By Patrick Appel
A reader writes:

200 journalists apply for 50 40 seats on a campaign plane. Ryan Lizza, along with 149 159 other reporters, didn’t make the cut – and this is a story?

Point taken, but Joe Gandelman also has a point:

If this was mere happenstance, then it’s an example of poor and short-sighted staffing. If this was unintentional, it gives the appearance of payback and shows the kind of sloppy staff work that can sink campaigns and that the Obama campaign has notably not shown in the past.

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