The upcoming "Rally to Restore Sanity" in DC this weekend is kind of a big deal to a lot of my Washingtonian friends. I don't fundamentally believe in political protests. It will be the first political march I've attended since college for a purpose other than keeping somebody else out of trouble. We've got a dude driving up from North Carolina just to attend.
Anyway, even reporters want to go. But when you're a reporter, that's just not that simple
NPR has asked its employees not to attend unless they are covering it.
The Washington Post says its staffers can attend, but not actively participate.
And yes, the local alternative paper has a policy mocking the bigger news outlets'policies, because that's how they roll.
But seriously, this "don't do overly political stuff that will cheese your sources off if you want to get good information out of them" is not a new thing just invented to persecute Juan Williams.