John Boehner Denies C-Span Greater Opportunies to Film Him Crying


If you ever watch C-Span — and who doesn’t, right? — you’ve become accustomed to basically one boring camera angle, which is a head-on shot of whomever is speaking at the podium. That’s all the House allows C-Span to do. Though new Speaker of the House John Boehner has decided to grant the media greater access to the House in some ways — by allowing “correspondents to report live from inside the House chamber for special events and high-profile debates,” for example — he’s turned down C-Span’s request to add a couple of extra cameras in the House chamber to pick up reaction shots, many of which would presumably catch him tearing up about God knows what.

Boehner denies C-SPAN’s request to add cameras in House [Hill]