Sunday, April 18, 2010
The White House Press room occupies the space that held the swimming pool built for the polio crippled FDR using money collected as dimes from America's schoolchildren. I think that a candidate for President should promise to honor the memories of FDR and the sacrifice of those children in the Great Depression by restoring his swimming pool. Move the press corps to a Quonset hut or a Winebago™ out back. Honestly what reason do they have to be in the building as opposed to across the street in the Old EOB?
Thirty years ago I thought that news organizations would become aggregators of freelance contributors. The Internet has accelerated that trend. Rotating pools of freelancers should be given access to report on the White House and all Departments. The program should be modeled on the military embed system.