R. Kelly Deputies Rebuff Reporter Over Doughnuts

Jury selection continues in child pornography trial
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 3:13 PM CDT
Krispy Kreme doughnuts are shown in Matthews, N.C., Thursday, April 17, 2008.   (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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(Newser) – It seems Chicago cops are dead serious about keeping the media on a short leash during the R. Kelly child-pornography trial: Today, deputies rejected doughnuts from radio reporter Brendan Greeley, worried it could be interpreted as a sign of favoritism. Greeley was told he was “being a distraction” and threatened with the revocation of his media credentials, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

"There was a good selection: glazed, chocolate, powdered, cinnamon," said Greeley, who reported that his feelings were hurt: "It was just meant to be a friendly gesture."