“House of Cards” star: A “senior person” in the Obama adminstration told me D.C. reporters sleep with their sources

posted at 11:21 am on February 20, 2014 by Allahpundit

So many awful, awful possible pairings spring to mind. And so you see why I felt obliged to share this tender morsel with you, dear reader. Rule one of blogging: My pain is your pain.

The next time you’re irritated by lefty media bias, remember this and keep it in perspective. Not all of them are hacks who are in the tank for the Democrats. Some of them are just looking to get some.

For instance, she gleaned this little gem from a conversation with an unnamed “senior person” in the Obama administration: Washington reporters sleep with their sources!

During a Q&A in the upcoming issue of Capitol File magazine, a reporter asked whether Wright’s White House source thought the fictional events depicted in the Netflix series were close to the mark.

“Did he think reporters sleeping with sources and members of Congress was factual?” the reporter asked.

“Oh, yeah,” the actress replied. “D.C. is more corrupt than Hollywood. It really is. It’s more sleazy than Hollywood… how much infidelity goes on.”

Is that true, that D.C. is more adulterous than even Hollywood? Yep, sort of, according to AshleyMadison.com, a dating site for, er, married people. No city produced more sign-ups per capita in 2012 than Washington. Although, to be fair, maybe that’s less a product of Washingtonians being unusually deceitful than a byproduct of the unusual prosperity the city’s enjoyed in the age of Hopenchange. When you’re the only “state” in America whose economic confidence is net positive, you might be more willing to take risks. Whether personally or financially, bailouts aren’t hard to come by there.

Two questions, neither of which are likely to be answered since D.C. reporters of all people have no incentive to follow up on this story. One: How many of these dalliances involve reporters trading sex for access, a la Zoe Barnes on “House of Cards,” and how many are just good ol’ I-dig-you flings? One is obviously less ethical than the other. And two: By “sleeping with” sources, did Wright’s source actually mean “marrying”? Erick Erickson’s had great fun over the years reminding our fair and balanced media how many of them are either related, through blood or marriage, to Obama administration apparatchiks or how many have themselves transitioned from journalism to apparatchik status. That would have been a nifty subplot for “House of Cards,” in fact — have Zoe break up Claire’s marriage to Frank and then replace her as the new Mrs. Underwood. Too bad about the, er, unpleasantness in this season’s opener.


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That would explain Bill Clinton and Helen Thomas’ cozy relationship.

HotAirian on February 20, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Its a modern damn Rome.

May it burn like its predecessor.

Defenestratus on February 20, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Aren’t they all guys? That would explain ALOT.

p0s3r on February 20, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Heh. And I thought it was just the American people that were getting fluked.

trigon on February 20, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Unexpectedly…

workingclass artist on February 20, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Yeah…..I’m sure this happened with Helen Thomas..

ToddPA on February 20, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Incest is illegal everywhere, except in DC.

nobar on February 20, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Andrea Mitchell and Barny Frank? Ewwwwwwwweee

jawkneemusic on February 20, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Yeah…..I’m sure this happened with Helen Thomas..

ToddPA on February 20, 2014 at 11:24 AM

dentures…

*snicker*

workingclass artist on February 20, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Sometimes this filthy behavior can have a storybook ending. Look at Andrea Mitchell (NBC News, Washington) and Alan Greenspan.

forest on February 20, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Who will the next Mrs. Joe Scarborough be?

djl130 on February 20, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Andrea Mitchell and Barny Frank? Ewwwwwwwweee

jawkneemusic on February 20, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Andrea Mitchell and Alan Greenspan … Ewwwwwwwwww

djl130 on February 20, 2014 at 11:29 AM

They’re all in bed with one another politician, media,lobbyists.

D.C. is a swamp of concentrated power and wealth, wholly out of touch with the citizens that they are to represet. They are living the “good life” at our expense.

onlineanalyst on February 20, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Chris Matthews and————King Barack?

NixTyranny on February 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM

That would explain Bill Clinton and Helen Thomas’ cozy relationship.

HotAirian on February 20, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Ew, ew, ew, ew. Now I have to bleach my brain.

rbj on February 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Who will the next Mrs. Joe Scarborough be?

djl130 on February 20, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Vichy Beaty Contest Reality Show on MSNBC

workingclass artist on February 20, 2014 at 11:31 AM

This is news?

ShainS on February 20, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Baba Wawa and Ed Brooke famously got it on, and now Babs thinks it’s a resume enhancer.

otlset on February 20, 2014 at 11:32 AM

This story is as old as Barbara Walters.

de rigueur on February 20, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Good to see that it is not just the American people that getting f’ed by the Washingtonians. Although, have to say, they way they are giving it to each other has to be much more pleasurable then the way we are getting in. Heck, we don’t even get the benefit of KY (is that covered in O’care?).

CPRforAmerica on February 20, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Erick Erickson’s had great fun over the years reminding our fair and balanced media how many of them are either related, through blood or marriage, to Obama administration apparatchiks or how many have themselves transitioned from journalism to apparatchik status

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Oh irony, thy name is Allahpundit.

Just curious how many bloggers and self-proclaimed movement leaders fit into some of these same categories? Ya know, given you all link each other, cross-post, steal stories, use the same content, etc.

It’s a rather inbred close family- n’est ce pas?

Marcus Traianus on February 20, 2014 at 11:36 AM

John Boehner and Candy Crowley. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship.

Fenris on February 20, 2014 at 11:38 AM

So many Neros!

Shy Guy on February 20, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Obama and Candy Crowley?

fogw on February 20, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Now I’m going to be seeing Mitch McConnell banging Eleanor Clift in my nightmares.

Mark1971 on February 20, 2014 at 11:42 AM

“After the debate he winked and said he ‘owed me one’, but he still hasn’t called! Story of my life…” — Candy Crowley

otlset on February 20, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Well, as former NY Times editor Abe Rosenthal said when he fired reporter Laura Foreman for covering Pennsylvania state senator Buddy Ciafrani while sleeping with him: “I don’t care if my reporters are f**ing elephants, as long as they aren’t covering the circus.”

Problem today is, they are the circus. And they are f**g elephants.

de rigueur on February 20, 2014 at 11:44 AM

We always knew that the media was in bed with the WH. Actually being in bed should come as no surprise.

COgirl on February 20, 2014 at 11:44 AM

So can we send in Ellen DeGeneres or Rosie O’Donnell to get information from Valerie Jarrett?

Or does Obama’s brain prefer men?

Steve Z on February 20, 2014 at 11:44 AM

If you like your source you can sleep with your source.

Flange on February 20, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Paul Krugman and BO?

COgirl on February 20, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Oh. Link to Abe’s quote.

de rigueur on February 20, 2014 at 11:46 AM

This explains how Barbara Walter gets such great access to the likes of Castro and Assad.

On the other hand, not hard to imagine these too were “I dig you” flings…

Herod on February 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Marcus Traianus on February 20, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Yes, because folks like Allahpundit and Erick Erickson posture themselves as objective newsmen. /s

Herod on February 20, 2014 at 11:51 AM

“Oh, yeah,” the actress replied. “D.C. is more corrupt than Hollywood. It really is. It’s more sleazy than Hollywood… how much infidelity goes on.”

And she was married to Sean Penn, so yeah.

Dash on February 20, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Michelle does not have to worry about any female reporters bedding Barry…

albill on February 20, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Who’s hard up enough to hit this?

Bitter Clinger on February 20, 2014 at 11:55 AM

If you like your source you can sleep with your source.

Flange on February 20, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Winner!!

Bitter Clinger on February 20, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Considering how many “sources” end up marrying people in the media, this deserves a “duh!” Do we really believe the now-married couples were chaste before the vows? Do we really believe that each of these marriages represent the only time the participants–who live, work, and play almost entirely in the same social circles–crossed the divide?

HakerA on February 20, 2014 at 11:57 AM

…my dick would fall off!

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Barbara Walters mud sharking with a senator or a Ted sandwich after he forgot a young intern that was sleeping in his car.

docflash on February 20, 2014 at 12:04 PM

7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

10Commandments on February 20, 2014 at 12:07 PM

“So many awful, awful possible pairings spring to mind.” Candy CrOWley, Ann Compton, Andrea Mitchell or the late Helen Thomas. Awful images.

bw222 on February 20, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Barbara Walters mud sharking with a senator or a Ted sandwich after he forgot a young intern that was sleeping in his car.

docflash on February 20, 2014 at 12:04 PM

The last time I saw Barbara Walters, I thought she was dead and God forgot to tell her.

bw222 on February 20, 2014 at 12:08 PM

D.C. in 20-30 years.

CurtZHP on February 20, 2014 at 12:08 PM

We can’t stop them booty-ing, but we can stop the politicians from being able to place media people in political jobs. Inadevertently, it will also stop some of the booty-ing.

The liberals have learned you can shut up an entire newsroom by dandling a job in their offices to a few key people. The reporters hopeful for a soft landing in Congressman X’s media office will pressure the rest around the water cooler not to blow the opportunity for them by actually doing their jobs.

Sekhmet on February 20, 2014 at 12:39 PM

So calling the Main Stream Press “Media Whores” is actually the most accurate way to address them?

oldroy on February 20, 2014 at 12:41 PM

So many awful, awful possible pairings spring to mind. And so you see why I felt obliged to share this tender morsel with you, dear reader. Rule one of blogging: My pain is your pain.

Hmmm. I wonder which dalliances AP is engaging in….

There Goes the Neighborhood on February 20, 2014 at 12:43 PM

That would explain the tingling, I guess.

Scott P on February 20, 2014 at 12:44 PM

So having a great “trouser crease” really is a euphemism?

TexasDan on February 20, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Wasn’t their a woman reporter who said she would go down on Clinton when all that mess was happening?

right2bright on February 20, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Who are these people?

Cindy Munford on February 20, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Well, Ezra Klein does have a “purty mouth”.

Joseph K on February 20, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Silly me and I thought it was only the country they were screwing.

PackerBronco on February 20, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Nancy Pelosi and Wolf Blitzer, now I need to wipe off my keyboard and flush my mouth and eyes.

hip shot on February 20, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Does that mean we should call most of D.C.’s STDs “news sores”?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on February 20, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Does that mean D.C. reporters are fed information on a “knees to know” basis?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on February 20, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Does that mean Bill Clinton is D.C.’s number 1 news source?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on February 20, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Does that mean a D.C. political interview is really a “debriefing”?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on February 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

A fair number of media people wind up married to people in politics in D.C. They didn’t meet through eHarmony.

oldennis on February 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Does that mean D.C. reporters are really “press-titutes”?

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on February 20, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Obama and Candy Crowley?

fogw on February 20, 2014 at 11:42 AM

No; on the other hand I can see them bribing her with KFC.

slickwillie2001 on February 20, 2014 at 2:08 PM

I thought everyone up there was gay.

Big Orange on February 20, 2014 at 3:06 PM

What a shock!

BetseyRoss on February 20, 2014 at 5:21 PM

Is this the origin of “deepthroat’s” name?

NoPain on February 20, 2014 at 6:55 PM

I thought everyone up there was gay.

Big Orange on February 20, 2014 at 3:06 PM

I wonder if Jim Messina and Andie Cooper have ever got together?

slickwillie2001 on February 20, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Whose sleeping with The Mooch and rat-face Jarrett?

SouthernGent on February 20, 2014 at 9:42 PM