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At 8:26 p.m. Monday:
Well, that’s certainly the detail that matters most — press removed from White House! Highly unusual! Was there a reason?
The US Secret Service on Monday evening told members of the White House press corps to immediately leave the White House grounds, a highly unusual decision that did not immediately come with an explanation.
The decision came during an ongoing demonstration in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House where protesters were trying to bring down a statue of former President Andrew Jackson that stands in the middle of the park.
Now, I’m just an ol’ country journo without no fancy degree, but ‘seems to me that the protest might be a tad more relevant than the story lets on — why, a fella might think that the attempt to destroy a statue across from the White House would be the main story, not the order for some scribes to hustle out the side door.
Well, they’re straight-shooting objective documentarians of history, so let’s go back to the site around 12:50 CST, and see what the main story on CNN.com looks like.
I guess that’s more important than the defacing of the church. But they’ve updated the Lafayette Square story by midnight, right?
Nope. Here’s what happened.
Nothing about that on CNN. Also:
Mr. Lemon may be surprised to find how it’s not just an option, it’s a requirement. But he’ll manage to deal with that, when it comes.Published in