The NY Times reports that a writer for Media Bistro's FishbowlDC has become the first blogger to score White House press credentials.
Another signal moment for bloggers is to occur this morning, when Garrett M. Graff, who writes a blog about the news media in Washington, is to be ushered into the White House briefing room to attend the daily press "gaggle."
Mr. Graff, 23, may be the first blogger in the short history of the medium to be granted a daily White House pass for the specific purpose of writing a blog, or Web log. A White House spokesman said yesterday that he believed Mr. Graff was the first blogger to be given credentials.
About the only thing left to certify blogging as fully mainstream now is the release of a big movie flop like 1985's John Travolta/Jamie Lee Curtis Perfect. In that neutron bomb of a flick (the theaters remained standing but the crowds were killed instantly) Travolta played an investigative reporter for Rolling Stone who got too close–dammit–to his aerobics instructor source on an expose of health club ripoffs. (Yes, it was the '80s, when a peculiar combination of the Cold War, parachute pants, and Kenny Loggins' hit singles drove us all a bit mad.)
The precise blogger analogue eludes me at the moment, but I'm sure between the Bush girls, the Jeff Gannon scandal, and rogue nuclear nations, something will present itself.
Suggest your scenario in the comments.
FishbowlDC site here.