Christoph von Marschall, the Washington bureau chief of the Berlin-based newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, wrote in Sunday's Washington Post about the "dirty little secret" of the Obama campaign: snubbing the foreign press.
But lack of access hasn't stopped the ink from flowing. Barack Obama's face adorns newspaper and magazine covers worldwide, as reporters flock to foreign capitals for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's five-country tour following stops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Marschall, for one, said that he's written several Obama-related pieces already this past week, and will continue over the next few days, focusing on the trip's impact on the U.S. election. Back in Berlin, he estimated that 10 to 15 reporters will cover Obama's upcoming speech from various angles, filling up column inches in the newspaper's national, local and cultural pages.