Chris Satullo is right:
The Bush White House views the press as a noisy, noisome special interest group out only to inflict wounds and make dough. It scoffs at reporters’ self-flattery that they play a constitutional watchdog role for the republic.
So, reporters, why keep playing along with staged rituals like the White House press briefing? Why cram yourself into rows like schoolchildren, raising your hand to ask questions that a press secretary or president will evade with weary condescension, leaving you only the option of theatrical crankiness to show you’re “tough”?
They don’t care. So why bother? Instead, go out and do some real investigative reporting.
Stop playing games and tell us the truth.