainer Jay Leno as a speaker.
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