It was only a matter of time. According to Michelle Malkin, the first blogger has been given White House credentials. According to the Raw Story, Washington media blog FishBowlDC will attend Monday’s White House press corps.
What must the MSM be thinking at this point? The Blogosphere just hit a major milestone along the path of acceptable journalism. Oh to be a fly on the wall in MSM newsrooms across America tomorrow. This is a day that we have all been waiting for.
Update from Secure Liberty.
Update: Although FishbowlDC may lean left this is a foot in the door. Small steps first folks.
Increasingly, bloggers are penetrating the preserves of the mainstream news media. They have secured seats on campaign planes, at political conventions and in presidential debates, and have become a driving force in news events themselves.
Mr. Graff said he was inspired to try to seek access to the White House by the controversy over James D. Guckert, who used the alias Jeff Gannon. Mr. Guckert was granted daily passes to White House briefings while writing for a Web site run by a Republican operative in Texas. The episode raised questions about who was a legitimate journalist and how access to the White House was granted.
White House press officials and others said it was relatively easy to get a day pass, prompting Mr. Graff to test that premise. He set about trying to get one and chronicled his attempt on his blog.