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The Huffington Post | jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Media

Everything about the White House press briefing's foray into President Obama's appearance on "Between Two Ferns" was cringeworthy. The gang spent a...

Pic of the Day: White House's Crass (Visual) Response to Media's Photo Access Protest

Michael Shaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Shaw

If the White House intended even a half-respectful gesture, they would have provided access to the president yesterday. Instead, they offer up a photo, again taken by their own photographer with a caption starting off: "Photojournalists photograph President Obama..."

Memorial Lunch for Helen Thomas

Connie Lawn | Posted 10.26.2013 | DC
Connie Lawn

Helen Thomas is still admired and respected by many, even by those of us who disagreed with her strident views on Israel. We had been friends since I entered the White House press corps in l968, and we agreed a two state solution could be reached.

Shakeup In The White House Press Room

Posted 08.12.2013 | Media

The White House press briefing room will look a tad different now that some additional news organizations were granted seats. The New York Times' ...

Well, At Least The Public Doesn't Hate The Media Entirely!

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.08.2013 | Media

It's no secret that the public's trust in the media has hit record lows in recent years. Study after study shows that the public possesses unfavorable...

What I Learned From Helen Thomas

Mark D. Weinberg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Mark D. Weinberg

During the eight years I served as Assistant Press Secretary in the Reagan White House, I had the privilege to get to know Helen Thomas well. I am proud to call her my friend.

Veteran White House Reporter Dies

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Media

Helen Thomas, the trailblazing reporter and columnist who was known as the "Dean of the White House Press Corps," has died at 92. The Gridiron Club...

Journalists Are Hated, Part Infinity

www.poynter.org | Posted 07.11.2013 | Media

27 percent of Americans say journalists contribute little or nothing to society’s well being, according to a study by the Pew Research Center’s Fo...

HACKED?

Posted 05.31.2013 | Media

The White House Press Corps homepage and Twitter feed appears to have been hacked early Friday. Just before 2 a.m., tweets began flowing into @whp...

Once the Obama Narrative Implodes, Reality Breaks Through

Bill Frezza | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

That it has taken a trifecta of scandals to awaken the minions of the press to their duty speaks volumes on how successfully prevailing narratives define what the public accepts as truth.

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The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.22.2013 | Media

The White House briefing room has been sort of a tense place lately, what with all those government attacks on the press. Thank goodness, then, that ...

Jay Carney: 'It Has Been A Good Week'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Media

White House spokesman Jay Carney insisted on Friday that, despite all appearances, he's had fun these past few days. "For me personally, it has bee...

PHOTO: Jay Carney Mocks Himself

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.17.2013 | Media

Jay Carney had a really tough day on Tuesday and there are many photos to prove it. Carney kicked off his Wednesday press briefing by mocking the ...

Jason Linkins

Obama Second-Term Scandals Predicted

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

Way back when, we noted that mathematical odds and political science all but ensure that eventually, scandals happen in presidencies. But the Obam...

Jay Carney Reacts To DOJ AP Scandal

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media

Jay Carney endured an unrelenting grilling on Tuesday about what media watchdogs have called unprecedented actions by the Department of Justice to se...

Journalists Evacuated From West Wing

AP | Posted 07.11.2013 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reporters and photographers were evacuated briefly from the West Wing of the White House early Saturday because of smoke from an o...

Jason Linkins

So You're Thinking About Having An Off-The-Record Press Briefing On Benghazi, Eh?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: Okay, so, now we learn that this press briefing was not, as previously reported, "off the record." Rather, it was "on deep background." What d...

White House Reporters Finally Get To Watch Obama Playing Golf

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.06.2013 | Media

Finally! The White House press corps was able to have one of its many goals fulfilled on Monday when it was finally allowed to see President Obama ...

WATCH: Jay Carney Dismisses WH Press Corps

Posted 03.12.2013 | Media

In the latest spat between Press Secretary Jay Carney and the White House press corps, members of the media complained that they were not given access...

WATCH: WH Press Secretary Mocks Fox News Reporter

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.01.2013 | Media

White House press secretary Jay Carney mocked Fox News correspondent Ed Henry on Thursday over his famous complaint about the White House press' lack ...

Privacy and Politics: The President Deserves Some Non-Transparency Time

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.22.2013 | Media
Steven Kurlander

It was President's Days Weekend and many Americans took advantage of the three day holiday to take a mini-vacation, recharge their batteries, and relax. So did President Obama.

WATCH: Maddow Calls Out Beltway Media

Posted 02.20.2013 | Media

Rachel Maddow discussed what she called the "big distance" between the kind of questions asked of the president by the Beltway media and average citiz...

LISTEN: Rush Limbaugh's Ridiculous Rant

Posted 02.19.2013 | Media

Rush Limbaugh suggested that journalists, who he referred to as "dangerous," undergo background checks and a formal registration process similar to th...

Whine Free Zone

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Is there a direct, causal relationship between the White House's press strategy and the tenor of the press? If there is, that's our fault, not Obama's.

Obama White House Tries Going Around The Press

Michael Calderone | Posted 04.21.2013 | Media
Michael Calderone

The Obama White House, like its predecessors, tries going around the press corps whenever possible to control the message.