In the game of White House briefing room musical chairs set off when Helen Thomas lamentably retired, Fox News has won, but not as big as they wanted. The AP will get Thomas' front-row-center seat, with Fox taking AP's former front-row seat, thus beating out both Bloomberg News and NPR, which had lobbied for it. The White House Correspondents' Association said it made the decision based on "Fox's length of service and commitment to the White
House television pool." Length of service is one measure; then again, number of lies, half-truths and wildly-skewered so-called "reporting" based on bonkers opinions could be another.