The National Press Club suspended a reporter's membership for asking a Saudi Prince some difficult questions. Then they reversed their decision, 10 days into the 2-week suspension:
HUSSEINI: There’s been a lot of talk about the legitimacy of the Syrian regime, I want to know what legitimacy your regime has sir. You come before us, representative of one of the most autocratic, misogynistic regimes on the face of the earth. Human Rights Watch and other reports of torture detention of activist, you squelched the democratic uprising in Bahrain, you tried to overturn the democratic uprising in Egypt and indeed you continue to oppress your own people. What legitimacy does you regime have — other than billions of dollars and weapons? [...]
TURKI: After how many years since the establishment of the United States did women get to vote in the United States? Does that mean that before they got the vote that United States was an illegitimate country? According to his definition, obviously. So, until, when was it — 1910 when women got to vote — from 1789 to 1910 United States was illegitimate? This is how you should measure things, by how people recognize their faults and try to overcome them.
HUSSEINI: So are you saying that Arabs are inherently backward?
MODERATOR: Sam, that’s enough — this lady to the right, you’re next.
I could understand US State Department officials being troubled by the questions, but you've got to wonder about the press club officials who thought a suspension was appropriate.