Posted by: davidrcollier | July 1, 2009

VIDEO – HuffPo vs. WaPo

We talked briefly in class today about the White House Press Corps and last weeks controversy regarding the Huffington Post blogger, Nico Pitney, asking Obama the question on Iran at the press conference.

One of the first commentators to criticize the arrangement was Dana Milbank of the Washington Post who’s article you can read here.  There followed at the weekend an entertaining and spirited exchange taking in some of the points we talked about in class.  Enjoy:

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Responses

  1. Here are some good articles that are relevant to the “conspiracy”

    Dana Milbank:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/content/article/2009/06/23/AR2009062303262.html

    Arianna Huffington:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/media-playground-obama-ca_b_219863.html

    Nico Pitney’s Response:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/23/huffposts-nico-pitney-ask_n_219865.html

    Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton’s Response:
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/michaelcalderone/0609/Obama_calls_on_HuffPost_for_Iran_question.html?showall

    Personally, I found Arianna Huffington’s article the most convincing.


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