Gadfly By Trade

Friday, November 08, 2002

The White House pool report is a brief synopsis of events, written by a designated reporter, to be used by the press corps. Whereas the pool report used to be circulated strictly among pool reporters, now the reports are circulated widely in email to just about anyone who wants it—journalist or not. Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank has been among several journalists who protested this widespread dissemination by circulating "joke posts," rather than regular pool reports. Host Brooke Gladstone speaks with Milbank about how and why he’s gotten under the Administration’s skin.
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