Big Props to the MainStream Media

October 23, 2009

Now usually I don’t agree with anything the Mainstream Media does or says. Today is different. I must say I am quite proud of how they handled themselves on this issue.

The White House contacted the press pool (representatives from ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and FOX) and stated that they would be conducting interviews with the new Pay Czar, Kenneth Feinberg. However, everyone BUT Fox was invited. The other members of the pool stood up for what is right (you know – the Constitution and all) and refused to do the interviews if FOX wasn’t invited. HOORAY for you, mainstream media! So, the White House retaliated by only allowing each interviewer 2 minutes instead of the original 5. Boo freaking hoo.
Of course, when Carol E Lee from Politico asked White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, if he believed that FOX should be removed from the White House press pool, he said that wasn’t his job to decide. Oh really? Sounds like you are trying to make it your job.  Of course, as the President stated, he isn’t losing any sleep over this.  He’s just spending a lot of his time trying to stick it to FOX and making a fool of himself in the process. 

I just love it when evil schemes backfire!