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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

The White House Press Corp Loses it

What liberal media? This one. The press basically flipped out and ambushed Scott McClellan yesterday. Michael Goodwin makes the case that they have openly taken sides. I'd say he's right. In a week where London has been bombed and a critical Supreme Court decision looms, the press spends basically an entire press conference grilling the spokesman about what is probably not even a crime, and quite possibly not even ethically wrong in any way. Sickening. There is a strong chance that everyone in that room knew that Valarie Plame worked for the CIA before the Novak story broke, it was the worst kept secret in Washington. The press corp has abandoned even the semblance of objectivity and openly declared war on the White House.

So what should Bush do? Give press credentials to bloggers. The White House is under no obligation to keep being harrassed by the same dinosaur relics of an age gone by. Believe me, no-one (even in Manhattan) is waiting to see what brilliant query the shrill and senile Helen Thomas is about to produce. Lets get some new blood in there that is going to start asking the important questions. How about Mickey Kaus or Andrew Sullivan? Austin Bay? David Corn? Drudge? All of those guys have (or should have) the credentials and the respect to do the job. We need some fresh blood in the press room, and to hell with the snobs who would rail against it. The press has a serious job and an important responsibility during war, and this fundamentally silly and biased corp is not cutting it.

5 Comments:

  • At 7:00 PM, Blogger Redneck Texan said…

    Man I heard that Mark, I have not seen the media so flagrantly out pushing their agenda like this in a long time.

    I wish everybody that is calling for Rove's execution for treason would apply that same zeal to finding out who the NYT's source was. I guess its OK for the media to protect a traitor, but give them a whiff of Rove's blood and they will work themselves into a lather.

    Of Rove is playing them they are way out there on a limb this time.

     
  • At 7:47 PM, Anonymous jones said…

    I think Corn has credentials.

    One thing good for Helen Thomas, whenever she speaks I call my kids and say, "Listen a witch." You should see the heads snap around.

     
  • At 10:49 AM, Blogger Pofarmer said…

    I couldn't beleive it when I heard the press openly heckling McClellan for not speaking on an open investigation. At least the Dems look like total freaking idiots now. What's going on with that Tom Delay inquiry anyway!!!!;0)

    Chads

     
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