Would anyone be interested in seeing both President Obama and Gov. Scott Walker appear on stage at a white-tie dinner to deliver humorous speeches? Quite a few reporters would, but as CBS News’ Mark Knoller reports, television cameras, radio microphones and still cameras are banned from this year’s Gridiron Club dinner. A reporter from the print pool will be allowed in to take notes, however.

As Knoller reports, that’s a step up from previous years, when press coverage was sometimes banned altogether. The irony might not be apparent without knowing that the Gridiron Club comprises an elite group of Washington D.C. reporters, editors and bureau chiefs.

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Grid-irony: CBS’ Mark Knoller slams Gridiron Dinner; Where is the transparency, journalists?