From The Guardian‘s “New Yorker’s plane snub over Obama ‘terrorist’ cartoon“:
The [New Yorker] article’s author, Ryan Lizza, would have expected to secure one of the 40 press places on Obama’s tour this week but was told no space was available.
Writing on the Huffington Post, media blogger Rachel Sklar said: “So it’s gonna be like that, is it? Retribution for unfavourable coverage is a chilling thing to contemplate.”
Larry Johnson, a former CIA officer and Hillary Clinton supporter, accused the Obama campaign of “engaging in a nasty little act of getting even”.
Journalist Ryan Tate, blogging on Gawker, said: “It’s hard to see the snub as anything other than payback. His people had to know what signal it would send to exclude the magazine so soon after the cover flap.”