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Reality Show President: An Exposé on the Battle Between the Press and White House

Since late 2013, the White House and the White House Press Corps have clashed several times over. We’ve covered this briefly in the past, but if you’re still not sure what’s going on, how it came to be and why exactly members of the press have gone so far as to call the administration’s policies regarding press access “Orwellian,” this exposé by ReasonTV may help clear things up for you.

Whatever side of this argument you fall on, and regardless of your political affiliations, the 12 minute video is fascinating. It takes a look at the history of presidential photography (and its censorship), explains why the Obama administration was so keen on controlling the president’s image when he first came into office, and pinpoints the moment when the press finally said enough is enough.

Check it out for yourself at the top, and once you do, let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.

(via Bag News Notes)