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If only there had been as much outrage over, say, Iraq ...
In case you missed it while you were busy having a life, the White House Correspondents Association—a.k.a. the media–have their ugly plaid knickers in a knot:
The White House Correspondents Association expressed "extreme frustration" with the Obama administration Sunday for refusing press access to President Barack Obama's golf weekend — including an appearance by golf legend Tiger Woods.

"Speaking on behalf of the White House Correspondents Association, I can say a broad cross section of our members from print, radio, online and TV have today expressed extreme frustration to me about having absolutely no access to the President of the United States this entire weekend," said Fox News correspondent Ed Henry, the organization's president. "There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency."

It's nice to see that the media—that slept through the lead-up to the war in Iraq, that cheerfully pretended the tea party was a grassroots uprising, that breathlessly reported on birth certificates and death panels, all while pretending that the Republican party hadn't spent the last four years obstructing any and all legislation put forward by President Obama—are finally fighting for a principle. Because knowing that the president three-putted on nine will allow us all to sleep better at night.

Originally posted to Barbara Morrill on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 05:55 AM PST.

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