WHCA Says Helen Thomas Keeps Her Seat, Fox Stays Back!!!
And of all people, it's Drudge reporting it. How long do you think it will be before the "fair and balanced" Fox News starts it's partisan sniping over this?
Helen Thomas remains front row at White House Briefing Room; CNN up, FOX NEWS row two
Fri Mar 16 2007 22:52:56 ET
As a board, we decided to move CNN to the first row. This decision was based on CNN's 27 years of covering The White House, as well as the resources it brings to the in-town and travel pool, and its daily presence at the briefings. In addition, the board agreed to honor a previous commitment by our association to maintain Helen Thomas' seat in the first row. As the dean of the White House press corps, Helen is an institution. First with United Press International and now as a White House columnist for Hearst newspapers, Helen has covered every president since John Kennedy.
I just want to thank everyone who emailed, called and wrote. In that diary over 500 people said they would call/write/email, with almost 300 people commenting about Helen, and only one cynic wondering why we were bothering.