Herman Cain Receives Secret Service Protection - From Journalists

Danger! Media approaching!

Heman Cain’s campaign has announced that he requested Secret Service protection yesterday — protection from journalists.

Cain spokesman J.D. Gordon said Thursday night that the campaign asked for the protection after The Washington Post posted an article online that morning detailing a series of physical skirmishes involving journalists at Cain rallies. …

Gordon would not say how many Secret Service agents would be positioned with Cain, but the spokesman said the coverage began Thursday night in New York, where Cain taped an interview on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

On the campaign trail, Cain “draws anywhere from a dozen to 50 media at his events,” Gordon said. “When he gets out at a rally or a campaign stop, it has been increasingly common for media to be physically putting themselves and others in danger by trying to follow him with a lot of heavy equipment and cameras in close quarters like we saw yesterday.”

Comedy that writes itself, and it’s yet another unforced error. All he had to say was that Cain had received threats, but instead Cain’s spokesman had to blather about the danger from cameras.

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