- Oct 12, 2009
- Reaction score
- New Jersey
- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Right
Fox News said:The White House Correspondents’ Association on Sunday announced that Fox News will get a coveted front-row seat in the White House briefing room.
The Associated Press will take Helen Thomas' old seat, while Fox News will now occupy AP's former seat. NPR and Bloomberg
also applied for the position.
"It was a very difficult decision," the White House Correspondents' Association said in a statement. "The board received requests from Bloomberg and NPR in addition to Fox for relocation to the front row and felt all three made compelling cases. But the board ultimately was persuaded by Fox's length of service and commitment to the White House television pool."
The White House Correspondents Association, made up of the following people (from their website)
WHCA OFFICERS 2010-2011
President: David Jackson, USA TODAY
Vice President: Caren Bohan, Reuters
Secretary: Steve Scully, C-SPAN
Treasurer: Doug Mills, New York Times
WHCA Board Members 2010-2011
Carol Lee, Politico
Michael Scherer, Time Magazine
Julie Mason, DC Examiner
Don Gonyea, NPR
Ed Henry, CNN
Decided that Fox will NOT get the coveted Helen Thomas Seat, but will instead give that seat to AP. Fox will take AP's old seat which also was in the front row. Given the list of members on the WHCA - there was no way in hell Fox was going to get Thomas' old seat. I'm fairly sure they are hating themselves for having to concede to put Fox in the front row at all.