March 29th, 2011 13:16 EST
Joe Biden Humiliates Reporter Scott Powers!
"U.S. Vice President Joe Biden apologized to a reporter who was stowed in a closet last week during a Democratic fundraiser.
`Scott: You have our sincere apologies for the lack of a better hold room today`, Biden spokeswoman Elizabeth Alexander wrote to Orlando Sentinel reporter Scott Powers, ABC News reported.
Scott told ABC News Sunday he was escorted to a storage closet by a Biden staffer, preventing him from mingling with guests before Biden arrived. Scott was the designated pool reporter for the White House press corps at a fundraiser for Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in a private residence.
Powers said he was held for more than an hour in the closet, allowed out for 35 minutes of remarks by Biden and Nelson, after which it was back into the closet until the vice president left. UPI
A reporter might suffer the indignity of waiting in a closet until a Nelson Mandela or a Dali Lama is ready to speak.
But to be stowed in a closet like an old smelly pair of sneakers until a doofus like Joe Biden is ready to pander to fat cats is the greatest humiliation that can befall a member of the press.
Scott was treated like a leper; he was deemed unworthy to mingle with the rich and powerful. Scott was allowed to leave his prison only long enough so he could write down the profound thoughts emanating from the hapless Vice President.
To add insult to injury Biden delegated the job of apologizing to a spokeswoman. Never has a reporter been treated with such disdain by a prominent politician.
If I were Scott I would be so humiliated that I would hide in my closet for the rest of my life.
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