In a display of rather ominous inauspiciousness, "BuzzFeed's new White House reporter" reports on ... White House reporters.
It seems they're a sorry and somewhat depressed lot, deprived as they are of Teapot Dome and Watergate stories dropping in their laptops. The word "investigative" appears not once in Evan McMorris-Santoro's piece--even though bored as they are one might think these WH reporters would being doing something at least imitative of journalistic investigation to pass the dull, undifferentiated hours.
Yet it also seems there lives among the WH press corps at least one who's doing just that:
[McClatchy reporter Steve] Thomma, who has collected a number of journalism awards over the years, said there are ways to beat the system, but he wasn't keen on revealing them.
"That is going to require me giving a rival advice on how to compete," he quipped. "That part you're just going to have to learn by yourself."
I suppose McMorris-Santoro could have investigated Thomma's technique. But no such luck. He simply wrote the quote and filed the story.
You'll do well on the WH beat, Evan. You'll do well.