White House press corps battles over empty seat

Fox News and Bloomberg look to be neck-and-neck in the fight to claim Helen Thomas’ old spot at the head of the White House briefing room.

But they won’t have to battle it out for long. A memo obtained by FishBowl from White House Correspondents Association President David Jackson reveals when the decision on the seat will be made:

“The 2010-2011 Board of the White House Correspondents’ Association held its first meeting today and agreed to consider new seating requests for the James S. Brady Briefing Room.

After a brief evaluation period, the board hopes to make final seating decisions at a special meeting on Aug. 2.”

As the Daily Caller previously reported, veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas resigned from the press corps after making inflammatory comments suggesting that Jews should return to Germany.

  • FreedomRocket

    Replace her with that dude Behar. Or the village people. Or that dude that isn’t a doctor, but plays one on TV. Or Fidel Castro. Or James Earl Ray.

  • chuck in st paul

    I nominate a lamp post. At least it would be neutral… and have a higher IQ.

  • emem

    This would be important if the whitehouse press pool actually acted like a press pool. Since they don’t – it doesn’t matter who get Helen’s chair.