Norah O'Donnell: White House Correspondents Are 'The Very Best Journalists In American History' (POLL)

08/25/2011 01:10 pm ET | Updated Oct 25, 2011

Note: this post has been updated.

CBS' Chief White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell recently made a big claim about the role she inhabits.

O'Donnell recently talked to Capital File magazine about what it was like to hold the prestigious position as a woman.

"The people who have been chief White House correspondents are legendary and the very best journalists in American history," she said.

She cited Brian Williams and Dan Rather as examples, noting that they both went on to become network anchors. Obviously, O'Donnell wasn't saying that White House reporters are the only great journalists around! The world is filled with sparkling examples of journalistic brilliance completely unconnected to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.—including O'Donnell's idol and mentor, Tim Russert.

But our thoughts don't matter. It's up to you, the reader, to decide whether O'Donnell's claim stacks up. Tell us what you think in our poll below. (h/t TVNewser).

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