Big Papers Ousted From Obama's Plane

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Three prominent newspapers will not be allowed on Sen. Barack Obama's plane during the final days before the election.

The New York Post, Dallas Morning News and Washington Times --all of which endorsed Sen. John McCain-- have until Sunday to move out so that Obama's campaign can make room for networks and other reporters.

"This feels like the journalistic equivalent of redistributing the wealth," Washington Times Executive Editor John Solomon said. "We spent hundreds of thousands of dollars covering Senator Obama's campaign, traveling on his plane, and taking our turn in the reporter's pool, only to have our seat given away to someone else in the last days of the campaign."

It is believed that some of the seats will go to Jet and Essence, two well-known African American magazines.

Obama's campaign said the decision on who to replace was "very hard" and that it had "absolutely nothing" to do with the papers' coverage.

The ousted reporters plan to fly commercial in order to continue campaign coverage.

Sources: Washington Times, Drudge Report

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