More and more, I feel that understanding modern politics without linking to Politico is like understanding the Third Reich without watching Triumph Of the Will. So I’m just going to tell you straight up: if you want to understand the idiocy of our modern press corps, you need to read this:
Ed Chen, a White House correspondent for Bloomberg News who is president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, said he asked for the meeting “to clear the air because in my 10-plus years at the White House, rarely have I sensed such a level of anger, which is wide and deep, among members over White House practices and attitude toward the press.”[……]
“We had a very good exchange with Robert,” Chen said. “He stayed overtime, and thus was late for his next meeting.”[…..]
Among the issues discussed:[….]
—More behind-the-scenes access for news photographers….
—CNN’s Ed Henry, who represented the networks at the meeting, pushed for more bill signings and world leader meetings to be opened to cameras.
—Internet access on Air Force One is being explored…..
And now things are worse than they’ve ever been because reporters can’t
access porn twitter from Air Force One.