“Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will attend a reception with the National Newspaper Publisher Association in the State Dining Room, where they will be presented the Newsmaker of the Year award. This event is closed press.”
UPDATE, Saturday 21 March
Via Judith, LGF:
The National Newspaper Association, despite its innocuous name, is actually an association of far-left publications that includes “Final Call” — the paper published by Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam: NNPA – Article – member papers.
And that explains why Obama doesn’t want the mainstream press at this award ceremony.