...it's sad. The White House press pool is being given the mushroom treatment; and they know that they're being given the mushroom treatment. But they don't want to respond appropriately - which is to say, stop letting Robert Gibbs define what are or are not appropriate questions to ask. Until that happens - and the press corps internalizes the notion that Gibbs and the administration needs them a hell of a lot more than they need Gibbs and the administration - they'll keep getting the mushroom treatment.
I'd be sympathetic, except that elections have consequences.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.