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Published on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 by CommonDreams.org
 
Ari the Evader by Russell Mokhiber...
 
Ari & I
White House Press Briefing with Ari Fleischer
 
 
Tuesday, March 4, 2003 - 12:30pm
 
 
by Russell Mokhiber
 
     
 

[Note: Ari has a "let's go in order rule" where he will call on reporters in order of where they are sitting. In the White House Press Briefing Room, there are eight rows of six seats each. Ari calls on the reporters in row one, then goes to the reporters in row two, then row three and so on. Today, I was sitting in the first seat in row five. Ari called on all the reporters in the first four rows -- in order. I had my hand up high. But Ari promptly skipped right over me to the reporter sitting right next to me in the second seat in row five. Since this was not the first time this has happened to me, I asked: "What about going in order?" -- loud enough for everyone in the room to hear. Ari ignored it and moved on.] Here's the transcript from today:

Mokhiber: What about going in order, Ari?

(Ari moves on).

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-Thanks to Russell Mokhiber

White House reporter Russell Mokhiber is the editor of the Washington, D.C.-based Corporate Crime Reporter - www.corporatecrimereporter.com. He co-authors the weekly Focus on the Corporation column with Robert Weissman which Common Dreams publishes. He can be reached at: russell@nationalpress.com

 

 
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