E&P is reporting some user-generated content during White House briefings. No, not the standing user, the sitting users:
A lot has changed since the days of Ari, Scotty and Dana — and not just the arrival of Obama and Robert Gibbs. Chris Cillizza, the ace Wash Post political "Fix" blogger, started twittering or live-tweeting or whatever you call, the daily press briefings today. Here are a few samples:
–"Stimulative" sounds dirty…it isn’t, but it sounds that way.
— Gibbs…heading into the 40th minute…Fix dreaming of a trip to "Breadline" shortly.
— Helen Thomas goes with the Afghanistan question. Direct!
Could be interesting to follow these…
What about the State Department YouTube channel Sean McCormack started? Well, a slew of videos talking about careers in the State Department were uploaded to it on January 20. Otherwise, no word on Briefing 2.0.