Skip to comments.Fox News to move to front-row briefing room seat
Posted on 08/01/2010 2:38:03 PM PDT by Sub-DriverEdited on 08/01/2010 8:36:03 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Mod note: The headline originally read: Fox News to move to Thomas' front-row briefing room seat
The White House Correspondents Association voted unanimously Sunday afternoon to move Fox News to the front row of the White House briefing room.
The seating change was prompted by the resignation of veteran UPI reporter Helen Thomas.
According to Ed Henry, the senior White House correspondent for CNN and member of the WHCA board, the Associated Press will move to the front-row middle seat formerly occupied by Thomas.
Fox News will replace the AP in its former seat, also in the front row, and NPR, which lobbied for Thomas' seat along with Fox and Bloomberg News, will take Fox's former seat in the second row.
The 2010-2011 WHCA board includes representatives from USA Today, Reuters, C-SPAN, the New York Times, Politico, Time Magazine, NPR and the DC Examiner.
Thomas, a longtime critic of Israeli foreign policy, had resigned in late May after a video clip in which she said that Israelis should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" -- to Europe, the United States and other places -- surfaced on the internet.
Liberal groups had lobbied for NPR's placement in the front row over Fox, which one petition called a "right-wing propaganda outlet."
Not when I look at the article.
“They should hire Rush,...”
I’d never miss a press conference even if they were on pay-per-view.
Because the senseless promotion of media has been replaced by media with agenda?
Pass the baton and every one kicks their heels with glee???
Just another day and another payoff IMO.
Npt true. Thomas’s seat is being taken by AP. Fox is getting a different front row seat.
Wingnuts ARE crazy.
Let them figure out what direction to go while behind the wheel.
I sure hope that the Fox reporters bring some Lysol wipes and Febreeze.
Hot water doesn't need a heater.
Just messin' with ya, bro...
White House: “Keep your enemies closer”.
At what price? : |
Well, but they still went up a row - to the front. That’s still pretty good. Lib’s did not win on this.
But, I still don’t trust ‘em.
I’m sure distribution had nothing to do with this decision.
They will not be called on, they would rather get the party line from the Huffington Puffington Post...
Well that would be a nice development if Obama actually held.... Pressers.
Instead, we are treated to the daily lunacy of Gibbsey. The journalists would get more useful information from the Portuguese Water Spaniel.
I want to caress Helen Thomas's seat......
.....well, the one in the front row of the press room, anyways......
Baghdad Bob can’t be happy about this move ...
I'm not really sure why this is important enough for screaming, but from your post I'm not sure what the "LIBS WON", since NPR didn't get the front row seat for which the Liberal groups were lobbying. Didn't Fox get a front row seat and NPR got Fox's seat in the 2nd row?
Okay, I can't take it. I sure hope the title gets fixed soon. We look like fools here.
I believe the OP is using the title directly from the article. Isn't that following FR posting rules?? Am I missing something here? Regardless, sorry you're so upset.
Apparently, they’ve very, very recently changed the title to the article. I just clicked on it less than 5 minutes ago and what I read was, “Fox News to move to Thomas’ front-row seat.”