Dan Froomkin explores the ways in which the White House press corps could get more answer bang for their question buck:
White House reporters should become more assertive in demanding that the president make himself available. They should raise the issue every day in the daily briefing with McClellan, instead of only once every few weeks. In fact, they should also bring it up every time they get in earshot of the president. (‘Mr. President, why won’t you meet with us once a month?’) Correspondents are sometimes loath to appear too activist or hectoring. But there is nothing inappropriate about the press demanding accountability from the president of the United States.
And they should ask better questions.