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Did McCain Oust a Reporter From Event Because He Was Black?

There has been much talk this week regarding John McCain‘s apparent turnaround with regards to the press; many people are remarking that the much ballyhooed “Straight Talk Express” has changed lanes. The most recent, and perhaps extreme, case in point is that of Stephen Price, a senior reporter from the Tallahassee Democrat who was kicked out of a McCain event yesterday. He was later told he’d been asked to leave because he was a local reporter in an area reserved for national ones (but wait, isn’t McCain supposed to be all over the local reporters these days?). However, according to Price there were plenty of local reporters around and he was the only one removed. He also happened to be the only black reporter at the event. The McCain camp categorically denies that race had anything to do with the decision. Price appeared on Countdown last night to discuss the incident.

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