Reporters complain of ‘lockdown’ at GOP retreat; ‘Can only leave to eat, defecate’

House Republicans are at the Kings Mill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., for their annual retreat today, and much of the news coming from the retreat is about … the press. Reporters on the retreat beat are kvetching about the media “lockdown.”

Ah, that’s right. Security threats are what journalists say are security threats. They’re experts, you know.

Somehow — somehow — we have a feeling they’ll be able to cover the event.

  • Aaron

    *rubbing my thumb and forefinger together* Do you know what this is? It’s the world’s smallest violin playing just for the reporters.

  • TugboatPhil

    Eating and defecating. Two things that MSM reporters are used to doing together.

  • NachoCheese (D)

    So let me understand this…the “press” are at a private event and can’t freely roam the halls?

    Their whining about it is almost as funny as the DNC requiring photo IDs to attend their convention, while simultaneously decrying requiring photo IDs to vote.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    re·treat (r-trt)n.1.
    a. The act or process of withdrawing, especially from something hazardous or unpleasant.

    Of course they don’t want liberal “reporters” running around harassing them and making them spend all their time trying to respond to media accusations that they are somehow racist for simply being Republican. It would defeat the whole purpose of being on a retreat.

  • Thom Harris

    I have a suggestion for them. Leave. It’s not like they are actually going to report the truth about anything they learn. They’d have to give back their liberal decoder rings.

  • stuckinIL4now

    If they’re leaving to defecate, how are they getting their news crapaganda written and filed?

    • Fire and Adjust!

      They wipe and then scan it to their editors.

    • o0Nighthawk0o

      They are provided the new CrApple iPoop

  • Joe W.

    Bunch of whiney pantywaists.

  • Jack Deth


    It’s NOT like they locked you in a Broom Closet or something!!!

  • Bob Khan

    As much as the media twists the truth these days, can’t say I blame them.

  • Steve_J

    Why are they allowing the press there to begin with?

  • doublellnfl

    Reporters always sneaking around trying to get information to twist around, they deserved what they got..