It was known for years that Vice President Joe Biden is prone to gaffes, yet Barack Obama, in his grand wisdom picked Biden as his running mate. Now, the Obama folks are keeping a close watch on what Biden says and does and have greatly restricted how the media cover the vice president.
Fox News was told that during the vice president's last campaign swing through Virginia, the one that included the infamous "chains" remark, Biden's office tried to edit pool reports that a small group of journalists put together for the rest of the media.
On two occasions, Biden's office tried to massage some of the information that was in these reports before they were emailed to a wider group of White House reporters.
On the White House website, for example, transcripts of Biden's remarks are largely absent. The White House has not posted a Biden speech -- though he's given plenty -- since mid-June.
The White House also reportedly prohibited reporters from writing about a recent Biden conference call until the call was over. A White House spokesman told Politico last month that the Biden quotes were embargoed until the end of the call to allow "journalists to hear the entirety of the vice president's remarks and get the benefit of having their questions answered -- before trying to condense a 30-minute conference call about a 20-page NEC report into ... 140 characters."
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