6 June 2006: Today’s links

Elizabeth Bumiller’s being-a-White-House-correspondent-isn’t-all-it’s-cracked-up-to-be piece: This is going to be kicked around for a while; might as well find out what the fuss is all about.

Why (Bill) Clinton is still the life of the (Democratic) party: It’s the economics, stupid.



Filed under Readings in Media, Readings in Politics

6 responses to “6 June 2006: Today’s links

  1. manuelbuencamino

    Elizabeth Bumiller is to the Washington Post what Judith Miller was to the New York Times. Both women aided the White House lay the predicate for the invasion of Iraq. Read Bumiller during the run-up to the war.

    Bumiller should call herself a White House stenographer rather than a correspondent.

    Now, if Helen Thomas were to write about life for a White House correspondent that would be different.

  2. Five years at the White House, and I cannot recall a single article she wrote. That, as my daughter would say, is just sad, isn’t it?

  3. Manuel,

    But Helen Thomas did write about her life as the dean of the White House Press Corps. In fact, I read her autobiography with gusto.

  4. manuelbuencamino


    now read Bumiller’s life as a stenographer

  5. MB:

    Unfortunately, Elisabeth Bumiller is a WH correspondent for the venerable newspaper of record, The New York Times, not the Washington Post.

    But nice alternate choice for a memoir writer, the ageless and legendary Helen Thomas, if anyone can convince her to step down after more than 46 years of being correspondent for Hearst.

  6. manuelbuencamino

    I stand corrected. I didn’t realize that the once venerable paper of record has turned into a veritable stenographer’s pool for the WH. Miller, Buhmiller, Friedman, Sullivan, Safire (who retired after delivering the goods for the Iraqi invasion) and one other guy I forget.

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