Mara Liasson, National political correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR) and long-time contributor to Fox News, appears to be fuming after President Obama called on Huffington Post blogger Sam Stein during yesterday’s news conference. (It’s said to be the first time a president has acknowledged a blogger during a White House press conference, so the moment generated a bit of press chatter.)
Mara Liasson next to me; on the phone; just said “He called on Huffington Post! I was surprised he didn’t call on Air America!” Oh honey.
P.S. Stein is a qualified reporter. Click here to jump to his Huffington Post page.
Previously he has worked for Newsweek magazine, the New York Daily News and the investigative journalism group Center for Public Integrity. He has a masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a graduate of Dartmouth College.