Is The Media Really Elite?

Maybe, maybe not, but don’t you dare cross them about caviar specifics.

From today’s White House Pool Report from Cox’s Ken Herman:

    And now for our culinary correction regarding earlier pool report concerning caviar in the pool hold, as spotted by NPR’s Don Gonyea.

    We have this update from Newsweek’s Richard Wolffe, co-author of “Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America” (Clarkson Potter, $29.95). Not caviar, says Wolffe, identifying it as salmon or perhaps trout eggs.

    Says Gonyea, “I saw it from afar.”

    For pool report purposes, we will side with Wolffe, who we are encouraging to write “Caviar: A Taste of Russia in America” (Marvel Comics, $1.95).


    This from CBS radio correspondent and White House travel maven Mark Knoller:

    while “caviar in the pool hold” is certainly rare, it may not be unprecedented.

    there is reason to believe the pool was served caviar during Jimmy Carter’s new year’s eve visit to Teheran, Iran in 1977 for talks with Shah Reza Pahlavi and Jordan’s King Hussein.

    according to my logs, the top ten most frequent foodstuffs in the pool hold have been:

    10. BBQ
    9. Turkey sandwiches
    8. Cold hamburgers
    7. Baked chicken in gravy
    6. Chili
    5. Fruit Jell-o
    4. Peanut Butter Crackers
    3. Pizza
    2. Tuna sanwhiches
    1. Cheese Plate

(All of this was in response to this sentence in Herman’s earlier Pool Report):

    Pool report 1
    Heiligendamm-St. Petersburg.

    First note of significance: This report will include a phrase that NPR’s Don Gonyea says may never have appeared in a pool report: “The caviar in the pool hold…”