BROOKE GLADSTONE: If these events don't influence coverage, why do you think the White House throws them? Do they just want to shoot you with a super-soaker?
ED HENRY: Maybe they wanna actually get to know us as people sometimes.
And Glenn Greenwald (Salon, 2/15/10) comments:
Marc Ambinder disclosed that it was the DNC that paid for the party.But Ed Henry thinks that they do that because Rahm Emanuel and Joe Biden and the other White House officials just decided they wanted an opportunity to get to know Ed and Wolf and the other members of the media just a little bit better as people.They want to get behind the facade of the grizzly, ornery reporter and get in touch with theReal Ed, theHuman Being. That's how CNN's senior White House correspondent thinks.