Michael Moore’s attempt to cover Republican convention sabotaged by security

Cursor, my own favorite one-stop web news source, has a special election page up called “Derelection 2004”.



I highly recommend the new site. They’ve already found me this story:



“….Moore, who entered the building at about 9 p.m., was stopped several times as he made his way through the convention to a press table, where guards surrounded him. Security guards then blocked access to several rows of press tables for an hour while he remained in the building.Gallegos, who has overseen daily press credentials for each political convention since 1972, said the guards and New York City police had no authority to stop access for Moore, or close off a press area without proper cause. “Not since 1968 in Chicago did police get this involved in media access,” Gallegos told E&P Thursday. “When you have the police force telling individuals what access they are going to have, and it is not based on a safety issue, that is scary.”