The story floating around today is the possibility of Huffing post grabbing Helen’s old seat. Sam Stein took it for yesterday’s briefing and the fire was ignited. Rumors roll on.
This weekend the White House Correspondence Association will get together to decide who moves up. Request letters were just received by Bloomberg, Fox, and NPR although Calderone speculates none will be chosen.
Yahoo: “It makes sense. If Bloomberg or Fox News move up to the front row, a space opens in the second row. So there’s inevitably going to be more than one seat change. Plus, the board could decide that some publications no longer regularly attending briefings — perhaps due to D.C. bureau cutbacks — should lose permanent seats. Three African-American outlets that have taken a more active role in covering the Obama administration are now requesting seats: Essence, Ebony, and BET. And three U.K.-based outlets are also vying for a permanent spot: The Financial Times, Sky News, and BBC News (which currently shares a seat with the Baltimore Sun).”
Our title does not include Huffington Post’s possible takeover of the seat, that is not key to the story. The focus is who will not and it is Fox. That is the story which will not be told. In the case of all of the others, it’s like Rush says, read any of the publications, watch any of the evening world news shows, the same stories are on each.