Helen Thomas may be about to lose her front row seat in the White House press briefing room.
Apparently, being the first woman officer of the National Press Club, the first woman member (and president) of the White House Correspondents Association, and the first woman member of the Gridiron Club, not to mention covering every president since John F. Kennedy,
does not necessarily entitle Thomas to a front row seat. But at this
point it’ s up in the air; White House Correspondents’ Association
President Steve Scully says only “I can tell you categorically no decisions have been made.”
The rationale for such a move? It seems the latest White House Press
Room renovations will only create one extra seat per row but many of
the cable news networks having been hankering after a front row seat for some time.