TLP: At Least That's Settled
So now we know. The biggest swinging dick in the White House press room belongs to the AP.
Fox News moves up, The Associated Press moves over and National Public Radio comes in second.Here's a guess: you won't hear another word from AP about the new seating arrangement and Fox won't shut up about it.
Mark your seating charts. The new assignments for the White House briefing room are in.
The A.P. correspondent will get the highly coveted front-row center seat previously occupied by Helen Thomas, the White House Correspondents Association announced Sunday.
The reporter for Fox will take The A.P.’s former front-row seat, moving up from the second row, and National Public Radio, now in the third-row, will replace Fox. (That’s got to be tough.)
The new assignments are effective immediately.
N.P.R., Fox and Bloomberg News — also seated in the second row — have lobbied for Ms. Thomas’s seat ever since the former United Press International and Hearst News Service writer resigned in June amid controversy over videotaped remarks she made calling on Israelis to get “out of Palestine.”