Reporters not surprised by McClellan memoir

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.

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 glare:

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.

Did Newsweek 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.

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