|"Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast"
|"The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself."
-- Proverbs 11:25
A local reporter attempting to cover President Obama's speech at West Point this week was not allowed in when he told security officials he had a hunting gun in the trunk of his car.
West Point spokesman Jim Fox tells TPM that the reporter volunteered the fact that he had the firearm in his car, saying he left it there inadvertently.
He was interviewed by both the Secret Service and West Point's military police. The Secret Service determined he didn't pose a threat to the President, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the incident. But the reporter was asked to leave.
The news comes as the Secret Service is facing scrutiny over its role in letting two uninvited guests into the White House for Obama's first state dinner. In several incidents earlier this year, protesters carried guns outside venues where the President was speaking.
The official also told TPM that the reporter, a longtime journalist who has covered White House events in the past, had applied for press credentials to cover the speech but was denied.
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