Anthony Weiner has started conducting sit-down chats with reporters around the city (Christine Quinn, another likely mayoral candidate, is already doing this), but attendees are asked to leave their recording devices at home.
From the AP Daybook:
I haven’t seen the “pen and pad only” note about his media events before, but last week, after Weiner held a sit-down with Chinese reporters, I asked an aide if they could provide video or audio from the event.
The answer was no.
UPDATE: A Weiner spokesman said, “The intention was not to exclude recording devices, it was to indicate that it was for print reporters and that the diner didn’t want TV cameras”