CENSORED

Saudi Arabia Muzzles Press

The White House press corps traveling with Barack Obama on his trip to Saudi Arabia face some serious restrictions in the notorious kingdom, and at least one reporter is none too happy about it. Time magazine's Michael Scherer posted the note he received from the State Department, which said that reporters are "expressly prohibited from leaving the hotel or engaging in any journalistic activities outside of coverage" of Obama's visit. Scherer uses the outrage to point out Saudi Arabia's previous censorship of the press and also criticize an administration that allows such concessions. But is he actually angry enough to refute the order and cover Saudi Arabia's long record of human rights abuses?