White House spokeswoman Dana Perino and other executive
branch employees may appear shocked
by former press secretary Scott McClellan's tell-all book,
but White House reporters are not. Former Washington Post correspondent Peter Baker,
for one, says McClellan felt “burned” by his experience “passing along untrue
statements” following Valerie Plame's exposure
as a CIA employee. Meanwhile, NBC has landed the first broadcast
and cable interviews with McClellan since excerpts of What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of
Deception were released.
Also in the media
Anchor Charles Gibson is in negotiations
to stay at ABC.
The New York Times
points out a possible conflict
of interest by Howard Kurtz, who interviewed his wife's client on CNN's Reliable Sources.
editor Jon Meachem's wife factor
into the magazine's decision to switch the cover featuring Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)?
The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric hits another all-time ratings low.