This is a real question, asked by a real MSM reporter, to the real White House Spokesman.
Q It’s come to my attention that there’s been requests — this is a serious question — to turn these TVs onto a station other than Fox, and that those have been denied. My question would be, is there a White House policy that all government TVs have to be tuned to Fox?
Oh, I’m ever so glad, Mr. Reporter, that you told us this was a serious question. That’ll surely stop us from laughing right in your face.
Now, I bet most of you are guessing that once he got the answer (“Never heard of any such thing”) that would have been the end of it.
Oh, no. It was just the beginning.
Hit the link and read the whole exchange, which goes back and forth between the reporter and Scott McClellan for far longer than it should.
The best part, for my taxpayer money, was when the reporter called himself “…the Fox victim…” right after “officially” making it a complaint.
I’d love to know who this buffoon “Jim” is, and for what news service he works. The normal search engines have failed me on this one. But if we found out who “Jim” is we might be able to send him a pacifier or maybe a nice stuffy toy to soothe him. He seems to need it.
Though one question does occur to me. How, exactly, will the White House Press Corps be able to deflect charges of being liberal shills after this little episode?
UPDATE: The “Jim” in question here is, according to Rightwinged.com, Jim VandeHei of the Washington Post. That’s just marvelous – it means I won’t need much postage for that pacifier.
Also, VandeHei wasn’t the one who called himself a “Fox Victim”. That honor belonged to a an AFP photographer. Yeah, a French media outlet. Figures.