Taking Out the Trash

By Christine 

What we almost missed today…

NBC News White House correspondent Chuck Todd says he may be “one of the newbies,” but writes on the First Read msnbc.com blog today about the press access restrictions made by the White House. “Nothing is more frustrating than covering an actual event here at the White House if you at all believe in anything remotely having to do with the First Amendment,” he writes. (h/t TVNewser)

Meanwhile, over at Politico, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos says “Gibbs is good.” In a conference sponsored by Georgetown University and Politico, Stephanopoulos joked White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs shows promise, but has yet to master “the wink.”