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Washington Post Reporters Denied Entry To Roy Moore’s Election Night Party, Revokes Their Credentials

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Washington Post Reporters Denied Entry To Roy Moore’s Election Night Party, Revokes Their Credentials




Roy Moore’s campaign has revoked the press credentials of The Washington Post and refused to let its reporters into the GOP candidate’s election night party in Montgomery, Alabama.

“We were denied credentials and when our reporters asked to enter they were told no,” the Post’s Kristine Coratti Kelly said in an email.

Lauren Walsh, a reporter with the ABC television affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama, confirmed that the Post reporters were “asked to leave” the rally while journalists for other news outlets were stationed inside awaiting the results of Tuesday’s Senate race.

When asked by The Hill why the campaign revoked the newspaper’s credentials, campaign spokeswoman Hannah Ford said “No comment.”




Ford did confirm that the Moore campaign had previously told the Post that their credentials were undergoing review, and notified the paper Monday night that the press passes were not approved.

Rosie Gray, a reporter for The Atlantic, said in a tweet that the journalists at the Moore party had been placed “behind a barrier.”

She noted that when Moore had won the Republican Senate nomination in September, “reporters could move around freely” at his party at the same venue.

In early November, the Post published a bombshell article detailing troubling allegations that Moore had sexually preyed upon teenagers when he was in his 30s. One woman accused him of molesting her when she was just 14.




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