The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
White House Press Corps: is the worm turning?
Are we on the brink of an insurgency against the Bush administration's media regime (as notoriously detailed by Ken Auletta )?
Yesterday's briefing with Scott McClellan suggests USG strutting over Korangate may just have got the Corps' goat. A little.
Scott, you said that the retraction by Newsweek magazine of its story is a good first step. What else does the President want this American magazine to do?and a dozen or more follow-ups.
In context of the Newsweek situation, I think we hear the caution you're giving us about reporting things based on a single anonymous source. What, then, are we supposed to do with information that this White House gives us under the conditions that it comes from a single anonymous source?
By the standard of earlier cringing performances, that's a frenzied attack. But no one mentioned Jeff Gannon. Or Ahmed Chalabi. Or Iraqi WMD.
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