Meg Whitman, Republican candidate for governor in California, had a curious way of calling a press event. Whitman invited the press and was then shocked to learn that they actually wanted to ask questions. It then went from bad to worse.
This appears to be a trend started by Palin: the no-press press event. The cameras are welcomed of course, it is those pesky journalists that spoil the whole thing.
Whitman is a billionaire who served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay from March 1998 to March 2008. I have a feeling Whitman campaign buttons on Ebay just took a nosedive.