Fox and Bloomberg Spar Over Thomas’ WH Seat

By Andrew Gauthier 

Yahoo News

It didn’t take long after Helen Thomas retired for White House reporters to start guessing who would get the veteran reporter’s coveted front-row-center seat in the briefing room. Quickly, two news organizations emerged as favorites: Bloomberg News and Fox News.

Now, each news organization is making its case to the White House Correspondents Association as to why it deserves the seat.


In a pair of dueling letters obtained by Yahoo! News, Bloomberg Executive Editor Al Hunt and Fox News Washington Managing Editor Bill Sammon are arguing for why their organization, and not the other, should move into the front row. More…