By Evan Derkacz
Posted on August 15, 2006, Printed on August 15, 2006
The White House's press corps' digs are getting a long overdue makeover but caught my eye.
All things being equal this would be idle chatter. But all things are not equal with this administration -- especially concerning secrecy and the press -- so I'm suspicious.
A renovation during the Reagan years only had them "relocated to the Old Executive Office Building" -- still within the compound.
And then there's this (emphasis mine):
The renovations — including asbestos removal, new air conditioning and new seating in the press briefing room — are expected to although some in the press worry the project will , or that reporters might never return to the White House. It originally was envisioned as a three-month project.
On the slightly less ominous side, That'll at least give them a chance to re-run all those Video News Releases created for the evening news...
Evan Derkacz is a New York-based writer and contributor to AlterNet.