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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Bloggers Should Have a Prominent Place in New White House Press Room

Hugh Hewitt hopes the White House planners will include put bloggers on the front row of the remodelled press room "and lose the reserved seating for the dinosaurs from MSM."

Danny Glover at Beltway Blogroll thinks a reserved blogger row up front probably isn't in the cards but "it won't be long before the best of those citizen journalists start earning credentials to cover official Washington. It's better to plan for their arrival now than to have to scramble to make room for them later."

My question: How many bloggers have applied for White House press passes and made plans to actually cover the joint on a regular basis?

Covering the White House is not the glamorous assignment often envisioned by would-be Bob Woodwards but, like Michael Yon and Bill Roggio covering Iraq, there is no reason for there not to always be somebody from RedState.org, Pajamas Media, Little Green Footballs and Townhall.com being regular questioners during those press briefings by Scott McClellan and news conferences with the Chief Executive.