It may seem unseemly, given the apparent bloodshed in Iran today, to dwell on fallout among the media and bloggers about the Obama administration’s selective process for taking questions at a presidential news conference.
But within the bubble of the Beltway, and along the sprawling information dashboards on the Web, a tangential issue to news coverage of the Iranian situation has been stirring a lot of discussion, stemming from the circumstances surrounding President Obama’s decision at yesterday’s news conference to call on Nico Pitney of the Huffington Post.
All the shit going on in the world, and this is what has the Beltway Bloodclots* in a tizzy?
May seem unseemly?
New rule: if you call yourself a reporter or a journalist, and especially if you work in DC, you now have to prove to me that you are not a bloodclot*. You no longer get a presumption of innocence that you are not routinely engaged in self-absorbed fuckery*, rather than doing your damn job.
I'd say "shame on them", but clearly they have none.
Now I have to create a new Indictment. Goddamn it.
* - All Jamaican slang courtesy Shottas.