I don’t mean this question to be a Great Debate.
I just wonder why seemingly-important reporters attend WHPC’s? It’s painfully obvious that no facts are going to be released, everything that is asked has already been released in written form usually, and any ‘probing’ questions are brushed off.
Why do news organizations not send just some college interns to WHPC’s?
Why send a full-fledged reporter who could be doing something else more productive?
Is it all just for show (on the WH’s part AND the press’s part)?
Ari Fleischer is a master blow-off artist, as most WH Press Sec’s have been. Why would anyone WANT to ask him a question and expect some factual response?
If I was a news-organization, I’d send college interns to do the job. It only makes money-sense. (or else just watch it on tv and let others ask all the questions).