WorldNetDaily purchased three tables from the White House Correspondents’ Association for dinner at the association’s annual banquet in Washington, D.C., but has been informed that it will not get three tables. It will get three seats. WND is suing. Arianna Huffington of the Huffingpost found herself in the same situation. She request three tables. Was denied two of them, but the the WHCA relented, and Arianna got her way. No so for WND’s Joseph Farah. Perhaps Farah needs to rethink his guest list: Arianna has ‘the’ to-die-for-list bringing former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, and oh goody, actors Scarlett Johannson and John Cusak, and gulp…does it get any bigger than this? Bill Maher.
WorldNetDaily‘s lawsuit says they have been given access to “at least one table” in past administrations. The online news source, and a pain in the backends of Liberals, claim they were among the first to purchase their tables, and were led to believe they would get three tables.
This year, in anticipation of the event, which will take place on May 1, 2010, WND tendered $6,750 USD for three tables. However, the WHCA cashed only one of the checks, number 13662, for one table…The amount of the check is $2,250.00 USD. Accordingly, WHCA accepted WND’s offer to buy at least one table for the event.”
Remember when the White House tried to bar Major Garrett, a Fox News reporter from a press pool event? Members of the MSM came to the rescue and said if Fox was not admitted, they would not cover the event. I don’t see ABC, NBC or CBS coming to the defense of WorldNetDaily, which says its online readership has reached 8 million.
Joseph Farah, founder and CEO of WND, says the White House Correspondents dinner is not just a social event. “It is a news event,” and he accuses the White House press corps of playing the role of “palace” guards.
We’re one of the fastest growing news organizations in the country, while most of our competitors are shrinking. Yet, many of them are getting up six, seven, eight tables.
We’ll see what happens with this lawsuit. The best way for the MSM to thwart WND is to keep the lawsuit lingering past May 1st.