Several media outlets said the order would make sources less likely to talk to reporters.
Certainly, the U.S. can and should lead the way in promoting free speech across the world. But when it comes to promoting a free press and protecting the media in transitional states, perhaps the world would be better off following the lead of countries like Ghana.
"It's not a function of the Secret Service to prevent or limit reporters from interviewing the people at events," said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan. "We've never been asked by any campaign to do that."