Vanity Fair allows WH to approve Obama quotes used in article. Weird. Why not just use the talking points memo like everyone else? #tcot
— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) September 17, 2012
Here’s the story from The Weekly Standard:
Vanity Fair writer Michael Lewis agreed to allow the White House to approve the quotations he used from President Barack Obama in his story about the president in this month’s magazine.
“Like other journalists who write about Washington and presidential politics, Mr. Lewis said that he had to submit to the widespread but rarely disclosed practice of quote approval,” reports the New York Times.