In a riveting development, the White House press team today changed the font on the new sign in the Brady Briefing Room.
As I blogged earlier this week, press staffers ditched the date and opted for a tech-savvy Web address instead.
Today, they adjusted it further with a small caps “.GOV” to make it easier to read on television screens back home.
Also for the category of information you can’t use, there was a bit of a false alarm tonight after the House passed the president’s economic stimulus package.
Some members of the TV crews spotted the official White House stenographer heading out to the briefing room as if getting in position to transcribe.
Photographers, reporters and TV producers went running up front, thinking that Obama might be heading to the press room to make a statement on the bill.
False alarm, they called a “lid,” meaning that there would be no more public events to capture for the day, a few minutes later.
— Christina Bellantoni, White House correspondent,
The Washington Times
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