Denied entry: Obama's day playing golf with Woods leaves press frustrated

Earlier in the day, the White House pool - the battery of press which travels with the president and covers his events - lodged a protest after they were denied access to Obama playing golf with Tiger Woods.

updated: February 18, 2013 15:19 IST
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Washington: Denial of access to a golf game involving the US President Barack Obama and legendary Tiger Woods on Sunday has left media "frustrated" even as the White House defended the decision.

Ed Henry, president of the White House Correspondents Association, issued a statement saying that the decision of the White House to deny access to press was baffling. "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.

"There is a very simple but important principle we will continue to fight for today and in the days ahead: transparency," Henry said in a statement late Sunday evening.

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