Weiner’s Old-Timey Availability

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:

Rep. Anthony Weiner hosts forum with reporters (“pen and pad only”) to discuss his legislative priorities and other issues; Palace Diner, private room, 6015 Main St., between 60th Avenue and Horace Harding Expressway North, Flushing.

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”

Weiner’s Old-Timey Availability