I don't think the Old Media ( MSM, Jackal Pack Press, NewzWhores... ) has a clue about how powerful the New Media has become.
Very quietly, right under their noses, first talk radio, then the internet and blogs, simply bypassed them and made them largely irrelevant.
That may be the reason for the big push on the Gannon guy in the past two days...
They want to diver attention for CNN's guy who bashed our troops.
They probably want to divert attention for Dr.Rice's success on her trip as well.
Then there is the WaPo retractions. They are about to go on their second one after falsely reporting on some White House policies (kudos to the White House for playing hardball on that one)
Then there is the simple fact that they want only liberals in the White House press corps.
Even Fox has Carl Cameron in there now.....a lib.
He was more than happy to break the Bush DUI story.
1. They got Jeff Gannon.
2. We got Eason Jordan.
We can sustain this rate of attrition for years. They can't.