I've said it before and I will say it again... Obama loves to treat the media like crap, but like an abused wife, they just keep crawling back to him for more. Could someone please tell me there is another side to this story? I can only imagine the crapstorm if Bush were in the White House when this happened. Most transparent White House ever... - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com Police chased reporters away from the White House and closed Lafayette Park today in response to a gay rights protest in which several service members in full uniform handcuffed themselves to the White House gate to protest "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." People who have covered the White House for years tell me that's an extremely unusual thing to do in an area that regularly features protests.