Wednesday, February 09, 2005

CNN and Howie, whoring for the White House as usual.

Following a link from Atrios, we find the hacktacular Howie Kurtz, reaching nauseating new lows, even for him, in discussing the "Jeff Gannon" brouhaha:

A lot of people are questioning, well, why does [Gannon] have White House press credentials? Because he doesn't write for a newspaper or magazine. Everything he writes is simply online. But in the age of blogging, that's hardly unusual. And he doesn't have a permanent -- what's called a hard pass. He just gets cleared into the White House on a day-to-day basis, which is a privilege that is pretty much open to any journalist.

Really and truly? "A privilege that is pretty much open to any journalist"? Wow, I'll bet that comes as a surprise to Russell Mokhiber.

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