Apparently, for real:
The president is to receive the award from the federation of black community newspapers in a White House ceremony this afternoon.
The Obama White House has closed the press award ceremony to the press.
Stories of the event, Earnest says, will be published in African-American community newspapers across the country and in that sense the event will be “covered.” But the White House says the National Newspaper Publishers Association is giving the award to the president and is therefore being given its own event because of its historical focus on African American issues.
I have to say, this just isn’t President Barack Obama’s week.
Crossposted to RedState.