Less than a year ago, the Obama administration declared war on Fox News Channel:
The White House Correspondents’ Association decided Sunday to give a front row seat in the White House briefing room to Fox News.
The WHCA moved the Associated Press into former Hearst Newspapers columnist Helen Thomas’ recently vacated center seat in the front row and Fox News was given the AP’s former front row seat.
“It was a very difficult decision,” the WHCA said in a release. “The board received requests from Bloomberg and NPR in addition to Fox for relocation to the front row and felt all three made compelling cases. But the board ultimately was persuaded by Fox’s length of service and commitment to the White House television pool.”
It’s almost like the WHCA thinks a news organization can be considered legitimate even if it doesn’t necessarily defer to those in power. Isn’t that weird?
Major Garrett tweets: “Those of us who will sit in the front owe a debt to Jim Angle, Carl Cameron, Bret Baier and network that supported them.” He was too nice to say it, so I will: HA-ha!