Like night follows day the loons aren't happy about this news. After all, clearly Barry should only have to answer questions with a strict liberal slant to them.It's not impossible!
Here's why: Even before the controversy erupted over Helen Thomas' remarks, Fox was locked in a behind-the-scenes "death match" with Bloomberg News over who would next inherit her front-row seat in the White House press room, according to a source close to ongoing discussions over the seat.
Thomas's perch is enormously prestigious, at least for people in the media biz who care about this kind of thing. Fox and Bloomberg had previously made it known to the White House Correspondents Association that they coveted the seat upon Thomas's retirement.
While neither news org has lobbied for the seat today, out of respect for Thomas, her retirement is likely to re-ignite that "death match" between the two outlets, each of which have seats in the abysmally low class second row.
The WHCA is set to meet later this week to decide the fate of Thomas's seat. Thomas has been frequently absent in recent months, and the WHCA had been turning the empty seat over to whichever reporter was designated that day's print pool reporter. It's very possible the WHCA could continue this policy for the near future.
But eventually, the seat is likely to be handed over to someone, likely either Fox or Bloomberg.
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